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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton speaks at the Christians United for Israel's annual summit, in Washington.  A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the president’s impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

Jan. 27, 2020 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the...

This artist sketch depicts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., right, listening to defense arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

Jan. 27, 2020 7:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even as Trump's lawyers brushed past extraordinary new allegations from Trump's former national security adviser and focused instead on corruption in Ukraine and...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton speaks at the Christians United for Israel's annual summit, in Washington.  A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the president’s impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar

Jan. 27, 2020 7:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol. Bolton's claims in a forthcoming book — that Trump told him he wanted to withhold security aid from Ukraine until it launched...

FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why it Matters: Bolton revelations complicate Trump defense

Jan. 27, 2020 1:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book are adding some drama to the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Some reasons they could be important: CONTRADICTS PRESIDENTIAL DEFENSE Bolton, who was ousted from his post last...

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Capitol fireplaces go cold for impeachment trial

Jan. 27, 2020 7:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The impeachment trial has claimed one of the U.S. Capitol's quaintest traditions — the crackling blazes in fireplaces that are the perk of senior lawmakers, senators and staff working...

FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

Jan. 27, 2020 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers. Under the new policy, immigration officials can deny green cards to legal...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a FOX News Channel Town Hall at the River Center, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats' competing impulses: Should they fight or unite?

Jan. 27, 2020 7:32 PM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that started as a struggle between the activist left and the moderates has become something far less ideological and more emotional as the first nominating contest has come into view: Should they fight or unite? A year into the campaign, Elizabeth...

Most legal experts say crime not required for impeachment

Jan. 27, 2020 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense relies in part on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime. But most legal scholars disagree, including a law professor called by Republicans in the House investigation...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Jan. 27, 2020 5:37 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected. The most prominent candidates in the 2020 presidential race spent months last year making their case to New Hampshire voters, but many of the White House hopefuls have been largely absent from the state in January amid the Senate...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, front, speaks to Colombia's Defense Minister Carlos Trujillo during a visit to an anti-narcotics police in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

State Dept. apparently bars NPR reporter from Pompeo plane

Jan. 27, 2020 7:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department Correspondents' Association says the State Department has denied a National Public Radio reporter a seat aboard Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plane for an upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia. The decision came a few days after Pompeo lashed out at another NPR...

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Most legal experts say crime not required for impeachment

Jan. 27, 2020 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense relies in part on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime. But most legal scholars disagree, including a law professor called by Republicans in the House investigation...

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig stands next to a photo of Kato Krow Perez, born in 2001, one of five infants believed to be killed by their father, during a news conference in Woodland, Calif., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Paul Perez, the father of the infants, has been arrested in the decades-old killings of five of his infant children, a case the sheriff said had haunted his agency for years, the Yolo County Sheriff's Office said Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Father arrested in killings of 5 of his infant children

Jan. 27, 2020 8:13 PM EST

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California father about to be freed from prison has been taken into custody in connection with the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case a sheriff said has haunted his agency for years. Paul Perez, 57, a convicted sex offender with a 20-year criminal...

In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (24) hugs his daughter Gianna on the court in warm-ups before first half NBA All-Star Game basketball action in Toronto. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and several others are dead after their helicopter went down in Southern California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

Jan. 27, 2020 7:55 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstarKobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer, an accident investigator said Monday. The...

NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

Jan. 27, 2020 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike that made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face of pharmaceuticals...

This artist sketch depicts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., right, listening to defense arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

Jan. 27, 2020 7:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even as Trump's lawyers brushed past extraordinary new allegations from Trump's former national security adviser and focused instead on corruption in Ukraine and...

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Capitol fireplaces go cold for impeachment trial

Jan. 27, 2020 7:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The impeachment trial has claimed one of the U.S. Capitol's quaintest traditions — the crackling blazes in fireplaces that are the perk of senior lawmakers, senators and staff working...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a FOX News Channel Town Hall at the River Center, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats' competing impulses: Should they fight or unite?

Jan. 27, 2020 7:32 PM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that started as a struggle between the activist left and the moderates has become something far less ideological and more emotional as the first nominating contest has come into view: Should they fight or unite? A year into the campaign, Elizabeth...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, fourth left, speaks with construction workers at the site of makeshit field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Li Tao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: US advises travelers to avoid all of China

Jan. 27, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local): 6:50 a.m. U.S. health officials have changed their travel advice to American travelers planning to go to China. Previously, the agency advised travelers to avoid any...

Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution

Jan. 27, 2020 6:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A conservation group announced Monday that it's preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced it is preparing a notice of intent to sue the...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bill would add primaries to special Georgia U.S. Senate vote

Jan. 27, 2020 6:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly appointed U.S. Sen Kelly Loeffler could face an unexpected GOP primary later this year in her quest to hold onto her seat under a bill passed Monday by a Georgia legislative committee against the wishes of the state's Republican governor. The move could ease the way for GOP U.S. Rep....