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READ: Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that will serve as the basis for action by the House Judiciary Committee. One accuses Trump of abuse of power, and the other accuses him of obstruction of...

 

Caroline Kennedy christens father's namesake carrier

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline has christened a new aircraft carrier that is named after the 35th U.S. president. Caroline Kennedy smashed a bottle across the USS John Kennedy carrier's hull Saturday at the shipyard...

 

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break. The justices denied the administration's plea to undo a lower court ruling in favor of inmates who...

 

FBI says it presumes base shooting was act of terrorism

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said...

 

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The...

 

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call "the law of the jungle.'' The United States,...

 

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base,...

 

Governor: All 3 crew killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — All three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not released,...

 

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced...

 

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in Navy shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer's motive and whether it was connected to terrorism. As questions...

 

US envoy: US has `other tools' if Iran's bad actions go on

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use "other tools" if Tehran continues its "malicious behavior." Craft also told her first press...

 

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the...

 

Trump among 4 Republicans who file to run for president

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three more Democrats and four more Republicans, including President Donald Trump, filed statements of candidacy Tuesday, the second of the state's three-day filing period for the 2020 Oklahoma primaries. Oklahoma's Republican...

 

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology. The Departm... Full story

 

Capitol Watch: Lawmakers could fine-tune public funding plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's plan to root out political corruption by allowing candidates to run for office with up to $100 million in public funds has drawn scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike who are expected to fine-tune details of...

 

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return." Speaking before the st...

 

Former White House press secretary joins Naval Academy board

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is now a member of the U.S. Naval Academy's Board of Visitors. Spicer was sworn in Monday during a board meeting in Annapolis, Maryland. The board reviews the state of morale and...

 

The Latest: Trump in Afghanistan for surprise visit

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first visit to Afghanistan (all times local): 11:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is thanking U.S. troops in Afghanistan during a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field in his fi...

 

Iraqi prime minister to resign in wake of deadly protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — A day after more than 40 protesters were killed by security forces, Iraq's prime minister announced Friday that he would submit his resignation to parliament, a step that carried uncertainty for the entire government and stirred...

 

Fired Navy leader highly critical of Trump in SEAL case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Spencer, who was fired this week for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief "has very little understanding" of how the American military...

 

House Judiciary Committee sets Dec. 4 impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump next week, scheduling a Dec. 4 hearing on the question of "high crimes and misdemeanors" set out in the Constitution. The opening he...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his so-they-say accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a sophisticated machine at his disposal for gathering and analyzing information: the U.S. government. But many of his inflammatory statements come from another place, an ethereal world where his sources...

 

An emerging priority for Powell Fed: The plight of the poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying to Congress this month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent a message seldom heard from his predecessors: That the Fed should consider the struggles of the lowest-income Americans in setting its interest-rate...

 

Pelosi urges administration to put trade changes in writing

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Democratic lawmakers are "within range of a substantially improved" trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, but that they need to see progress made in negotiations put into writing by U....

 

Absent witnesses close to Trump hover over impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are the ghosts of the House impeachment hearings. Vice President Mike Pence. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Rudy Giuliani. And perhaps most...

 

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