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Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, a ruling that comes after the leading...

Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump's historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday...

Deceptions in the time of the ‘alternative facts’ president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth caught up with Donald Trump after years of giving chase. ...

Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling...

Mexico clears general, publishes US evidence against him

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug trafficking charges against the...

Mexico says US ‘fabricated’ charges, releases evidence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against...

Pelosi’s nine impeachment managers hope to ‘finish the job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue the case for President...

Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling...

Fate of Biden agenda rests with Schumer in 50-50 Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Schumer is used to drinking from a firehose. But the incoming Senate majority leader has never taken on such a...

The buck stops here: Dutch govt quits over welfare scandal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving...

EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best...

GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial. While...

Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden’s presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely...

Pelosi’s nine impeachment managers hope to ‘finish the job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue the case for President...

Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden’s presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely...

Michael Cohen writes foreword for Trump impeachment book

NEW YORK (AP) — A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate —...

Flint water probe brings charges against ex-governor, others

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A new investigation of the Flint water disaster led to charges against nine people, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder...

Comparison between Capitol siege, BLM protests is denounced

Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol with last summer's...

The Latest: Prosecutors: Arkansas man beat cop with flagpole

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists...

Arizona Republicans figure prominently in election turmoil

PHOENIX (AP) — Several Arizona lawmakers figure prominently in the controversy over the Republican effort to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss and the...

EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best...

GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial. While...

Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not...

In voting to impeach, SC’s Rice acknowledges political risk

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, who hid in an office as rioters overran the U.S. Capitol last week, acknowledged Thursday that...

Unclear who presides at Trump trial if he’s out of office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Constitution says the chief justice is to preside at the impeachment trial of a president. But what about an ex-president? ...

Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. ...

Reform Party leader tasked to form Estonia’s new government

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s president on Thursday tasked the leader of the main opposition party to form a new government, a day after Prime...

Denmark to hold impeachment trial vote on ex-minister

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's ruling party said it would back a vote in parliament Thursday on whether a former immigration minister in the...

McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pointedly did not rule out that he might eventually vote to convict the now twice-impeached President...

S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and...

EXPLAINER: Barring Trump from holding office again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives a second time, keeping him from holding office...

A day of historic impeachment, a Capitol as armed encampment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected. Inside the House chamber, the nation's lawmakers spoke with solemnity about democracy,...

A day of historic impeachment, a Capitol as armed encampment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected. Inside the House chamber, the nation's lawmakers spoke with solemnity about democracy,...

EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House days before leaving office, becoming the first American president to be impeached...

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over...

Led by Cheney, 10 House Republicans back Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Republicans — including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader — voted to impeach President Donald Trump...

Impeachment could become defining moment for Liz Cheney

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just before a mob unleashed a deadly rampage on the U.S. Capitol last week, President Donald Trump told tens of thousands...

McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pointedly did not rule out Wednesday that he might eventually vote to convict the now twice-impeached...

Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. ...

Trump’s wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

The unbreakable wall of Republican support that encouraged and enabled Donald Trump's norm-shattering presidency cracked on Wednesday. ...

Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption scandal in his party

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s prime minister resigned Wednesday over a corruption scandal involving a key official of his Center Party suspected of accepting a...

What to watch as House moves to impeach Trump for 2nd time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's fiery speech at a rally just before the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol is at the center...

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time the fury enveloping the U.S. Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. ...

House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try...

No. 3 House GOP leader backs Trump impeachment as tide grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to impeaching President Donald Trump began crumbling at the party's upper echelons on Tuesday as the No. 3...

The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rebounds from uncertainty

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, shrugging off uncertainty about a possible new attempt to impeach President...

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time the fury enveloping the Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. ...

Grieving congressman leads effort to remove Trump after riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Jamie Raskin's 25-year-old son, Tommy, killed himself on New Year's Eve and was buried the following Tuesday. A day later,...

EXPLAINER: How Trump’s 2nd impeachment will unfold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his encouragement of supporters who violently stormed the U.S....

The Latest: No public access to Capitol grounds Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a...

Trump rewards GOP ally Rep. Jim Jordan with Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the outgoing president’s...

Hundreds of historians call for Trump’s removal from office

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer-Prize winners Garry Wills, Ron Chernow, Jon Meacham and Stacy Schiff are among hundreds of historians who have signed an...

Israeli tycoon in Swiss court over alleged bribes in Guinea

GENEVA (AP) — Israeli diamond and minerals magnate Beny Steinmetz went on trial in Switzerland on Monday on charges of corruption and forging documents...

Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own...

Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own...

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the...

The Latest: Trump orders US flags lowered to honor officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): ...

Top Republican says Trump committed ‘impeachable offenses’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' momentum for a fresh drive to quickly impeach outgoing President Donald Trump gained support Saturday, and a top Republican said...

US motions expand drug claims against Honduras president

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors have filed motions saying that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández took bribes from drug traffickers and had...

The Latest: Pelosi ties rioters’ actions to ‘whiteness’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Dems’ momentum builds to impeach Trump, Pelosi hits rioters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum built among Democrats on Saturday for a fresh and fast push to impeach President Donald Trump, even as the House...

Biden calls Trump ‘unfit’ but doesn’t endorse impeachment

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden says that President Donald Trump isn't “fit for the job,” but he repeatedly refused to endorse growing...

‘He’s on his own’: Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's steadfast grip on Republicans in Washington is beginning to crumble, leaving him more politically isolated than at...

The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Intelligence official ‘disappointed’ after ouster by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted inspector general of the intelligence community says he is “disappointed and saddened” that President Donald Trump fired him, but...

Trump to skip Biden swearing-in — Biden’s fine with that

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will skip President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, refusing to fulfill the outgoing president's traditional role in...

Democrats plan lightning Trump impeachment, want him out now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans Friday for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure...

EXPLAINER: How Trump could be impeached again, but faster

WASHINGTON (AP) — When some Democrats were pushing for President Donald Trump’s impeachment in early 2019, it took around five months for House Speaker...

‘He’s on his own’: Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's steadfast grip on Republicans in Washington is beginning to crumble, leaving him more politically isolated than at...

Murkowski becomes 1st GOP senator to say Trump should resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that President Donald Trump should resign, making her the first Republican senator to say he...

Biden calls Trump ‘unfit’ but doesn’t endorse impeachment

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that President Donald Trump isn't “fit for the job,” but he repeatedly refused to endorse...

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Lawmakers openly discuss ousting Trump, possible impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers of both parties raised the prospect Thursday of ousting President Donald Trump from office, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said...

Ranchers whose case sparked standoff may get grazing rights

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has proposed awarding grazing allotments to an Oregon ranching family whose members were convicted of arson in...

Dick Thornburgh, ex-governor and US attorney general, dies

Dick Thornburgh, who as Pennsylvania governor won plaudits for his cool handling of the 1979 Three Mile Island crisis and as U.S. attorney general...

Shutdown, impeachment, virus: Chaotic Congress winds down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ending a chaotic session, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S....

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their...

New round of Trump clemency benefits Manafort, other allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of...

New round of Trump clemency benefits Manafort, other allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

Russia hands opposition politician 2-year suspended sentence

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow judge on Wednesday convicted a local opposition politician of multiple protest violations and imposed a two-year suspended sentence in...

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members of...

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members...

Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong and early supporters, a...

Indicted Giuliani associate seeks White House communications

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Lev Parnas, the indicted former associate of Rudy Giuliani, asked a federal judge Tuesday to order the...

Rio de Janeiro police arrest outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state police arrested outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella on Tuesday in connection with an alleged kickbacks scheme,...

Facing crisis, LA’s Garcetti ends talk of Biden Cabinet post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not long ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti looked like he was going places. The two-term Democrat who considered a...

6 men indicted in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal grand jury has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in what investigators...

Dutch committee issues scathing report into benefit system

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch parliamentary commission issued a damning report Thursday into a scandal in which thousands of parents were wrongly...

Top official of South Africa’s ruling ANC urged to step down

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The secretary-general of South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, may be forced to step down after the party’s integrity...

Charges in Beirut port blast stir controversy in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Top Lebanese politicians and the militant Hezbollah group rallied on Friday against charges of negligence levelled against the caretaker prime minister...

Wife of convicted California congressman seeks divorce

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The wife of former Rep. Duncan Hunter has filed for divorce after both were convicted of corruption and prosecutors alleged...

Cybersecurity firm FireEye says was hacked by nation state

BOSTON (AP) — Prominent U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye said Tuesday that foreign government hackers with “world-class capabilities” broke into its network and stole offensive...

French prosecutors seek jail in Sarkozy corruption trial

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors on Tuesday requested two years of prison and a two-year suspended sentence for former President Nicolas Sarkozy in a...

Ghana votes for president in test of country’s stability

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Voters in Ghana cast their ballots Monday for presidential and legislative elections likely to test the West African nation’s credentials...

Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland has died, at 87

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes, who represented Maryland for 30 years in the Senate and helped write a landmark anti-fraud legislation...

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