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As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

WASHINGTON (AP) - Professing disinterest, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was "too busy" doing the people's business to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest he was above the fray, the president tweeted two dozen times before noon laying out his grievances about the process playing out on the opposite end of Pennsylvania Avenue.


Strained US-Turkey ties as Trump and Erdogan hold meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Turkey's leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies have fallen to their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to Russia and facing a Washington backlash over its military offensive against Kurds in Syria.


Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset.


Live, from DC: Trump impeachment hearings about to go public

WASHINGTON (AP) - The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open.


US attorney general says feds will focus on high-crime areas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Federal authorities will coordinate with state and local law enforcement officers to crack down on violence in cities with high crime rates in the coming months after arresting hundreds of fugitives under a program underway nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday.


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SPLC: Leaked emails show Miller promoted white nationalism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Southern Poverty Law Center has published emails that it says show White House adviser Stephen Miller "promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda" to a conservative news site.


Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) - Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone - featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references - wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.


Mulvaney won't sue over impeachment, declines to cooperate

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump's directions and decline to cooperate.


Trump claims credit for economy, jobs in New York speech

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite a slowing economy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the United States was enjoying a "boom the likes of which we have never seen before!"


Trump to release April call with Ukraine leader this week

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll be releasing the transcript of his April telephone conversation with Ukraine's new leader "before week's end!"


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Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff thought otherwise.


Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff thought otherwise.


Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transcripts in the newest batch from testimony in the House impeachment hearings are chipping away at a key Republican defense of President Donald Trump.


Meet the witnesses: Diplomats start off impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Diplomats and career government officials, they're little known outside professional circles, but they're about to become household names testifying in the House impeachment inquiry .


Mulvaney to file his own impeachment lawsuit, lawyers say

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, withdrawing his bid to join a separate case filed last month by a former Trump adviser, his attorneys said Monday.


Democrats, GOP to vie for impeachment narrative -- on TV

WASHINGTON (AP) - Impeachable or not?


National security officials objected to stopping Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff thought otherwise.


Prosecutors seek sentencing date for ex-Trump campaign aide

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to set a sentencing date for next month for former Trump campaign official Rick Gates.


Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.


After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president.


Six women now suing Harvey Weinstein

Six women now suing Harvey Weinstein

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The Latest: Powell sees job participation as major problem

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve cut rates for the third time this year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP senators too busy, unwilling to view impeachment hearing

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump in large part because they can’t agree on how to defend the president.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Schiff updates list of impeachment probe witnesses
Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20

The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Wisconsin Assembly votes to recognize tree, Bible week
Republican legislature moves to limit Bello's power as Monroe County Executive

Republican legislature moves to limit Bello's power as Monroe County Executive

Watch: Bello talks priorities following Election Day victory

Watch: Bello talks priorities following Election Day victory

Monroe County BOE: Absentee ballots to be opened next Thursday

Monroe County BOE: Absentee ballots to be opened next Thursday

High voter turnout in Monroe County

High voter turnout in Monroe County

Voters cast ballots for 57th Senate District, 7th Judicial District

Voters cast ballots for 57th Senate District, 7th Judicial District

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