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  Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

Hunter Biden also says he failed to take into account potential implications for his father's political career. The former vice president is a front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.

Biden, Warren, Sanders face scrutiny at Democratic debate

Utah firefighters get purple manicures aiding girl in crash

  Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

  Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

NY Times: Violent meme showing Trump shooting media, political opponents shown at Trump resort

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Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese board

  Islamic State supporters escape in Syria as US pulls back

  Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

McAleenan, acting Homeland Security secretary, stepping down

  Former envoy to Ukraine defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Judges block green card denials for immigrants on public aid

The ruling came just days before the Trump administration was set to start enforcing new rules that would disqualify immigrants from getting legal U.S. residency if they were likely to become a burden on public welfare programs.

Federal judge rules against use of emergency funds to build border wall

Back in February, President Trump declared the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico a national emergency, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use money allotted for military construction to build a wall along the border.

US suspends tariff hike in limited China deal

The tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports were set to rise from 25% to 30%.

  Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares ‘Congressman 1’

An indictment unsealed Thursday identified the lawmaker only as "Congressman 1." But the donations described in the indictment match campaign finance reports for former Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican who lost his re-election bid in November 2018.

  2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community

Trump administration ramps up deportations to Cuba

  Sen. Lindsey Graham prank called by Russians

  Florida men tied to Giuliani, Ukraine probe arrested

Envoy to Ukraine was removed after pushback on Giuliani

  Ukraine president: ‘No blackmail’ in conversation with Trump

House Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry

The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform committees sent Rick Perry a subpoena Thursday.

  Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

It was wrenchingly familiar for the many who only a few years ago had fled the advances on their towns and villages by the Islamic State group.

Retiree checks to rise modestly with a cost of living adjustment amid push to expand benefits

The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this year, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2020 reverts to its pattern of moderate gains.

  Polls show close divide over Trump impeachment and removal

Several polls published since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of an impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 show a shift in views from earlier this year as the House of Representatives investigates whether Trump violated his oath of office.

  For 1st time, Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached

Joe Biden said Trump is "shooting holes in the Constitution" by asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 election and then refusing to cooperate with a resulting House impeachment inquiry.

  NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai amid furor over GM’s tweet

The teams were practicing in Shanghai, where at least two other NBA events in advance of the start of the China games were canceled as part of the ongoing rift that started after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters.

  Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.

  Recuperating Bernie Sanders says he may slow down campaigning pace

"We were doing, in some cases, five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people. I don't think I'm going to do that," Sanders told reporters when asked what his schedule may look like going forward.

  Trump declares it in writing: He won’t cooperate in impeachment probe

The White House declared Tuesday it will not cooperate with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress.

Senators warn of foreign social media meddling in US vote

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections.

  Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people’s rights

In the first of two cases, the justices heard arguments on whether a federal law banning job discrimination on the basis of sex should also protect sexual orientation. Lower courts have split on the issue. A related case on transgender employees is also being heard Tuesday.

Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

The ACLU says officers "cruelly twisted" the rules by detaining immigrant spouses following marriage interviews.

Ellen DeGeneres defends friendship with George W. Bush

DeGeneres, who welcomed Bush on her show in 2017, didn't back down from the criticism.

  Turkey says it won’t bow to Trump’s threat over its Syria plans

Turkey said Tuesday it will go ahead with a military operation in northeastern Syria and won't bow to threats over its Syria plans, an apparent reply to U.S. President Donald Trump's warning to limit the scope of its expected assault.

Despite fall, former President Carter helps build home

Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stiches, but he did not let his injuries keep him from participating in his 36th building project with the nonprofit Christian housing organization. He turned 95 last Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone.

  After stumbles, White House aims to hone impeachment defense

As House Democrats fire off more subpoenas, the White House is finalizing a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald Trump: Stall. Obfuscate. Attack. Repeat.

Judge rejects Trump challenge to release of his tax returns

Trump's lawyers immediately appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, also based in Manhattan, meaning the returns are unlikely to be turned over immediately.

  Profit, not politics: What some Trump allies did in Ukraine

Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine's massive state gas company.

  NBA’s reaction to Morey tweet differs in English, Chinese

Morey tweeted an image that read "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong." referring to the four-month-old protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. That led to Houston owner Tilman Fertitta turning to Twitter to say that Morey does not speak for the Rockets, and sparking an outcry that in

  US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria

Republicans and Democrats have warned that allowing the Turkish attack could lead to a massacre of the Kurds and send a troubling message to American allies across the globe.

  Supreme Court begins election-year term full of big cases

Chief Justice John Roberts wants to keep the court clear of partisan politics, but the justices could be asked to intervene in disputes between congressional Democrats and the White House.

AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm

This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine's massive state gas company.

  US diplomat’s wife leaves UK amid fatal crash investigation

Police said they were preparing to arrest and formally interview the woman, who has not been officially named.

  Lawyer: 2nd Trump whistleblower spoke to inspector general

Lawyer Mark Zaid told The Associated Press in a text message Sunday that the second whistleblower, who also works in intelligence, hasn't filed a complaint with the inspector general but does have "firsthand knowledge that supported" the original whistleblower.

  Aide: Rick Perry pushed Trump for Ukraine call, for energy issues

Trump on Friday evening told House Republicans that it was Perry who had teed up the July call with Ukraine, according to a person familiar with Trump's new comments who was granted anonymity to discuss the private conference call.

Witness in ex-Dallas officer’s murder trial shot and killed

Joshua Brown, the neighbor of Botham Jean who testified for prosecutors at Amber Guyger’s trial, was shot and killed Friday evening at a Dallas apartment complex.

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’

Saturday's talks were the first between the U.S. and North Korea since the February breakdown of the second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

Sen. Bernie Sanders home in Vermont after heart attack

The 78-year-old boarded a plane Saturday, just one day after he was released from a hospital.

Revelations in impeachment inquiry rattle State Department

The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a political rival threaten to tarnish its reputation as a nonpartisan arm of U.S. foreign policy, former senior officials said Fr

Pompeo blasts Ukraine critics for ‘silly gotcha game’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Greece on the last leg of a four-nation European tour that has been overshadowed by the impeachment inquiry in Washington.

  Campaign: Bernie Sanders had heart attack, released from hospital

The 78-year-old was hospitalized after he experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event Tuesday.

  Impeachment probe reaches into White House with new subpoena

Trump acknowledged that Democrats in the House “have the votes” to begin a formal impeachment inquiry.

Barack and Michelle Obama post 27th-anniversary tributes on Twitter

The Obamas got married in Chicago on October 3, 1992.

Iranian hackers said to target presidential campaign

Microsoft declined to identify the presidential campaign, citing privacy concerns.

  US unemployment rate hits a 50-year low even as hiring slows

The figures show that hiring has slowed this year as the U.S.-China trade war has intensified, global growth has slowed and businesses have reduced their investment spending.

  US diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

In the texts, Volker and two other diplomats discuss how to navigate Trump’s requests for the probe into his political rival.

Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

The justices won’t hear arguments until the winter and a decision is likely to come by the end of June, four months before the presidential election.

Report: Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign by end of 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is reportedly planning to step down from his position by year’s end.

Sanders to be at Democratic debate following heart procedure

The Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and canceled events and appearances "until further notice."

Trump admin shifting to privatize migrant child detention

Sheltering migrant children has become a growing business for one contractor, as the number of minors in government custody has swollen to record levels in the past two years.

Democrats answer Trump’s ire and name-calling with subpoenas

Democratic leaders put the White House on notice that the wide-ranging subpoena would be coming for information about Trump’s actions in the Ukraine controversy.

  Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

The 78-year-old Sanders experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday and sought medical evaluation, according to a campaign statement. It said two stents were "successfully inserted" and that Sanders "is conversing and in good spirits."

US judge: Injection sites don’t violate federal drug laws

The issue has divided public officials in Philadelphia and around the nation, although similar sites are in use in Canada and Europe.

Trump signs Autism CARES Act

The bill will bring more funding to research.

  Impeachment standoff: Trump sees ‘hoax,’ Dems a stonewall

Unleashing unconcealed fury about Democrats and the press, President Donald Trump railed Wednesday against the investigation into his dealings with Ukraine, hours after House Democratic leaders warned the White House to expect a subpoena for documents.

  Pompeo acknowledges he was on Trump call at center of probe

The Trump administration has set a defiant tone, resisting Congress' access to impeachment witnesses, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense.

Judge temporarily blocks California law aimed at Trump’s tax returns

The law requires candidates for president or governor to file copies of their personal income tax returns dating back five years with the California secretary of state's office.

  North Korea fires missile days before resuming US talks

Some experts say North Korea is attempting to raise the stakes and ramp up pressure on the United States before their nuclear negotiators meet on Saturday.

  Pompeo, Democrats trade intimidation charges in Trump probe

Setting a defiant tone, the Trump administration resisted Congress' access to impeachment witnesses Tuesday, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense.

Mouse creates stir in White House briefing room

The mouse initially landed in the lap of Peter Alexander, White House correspondent for NBC News.

  Ex-Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty in insider trading case

Former Rep. Chris Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress and set off a scramble to fill his seat in his Republican-leaning district.

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday

Carter, who served from 1977-1981 and still lives in tiny Plains, Georgia, planned no public celebrations on Tuesday.

Trump sought Australia’s help on Russia probe origins

President Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that shadowed his administration for more than two years, the Justice Department said Monday.

US targets yacht and planes of Russian for election meddling

The Treasury Department is targeting Russians suspected of trying to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

  Giuliani faces subpoena for documents in impeachment probe

Democrats have accused Trump of committing "high crimes and misdemeanors" by asking for a foreign leader's help undermining a political rival, Democrat Joe Biden.

GOP congressman blasts as ‘repugnant’ Trump civil war tweet

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a former Air Force pilot who represents an Illinois district Trump won in 2016, tweeted Sunday, "I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. ... I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant."

Trump allies in disarray as Democrats push impeachment

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said his committee intends to subpoena Rudy Giuliani for documents and may eventually want to hear from Giuliani directly.

Trump blurs lines between personal lawyer, attorney general

Trump repeatedly told Ukraine's president in a telephone call that Barr and Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani could help investigate Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of that summertime conversation.