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HHS defends Trump health appointee over lost jewelry claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:05pm

The government on Monday defended a top Trump administration health official who sought a reimbursement from taxpayers of $47,000, reportedly including a $5,900 Ivanka Trump-brand pendant, for items stolen during a work-related trip.

2020 newcomer Bloomberg stepping onto international stage

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:31pm

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, but he is already making his first foreign trip as a presidential candidate.

Wray: Report on Russia probe found "unacceptable" problems

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:23pm

A Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation identified problems that are “unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution,” FBI Director Chris Wray said Monday in detailing changes the bureau plans to make in response.

AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearing draws too-simple answers

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:05am

Debating the grounds for impeachment, Republicans said there's nothing here. Democrats said it's a slam dunk.

650 House seats, 3 days to go: the UK election in numbers

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:05am

There are just three days to go until Britons vote in an election that will determine not only who governs the U.K., but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union

Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony

Florent Bajrami and Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:01am

Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia.

2020 Watch: Buttigieg on the defensive, Biden's strategy

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:29am

Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:34pm

Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different.

What's next in impeachment: Articles, and committee vote

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:29pm

The House is rapidly headed toward the real work of impeachment this week, with articles expected to be introduced and voted on in the House Judiciary Committee.

Watchdog report: FBI's Russia probe justified, no bias found

Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:27pm

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures” up the bureau’s chain of command, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said in a highly anticipated report Monday. The findings undercut President Donald Trump’s claim that he was the target of a “witch hunt.”

Impeachment witness: Trump poses election 'danger'

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:22pm

President Donald Trump's efforts to “cheat to win an election” are a threat to national security, the top Democratic investigator testified Monday as the House Judiciary Committee pushes ahead with articles of impeachment.

McKinsey consulting firm allows Democratic presidential hopeful Buttigieg to disclose clients he served a decade ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:28pm

McKinsey consulting firm allows Democratic presidential hopeful Buttigieg to disclose clients he served a decade ago.

FBI Director Wray tells AP problems identified in watchdog report are 'unacceptable and unrepresentative' of bureau

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:13pm

FBI Director Wray tells AP problems identified in watchdog report are 'unacceptable and unrepresentative' of bureau.

Attorney General Barr rejects watchdog's finding backing the opening of Russia inquiry, calls probe "intrusive"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:05am

Attorney General Barr rejects watchdog's finding backing the opening of Russia inquiry, calls probe "intrusive".

IG: 17 'significant errors or omissions' in FISA applications for Trump campaign aide Page but no intentional misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:59am

IG: 17 'significant errors or omissions' in FISA applications for Trump campaign aide Page but no intentional misconduct.

Russia probe report finds no evidence of political bias, despite performance failures, per summary obtained by AP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:49am

Russia probe report finds no evidence of political bias, despite performance failures, per summary obtained by AP.

Italy investigates Maltese prof implicated in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:06am

Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating suspected embezzlement by a mysterious Maltese academic who has been linked to a U.S. probe of hacked emails.

Turkey deports 11 French suspected IS members

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:06am

Turkey has deported 11 French nationals who are suspected of being members of the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 wounded while defusing bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:46am

At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Monday while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device, officials said.