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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 expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

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

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters.

Judiciary hearing sets stage for impeachment charges

Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:22pm

Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings.

Lawmakers seek suspension, review of US training for Saudis

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:40am

A top Republican ally of President Donald Trump went a step further than the White House on Sunday by calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from an American military training program after a student pilot from the kingdom shot and killed three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida.

Nadler says committee vote on impeachment possible this week

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:49am

Speeding toward impeachment, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he expects a committee vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine in a bid to get an unfair advantage in U.S. elections and obstruction in the congressional inquiry.

Protesters in Belarus against deeper ties with Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:12am

Several hundred protesters have braved the repressive climate in Belarus to hold a demonstration against deepening the country's ties with Russia.

Protesters: Ukraine's leader must defend nation at summit

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:16am

Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country's interests in this week's summit with Russia, Germany and France on ending the war in eastern Ukraine.

Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 6:08am

Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts.

Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is serious

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:51am

Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun.

Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:44am

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters.

German minister urges more action against Russia on killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 2:29am

Germany's defense minister is calling for the government to turn up the pressure on Russia over a killing in Berlin that prosecutors say appears to have been ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities.

Why home prices in Salt Lake County are higher than they’ve ever been

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:44pm

Single-family homes in Salt Lake County are more expensive than ever, a recent report shows.

Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:22pm

President Donald Trump indicated Saturday that his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani wants to take the information he has gathered from his investigations in Ukraine to the U.S. attorney general and to Congress.

In Florida, Trump says he's Israel's best pal in White House

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:15pm

President Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him because, unlike his predecessors, “I kept my promises."

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:37pm

Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida.

Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:12pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East.

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:43pm

Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine.

NATO seminar canceled as US objects to anti-Trump speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:16am

The Danish Atlantic Council says it has canceled a U.S. government-sponsored seminar on NATO and transatlantic relations after the U.S. Embassy in Denmark allegedly banned an American academic known for being critical of President Donald Trump from speaking there.

UK parties in final hunt for votes before Thursday election

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:34am

Britain's political parties embarked Sunday on a final hunt for votes ahead of this week's general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers to go to the polls.