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Impeachment trial brings angst for 4 presidential hopefuls

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:46pm

The four Democratic senators seeking the White House want to be out there campaigning, but they’re pulled off the presidential campaign trail and into the Senate to serve as jurors in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

AP-NORC poll: Public doubts Senate trial will be revealing

Hannah Fingerhut and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:20pm

Americans are sharply divided along party lines about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, and they doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

Matthew Lee and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:39am

The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false account of Ukraine episode

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:04am

President Donald Trump gave a false account Wednesday of some of the circumstances that got him impeached.

Dems appeal for GOP open minds as impeachment arguments open

Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:46am

House Democrats opened arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Wednesday, appealing to skeptical Republican senators to join them in voting to remove Trump from office to “protect our democracy.”

Barr appoints members of presidential law enforcement panel

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:41am

Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday named 18 law enforcement officials to a presidential commission that aims to study ways to reduce crime and increase respect for the law.

Russia's Putin remains secretive about his future role

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:41am

Russian President Vladimir Putin remained tight-lipped about his future role Wednesday as he fast-tracks a set of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt to maintain his dominance over the nation's political scene after his current term ends in 2024.

Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio steps down as party struggles

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:16am

The head of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future.

Crime required for impeachment? Not so, say legal experts

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:10am

President Donald Trump's defense hinges largely on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime.

Britain's Brexit bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:47am

Britain's Brexit bill passed its final hurdle in Parliament on Wednesday after the House of Lords abandoned attempts to amend it.

Biden and Sanders' rift could define closing days in Iowa

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:06am

The rivalry between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is deepening as the Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly at loggerheads over their support of Social Security, signaling a battle ahead that could last well beyond the Iowa caucuses.

Wife: China's ex-Interpol boss jailed for reformist views

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:54am

In her first comments about her imprisoned husband's sentence in China, the wife of former Interpol president Meng Hongwei dismissed his bribery conviction as “a lie, a fake case” and said he is being punished for using his senior position in the ruling Communist Party to push for reform from within.

Putin to meet mother of Israeli backpacker jailed over hash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:49am

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with the mother of an Israeli tourist who was jailed in Russia for carrying a few grams of hashish, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

Trump minimizes severity of head injuries in Iran attacks

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:54am

President Donald Trump on Wednesday minimized the severity of head injuries sustained by U.S. troops during an Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base as he was pressed on why he had claimed no troops were injured in the attack.

Child abuse prevention advocate appointed to state school board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:25am

A child abuse prevention advocate has been appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert to the Utah State Board of Education to fill the elected office previously held by Linda Hansen, who has moved from District 3 boundaries.

ACLU pressing Nat'l Archives on censored women's march photo

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:19pm

The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding answers from the National Archives in the wake of a scandal over politically motivated edits to a photo of the 2017 Women's March.

Rio de Janeiro 2019 homicides fall as police killings surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:58am

The number of homicides in Rio de Janeiro plunged to a record low in 2019, while police killings surged to a previously unseen level in the same year, according to official figures.

US bars Iranian investors from certain types of visas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:07am

The Trump administration is barring Iranian investors and business people from entering or staying in the United States on certain types of visas.

District of Columbia sues Trump inaugural committee for abuse of funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:01am

District of Columbia sues Trump inaugural committee for abuse of funds.