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Trump pushes Attorney General Barr into political fray again

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In offering Ukraine's president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again inserting the nation's top law enforcement officer in a political ...

Dems take up impeachment drive, say Trump betrayed his oath

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an ...

Juul to end advertising and lobbying efforts of e-cigarette

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer E-cigarette maker Juul is shutting down broadcast, print and digital advertising and ending lobbying efforts in Washington as safety concerns over vaping intensify. The company on Wednesday said its CEO was stepping down and will be replaced by a senior ...

New climate report: Oceans rising faster, ice melting more

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Due to climate change, the world's oceans are getting warmer, rising higher, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic at an ever-faster pace and melting even more ice and snow, a grim international science assessment concludes. But that's ...

Workers, car owners, dealers and GM feel pinch from strike

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — As the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors stretches into a second week, it's not just the company and striking workers getting pinched. With many replacement part warehouses shut down, dealers are beginning to run short of ...

Trump tweets with fury, says impeachment push helps him

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty-eight floors above Manhattan, President Donald Trump watched his legacy change and his political future grow more uncertain. The president, back in his hometown of New York for the U.N. General Assembly, was taking ...

‘Way too extreme’: Some Democrats warn against moving left

By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — The Democrats of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, crowded onto the steps of a local courthouse, dozens of union men protesting a looming power plant closure that would put their livelihoods at risk. The crowd was overwhelmingly ...

Trump ordered aid frozen; more Democrats want impeachment

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation's leader to investigate the ...

Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It's a 21st century space race: Amazon, SpaceX and others are competing to get into orbit and provide internet to the Earth's most remote places. And like the last century's battle for space supremacy that was triggered by the Soviet ...

US soldier arrested on charge of sharing bomb instructions

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they arrested an Army soldier who they accused of discussing with an FBI informant a possible bomb attack within the United States as well as the targeting of left-leaning activists and a ...