Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2019. There are 40 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, ...

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate Wednesday night. C...

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leverag...

Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a s...

Whistleblower raises safety alarm about air traffic control

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistle-blowing flight controller says changes in air traffic control procedures at a major center in Florida raise the risk of a midair collision, but the Federal Aviation Adminis...

Congress adopts bills to support human rights in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The House overwhelming...

Maloney chosen as first woman to lead House Oversight panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney was elected Wednesday lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, the first woman to hold the job in the panel’s 92-year history. ...

How Sondland’s testimony stacks up to his past statements

WASHINGTON (AP) — For an ambassador whose credibility had been called into question by fellow witnesses, Gordon Sondland didn’t seem to make any major corrections to past statements in the House impea...

More than 100 in Congress ask MLB to reconsider minors plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked Major League Baseball to reconsider its proposal for a restructuring of the minor leagues after the 2020 ...

Burisma means Biden? Diplomats say the link escaped them

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in May, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mentioned a connection between a Ukrainian gas company and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Bi...

Key European party’s next leader blasts autocrats in group

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The future president of the largest party in the European Parliament launched a scathing attack on Wednesday against autocratic and populist leaderships within the group’s ranks...

State Department approves $1b weapons sale to India

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it has approved the sale of naval guns and related equipment to India in a deal worth more than $1 billion. The department says it provide...

Croatian leader regrets blocking of 2 states’ EU entry talks

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s prime minister says the European Union’s recent blocking of the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania is a “regrettable mistake.” ...

Putin says US ‘political dramas’ diverting focus from Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he’s pleased that the “political battles” in Washington have put on the back-burner accusations that Russia interfered in U.S. elections. ...

AP Explains: How have the protests in Chile evolved?

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It’s been nearly five weeks since the most potent civil unrest in Chile’s recent history broke out, bringing mass protests across the South American nation. Most of the demonstr...