Bloomberg pouring $100M in anti-Trump ad campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is deciding whether to launch a Democratic presidential bid, is pouring $100 million into an online advertising campaign attacking President...

Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book

NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed fellow Republican: President Donald Trump. In...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. OUSTED AMBASSADOR TO TESTIFY IN IMPEACHMENT PROBE Marie Y...

Syria’s Assad says ‘resistance’ will force US troops out

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the American presence in Syria will lead to armed “resistance” that will eventually force the U.S. troops to leave. Assad sp...

Stock prices surge on bullish talk on China-US trade deal

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday after White House officials said China and the U.S. were getting close to an agreement to cool tensions over trade. Markets have sw...

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. ...

For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would u...

An ambassador fired: What to watch on Day 2 of impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers. Those details stand at the center of Marie Yovanovitch’s story, a personal ordeal she’ll relate to Americans and the...

Diplomat built reputation as solid pro, but saw it sullied

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine watched in disbelief as her reputation was publicly sullied in a slow-burning campaign to discredit her. She was unceremoniously ousted from her...

Ousted ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will hear from a singular witness Friday in the Trump impeachment hearings: Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was targeted by the president’s all...

Chain of Christian pregnancy centers to offer contraceptives

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood gave up roughly $60 million when it left a federal family planning program this summer in opposition to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from...

Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh is staying away from controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy, narrow Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54...

3 in melee with white supremacists plead to lesser charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three protesters entered no-contest pleas Thursday to lesser charges stemming from a 2016 melee with white supremacists that injured at least 14 people at the California stat...

US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amount to ‘bribery’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the L...

The Latest: Trump trying to flip Louisiana governor’s seat

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in Louisiana (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging Louisiana rallygoers to vot...