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Friday 11/22/2019
Analysis: Mountain of impeachment evidence beyond dispute
Updated: November 22, 2019 - 2:15 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute.

Impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories
Updated: November 22, 2019 - 1:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

Tesla edges into pickup truck market with electric model
Updated: November 22, 2019 - 12:31 am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle.

Thursday 11/21/2019
Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 11:32 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed Thursday for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display.

Former Trump adviser undercuts GOP impeachment defenses
Posted: November 21, 2019 - 11:08 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand" seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment inquiry.

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 11:05 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage.

Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 10:47 pm

BEIJING (AP) — Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop.

Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment
Posted: November 21, 2019 - 9:22 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his re-election campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they embarked on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation's history.

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 9:32 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse.

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 7:02 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city.

Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in California high school shooting
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 7:01 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 16-year-old boy who fatally shot two fellow students and wounded three others last week at a Southern California high school used an unregistered, untraceable “ghost gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday.

AP OPINION: Trump, GOP claims on Ukraine corruption
Posted: November 21, 2019 - 5:52 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies pressed a defense Thursday that he acted appropriately in withholding military aid to Ukraine out of concern over the country’s corruption and claimed the House impeachment hearings amounted to a rogue process.

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 6:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.

Former White House aide Hill is no-nonsense Russia analyst
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 5:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the measured testimony of career diplomats and the mind-boggling account of a first-time ambassador who declared he was in charge of President Donald Trump’s Ukraine policy. On Thursday, House impeachment investigators got straight talk from Fiona Hill, a no-nonsense former White House national security adviser who was alarmed by what she saw unfolding around her.

WeWork cuts nearly 20% of workforce in restructuring effort
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 5:17 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork is slashing nearly 20% of its workforce, embarking on a painful restructuring of its money-losing operation that doomed its stock market debut and left the office-sharing company on the brink of bankruptcy.

Impeachment hearing takeaways: A ‘domestic political errand’
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 6:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation between President Donald Trump and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Clinical Trial is the World's First That Aims to Reverse 20 Years of Aging in Humans
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 4:31 pm

MANHATTAN, Kan. - November 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 4:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread.

Farm Journal's Trust in Food™ Announces Sanderson Farms as New Partner in America's Conservation Ag Movement
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 4:15 pm

LENEXA, Kan. - November 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

The Latest: Impeachment hearings wrap up for the week
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 4:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local):

Optum360 Rated #1 Revenue Cycle Solutions for Sixth Year: Best in Coding, RCM Tech & Outsourcing Services, Black Book Survey
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 3:30 pm

TAMPA, Fla. - November 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Where parents feel like chauffeurs, companies step in
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 3:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of putting him in a car with a stranger. But faced with the unrelenting pressure of driving him where he needed to go in the middle of her workday, she decided to give it a try.

EPA prosecutions of polluters approach quarter-century lows
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 1:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics.

The Latest: Former Baltimore mayor enters guilty pleas
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 1:01 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the fraud and tax evasion case against disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local):

Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 12:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low.

Protesters decry Bosnia’s ‘systemic’ abuse of disabled kids
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 12:04 pm

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Around 1,000 people protested outside a government building in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo after an opposition lawmaker published shocking photos of special needs children tied to beds and radiators in a nearby government facility.

Raise a Glass to the Arrival of Georges Duboeuf's 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 10:46 am

NAPA, Calif. - November 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

New images of Mr. Rogers’ ‘Neighborhood’ on eve of new film
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 10:46 am

From 1984 through 2000, I had the privilege of spending countless hours documenting a very special neighbor, Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Takeaways from the 5th Democratic 2020 presidential debate
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 10:15 am

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.

‘On whose authority?’: What to watch in impeachment hearings
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 9:46 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — They owned the White House’s policy on Ukraine.

Across Mister Rogers’ actual neighborhoods, his faith echoes
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 9:18 am

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His TV neighborhood, was, of course, a realm of make believe — a child’s-eye view of community summoned into being by an oddly understanding adult, cobbled together from a patchwork of stage sets, model houses and pure, unsullied love.

Police: Students fine after head-on crash of school bus, SUV
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 8:31 am

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy driving an SUV collided head-on with a school bus carrying two middle school students in an Atlanta suburb.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 8:01 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 7:30 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local):

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 5:16 am

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year.

Wednesday 11/20/2019
AP OPINION: Claims from the Democrat debate
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 11:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency vied for advantage Wednesday night in a debate just over two months before the primary voting begins.

Asian shares skid on renewed US-China trade worries
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:05 pm

BEIJING (AP) — Shares skidded Thursday in Asia after moderate declines on Wall Street as anxious mounted over the possibility the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year.

Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 10:35 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats’ impeachment narrative Wednesday as he repeatedly talked of a “quid pro quo” involving Ukraine.

SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:02 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy officials on Wednesday notified a SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant and three of his superior officers during a 2017 deployment to Iraq that all four will face a review to determine if they should remain on the elite force.

Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 9:16 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric turned off electricity Wednesday for about 120,000 people in Northern California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during a new bout of windy, warm weather.

10T Tech and Lao Telecom Launch Laos Consumer eSIM Service
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 9:03 pm

VIENTIANE, Laos - November 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 8:28 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to believe the trade involved much more.

Native Americans honor 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 8:33 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a renewed sense of hope and pride.

Official: Ukraine asked about aid on day of Trump call
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 8:33 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to GOP defenses of President Donald Trump, a Defense Department official said Wednesday the Ukrainian government asked “what was going on” with U.S. military aid as early as July 25 — the very day that Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate Democrats.

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 7:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):

New SUVs and electric vehicles highlight L.A. Auto Show
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 7:03 pm

New electric vehicles, several new small SUVs, a redesigned compact car, a plug-in version of Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and a futuristic electric station wagon concept car from Volkswagen are among the new models on display this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

How Sondland’s testimony stacks up to his past statements
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 6:27 pm

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 impeachment inquiry.

AP OPINION: Trump’s dubious claim about Sondland
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 5:19 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to defend against accusations that he pushed Ukraine’s president for a political “favor” by making a dubious claim that he had little involvement with the U.S. ambassador who testified in House impeachment hearings.

AP source: FBI has asked for interview with whistleblower
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 4:49 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI last month requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

Apple detectives comb US Northwest for ‘lost’ varieties
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold.


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