Top Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony

A top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is refuting U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's testimony in the impeachment investigation against President Trump.

Joe Biden holds lead over 2020 Democratic rivals: Poll

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden holds an edge over Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, Mr. Biden's nearest Democratic presidential rival, according to a national Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday.

Mr. Biden was the top choice of 26% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, followed by Mr. Sanders at 21% ...

11 Chinese nationals found in truck at border crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Agents found 11 Chinese nationals hiding in furniture and appliances inside a moving truck stopped while entering the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said.

One person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled up in a ...

Immigrant advocates sue US over yanked detention hotline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrant advocates sued the Trump administration Tuesday for ending a free hotline that allowed detained immigrants to report concerns about custody conditions after it was featured on the show “Orange Is the New Black."

The nonprofit group Freedom for Immigrants, which has run the hotline since ...

Massive bill has wins for military families, Donald Trump’s Space Force

Lawmakers have unveiled a bipartisan compromise version of the massive 2020 defense authorization bill that sets aside funds and legislation for President Trump's prized Space Force, prohibits a unilateral U.S. withdrawal from NATO and approves a host of benefits for military and federal personnel.

The $738 billion bill, which was ...

Arms control on tap for Trump, Pompeo’s meeting with Lavrov

WASHINGTON (AP) - Arms control, Ukraine and Syria are headlining President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meetings Tuesday with Russia's foreign minister, who is making his first trip to Washington since May 2017.

Sergey Lavrov's visit, however, was overshadowed by the introduction of Ukraine-related impeachment articles by ...

Mitch McConnell expects long-delayed defense bill to pass soon

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he expected to send a long-stalled defense bill to the White House soon.

As House Democrats prepared two articles of impeachment against President Trump and congressional appropriators have yet to reach a compromise to avert another government shutdown, Mr. McConnell said the National ...

White House says impeachment hurts nation, not Trump personally

Two articles of impeachment introduced Tuesday are hurting the country instead of President Trump, who will have his day in a Senate trial, the White House said.

"The announcement of two baseless articles of impeachment does not hurt the president, it hurts the American people, who expect their elected officials ...

Pelosi announces agreement on North American trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him.

The California Democrat said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a significant ...

The Associated Press picks the top moments on TV from 2019

NEW YORK (AP) - Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The ...

GOP’s Yoho announces retirement from Congress

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) announced he will not seek reelection on Tuesday, citing his pledge to only serve four terms in Congress."I believed when I ran on term limits. I ran on a pledge to serve four terms - eight y...

Pelosi announces support for new Trump NAFTA deal

House Democrats and the White House have struck a deal on a historic trade deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday.Pelosi announced th...

Trump: NAFTA rewrite ‘looking good’

President Trump said Tuesday his rewrite of the North American trade deal is "looking good" ahead of an expected announcement of Democratic support.

"It will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA. Good for everybody - Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Unions - tremendous support. Importantly, ...

Trump: NAFTA rewrite ‘looking good’

President Trump said Tuesday his rewrite of the North American trade deal is "looking good" ahead of an expected announcement of Democratic support.

"It will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA. Good for everybody - Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Unions - tremendous support. Importantly, ...