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  Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

Video of people breaking in to retrieve the goods set off a social media uproar, as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.

  Thousands gather for Women’s March rallies across the US

House Democrats, White House lay out arguments before trial

  Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

  11 U.S. service members injured in last week’s Iran missile attack, military official says

  Andrew Yang’s wife alleges sexual assault by obstetrician

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  Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

Georgia election server showed signs of tampering: Expert

  Ukraine investigates US ambassador surveillance claim; Giuliani ally implicates Trump

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

  House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate

  Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power longer

  Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

President Donald Trump and China’s chief trade negotiator plan to sign a modest agreement Wednesday that would ease some U.S. economic sanctions on China and have Beijing step up purchases of American farm products and other goods.

  Iran warns Europe as diplomat says officials ‘lied’ on crash

Iran’s president is warning that European soldiers deployed in the Mideast “may be in danger” after Britain, France and Germany challenged Tehran over breaking limits of its 2015 nuclear deal.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts data, Dems cut some corners

Here's a look at some statements from both stages, Trump in Milwaukee and the Democratic candidates in Des Moines, Iowa.

  Democratic debate ends with talk of hope after Warren, Sanders spar over claim he said woman can’t win

The six Democratic presidential candidates wrapped up their final debate before primary voting by talking about defeating President Donald Trump and bringing a divided nation back together.

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea

  House votes Wednesday to send impeachment articles to Senate

  Iran announces arrests over downing of Ukrainian plane that killed 176

Judge refuses to second-guess family separations at US-Mexico border

Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers

  Trump’s fate rests with McConnell in impeachment trial

US drops designation of China as currency manipulator

The preliminary pact that the two sides are set to sign includes a section that's intended to prevent China from manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages.

  AG Barr: Shooting at Florida naval base was “act of terrorism”

AG Barr stated that the shooter at Pensacola, Florida, navy base 'motivated by jihadist ideology' at a press conference Monday.

  US points to Iranian dissent in wake of deadly drone strike as police accused of shooting protesters

As the Trump administration struggles with its justification for the drone strike that killed Iran's top general, officials have tried to refocus attention on voices of dissent inside Iran.

Cory Booker suspends presidential campaign

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has suspended his presidential campaign, thanking his supporters via Twitter.

Trump wants Pelosi, Schiff as impeachment witnesses

The Senate is poised to launch a tightly choreographed trial of the articles of impeachment, but there are questions about some details of the proceedings.

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

The winners of more than 5,000 state legislative races around the country will have a role in redrawing districts for Congress after the 2020 census.

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

The winners of more than 5,000 state legislative races around the country will have a role in redrawing districts for Congress after the 2020 census.

2 US troops killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

In keeping with defense department rules, the U.S. military did not identify the service members.

  White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

This comes amid a renewed election-year focus by Trump on immigration issues.

  Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake

Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.

FBI tightening up wiretap protocols after watchdog report

The FBI says it’s making changes to improve the accuracy and completeness of its wiretap applications for national security investigations.

  US orders more Iran sanctions, confronts doubts about threat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday the new sanctions will target eight senior Iranian officials as well as companies in the steel and other sectors.

Texas governor to reject new refugees, first under Trump

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state will reject the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order.

Marianne Williamson drops out of 2020 presidential race

A longshot for the Democratic nomination, author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson has suspended her presidential campaign.

  Pelosi: House moving to send impeachment to Senate next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will take steps next week to send impeachment articles to Senate for Trump’s trial.

  US dismisses Iraq request to work on a troop withdrawal plan

The U.S. State Department told the Iraqis that the two sides should instead talk about how to “recommit” to their partnership.

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

Feds: Security guard threatened Trump over Iranian general’s death

The Secret Service says Chauncy Lump posted a live video on Facebook last week where he stated “he killed my leader and I have to kill” Trump.

Lawmakers approve Brexit bill, UK on course for Jan. 31 exit

Lawmakers voted 330-231 on Thursday to pass the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Facebook will offer users slightly more control over how many political ads they see and make its online library of such ads easier to use.

White House welcomes court ruling on border wall, proposes rollback of environmental law

The government is proposing changes that could allow projects ranging from oil pipelines to mines to move forward without far less federal review of their impact on the environment.

  Pelosi says she will ‘soon’ transmit Trump impeachment to Senate

The ongoing standoff between Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is turning into a test of wills for the leaders.

‘How are your 409K’s doing?’: Trump tweets about nonexistent retirement plan

President Donald Trump put himself squarely in the bullseye with a typo in a tweet Thursday morning, touting the economic gains during his administration.

Global stocks, oil prices stabilize as Iran anxiety eases

Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Hong Kong are up Thursday. Wall Street futures are pointing to gains on the open.

  House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

Reigniting a constitutional debate over war powers, the Democratic-controlled House has approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s now cancer-free

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said during an interview with CNN that she was cancer-free.

  House to vote Thursday on curbing Trump’s actions against Iran

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set a House vote on limiting President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran.

  US, Iran step back from the brink; region still on edge

The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran’s missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

  Iran strikes back at US with missile attack on bases in Iraq

The Pentagon confirmed that Iran launched ballistic missiles at two targets hosting U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

California Rep. Duncan Hunter announces resignation

California Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter has resigned a month after being convicted of corruption.

US: Ex-Trump aide Flynn deserves up to 6 months in prison

Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the then-Russian ambassador to the U.S.

  US won’t grant Iran foreign minister visa for UN visit

The trip would have been an opportunity for Mohammed Javad Zarif to discuss the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad last week.

  Trump tests Congress’ war powers with strike against Iran

As tensions rise over the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold House votes this week to limit Trump’s ability to engage militarily. A Senate vote is expected to soon follow. Yet Congress has shown time and again it is unable to exert its abili

Groups demand answers after Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border

The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says more than 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained and questioned at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Washington.

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Former national security adviser John Bolton says that he has weighed the issues of executive privilege and “concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.”

Lincoln Chafee files to run for president as Libertarian

Chafee, a former senator and governor of Rhode Island, mounted a short-lived run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015.

  Trump doubles down on striking cultural sites in Iran

The House of Representatives is expected to introduce and vote this week on a war powers resolution to limit Trump’s military actions regarding Iran.

Graham urges Senate rules change to speed impeachment trial

A top Republican senator says he’ll push a change in Senate rules to allow President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to start right away if Democrats don’t agree to its format this week.

Extremists attack Kenya military base, 3 Americans killed

The U.S. military says that al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya, killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled.

Iraq’s Parliament calls for expulsion of U.S. troops

Lawmakers approved a resolution Sunday asking the Iraqi government to end the agreement under which Washington sent forces more than four years ago to help fight the Islamic State group.

  Rockets fired after day of mourning for slain Iranian leader

The region braced for Iran to fulfill its vows to avenge the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, but it was unclear when or how it might respond.

Small cracks have appeared in GOP unity on impeachment trial

The Senate seems certain to keep President Donald Trump in office thanks to the overwhelming GOP support expected in his impeachment trial. But how that trial will proceed remains to be seen.

  Worries about military draft crash Selective Service website

A military strike sparked fears on social media of a war between the two nations and the possibility of another military draft in the U.S.

  Thousands in Baghdad mourn Iranian general killed by US

Defense officials said the troops are from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. They are in addition to about 700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne who deployed to Kuwait earlier this week.

Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

If granted, that could put the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of the 2020 election.

Impeachment trial in flux amid Iran crisis; Giuliani associate can give info to House

Trump’s Senate trial cannot begin until House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivers the articles of impeachment, which she is refusing to do until the Republican leader provides details on whether Democrats will be able to call more witnesses.

Sanders and Trump surge, Biden rebounds in fundraising race

Strong fundraising totals suggest the Democratic primary could feature a crowded field for months and therefore a long, protracted fight for the nomination.

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the policy won't affect menthol or tobacco flavors.

Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

A video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was selectively edited to falsely suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech was making the rounds Thursday on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone.

  Iran may be planning more attacks on American interests, US defense secretary says

The comments by Defense Secretary Mark Esper seemed aimed at dissuading Iran from further aggression.

Julian Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

(Gray News) - In a tweet, Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign.

  Militiamen withdraw from US Embassy but Iraq tensions linger

There were no casualties or evacuations Wednesday, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence.

  Giuliani associate wants to offer info to House impeachment investigators

Lev Parnas’ attorney is asking a federal judge for permission to give information seized from Parnas when he was arrested, including the contents of one of his iPhones.

  W. Va. gov. approves firings over Nazi salute photo

According to the report, not all cadets felt comfortable doing the salute for the picture and initially refused to go along with it.

Trump says he’ll sign first-step China trade deal on Jan. 15

In the trade deal that was reached earlier in December, the U.S. agreed to reduce tariffs on China and China agreed to buy larger quantities of U.S. farm products.

  Prompt care was key to Sanders’ recovery from heart attack

The 78-year-old candidate’s health came under extra scrutiny when he had his heart attack Oct. 1.

  It’s been 20 years since Putin rose to power in Russia

After nearly 20 years in power, Putin continues to polarize.

  Protesters attack US Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters have broken into the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad after smashing a door and storming inside, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire.