Government and politics

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House impeachment panels are starting to release transcripts from their investigation. And in one of them, Yovanovitch says that Ukrainian officials warned her in advance that Rudy Giuliani and his allies were planning to "do things, including to me." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a warning to watch her back, that people were "looking to hurt" her. From there, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House investigators, it escalated into a chilling campaign to fire her as President Donald Trump and his allies angled in...
Read More
Supporters for Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke carry signs while waiting for him to speak before the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty and Justice Celebration, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. O'Rourke told his supporters that he was ending his presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Associated Press
November 02, 2019 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate bid. Addressing supporters in Iowa, O'Rourke said he made the...
Read More
President Donald Trump departs O'Hare International Airport after speaking at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 4:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has again broached the idea of freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from a Colorado federal prison, where he is in his seventh year of a 14-year prison term for political corruption. Trump asked for a...
Read More
FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Odessa High School graduates pose for a group portrait prior to the start of the commencement ceremony in Odessa, Texas. Lower-performing students are doing worse in math and reading, dragging down overall results on the Nation’s Report Card. American fourth graders overall posted a slight decline in8 math and a slight gain in reading, while eighth graders saw results fall in both reading and math. That’s according to results released Wednesday on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, a nationwide test. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via AP)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 12:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — America's eighth graders are falling behind in math and reading, while fourth graders are doing slightly better in reading, according to the latest results from the Nation's Report Card . But there were some exceptions to the findings, which also showed declines among fourth graders...
Read More
Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council, center, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, to appear before a House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform joint interview with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 9:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying White House orders, an Army officer serving with President Donald Trump's National Security Council testified to impeachment investigators Tuesday that he twice raised concerns over the administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden. Alexander...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington. McAleenan has agreed to testify before a House committee on global terrorism. He had been subpoenaed by the House Homeland Security Committee to testify after he said he could not attend because it would be his second-to-last day in office and he was focused on the transition (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has agreed to testify Wednesday before a House committee on global terrorism. McAleenan had challenged a subpoena sent to him by the House Homeland Security Committee. He had said he could not attend the hearing because it would...
Read More
In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, are power lines in Lafayette, Calif., that show damage near where a fire started. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather. The fires described in PG&E reports to state regulators match blazes that destroyed a tennis club and forced evacuations in Lafayette, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of San Francisco. (Matthias Gafni/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 8:03 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather...
Read More
FILE - In this April 29, 2019, file pool photo Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks at a news conference after company's annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum in Chicago. Muilenburg says that after Boeing finishes upgrading flight-control software on the Max, it will be one of the safest planes ever. Muilenburg is scheduled to testify Tuesday, Oct. 29, before a Senate committee, then again on Wednesday before a House panel. (Joshua Lott/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 6:29 pm
On the anniversary of the first of two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets, the CEO will tell Congress that the aircraft company knows it made mistakes and is throwing everything into fixing the plane. "We have learned and are still learning from these accidents," Dennis Muilenburg said,...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 11:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his visit to Chicago (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Justice Department will begin a stronger crackdown on violent crime in the United States. Trump spoke Monday at the International Association of Chiefs of...
Read More
FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., talks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hill says she’s asked for an investigation into intimate photos she says were posted online without her consent. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, a rising Democratic star in the House, announced her resignation amid an ethics probe, saying explicit private photos of her with a campaign staffer had been "weaponized" by her husband and political operatives. The California Democrat, 32, had been hand-...
Read More

Pages