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US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. He spoke to lawmakers for around 10 hours.

Thursday 10/17/2019
White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year, Trump says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

US hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions.

IMF head says more needed to boost growth than US-China deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader said Thursday that a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth.

In Texas, Trump tours Louis Vuitton workshop ahead of rally

ALVARADO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump toured a new Louis Vuitton leather workshop in Texas on Thursday before headlining a campaign rally in Dallas.

The Latest: Romney: Abandoning Kurds 'a bloodstain' on US

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

The Latest: Mulvaney says Ukraine remarks were misconstrued

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

Why Trump asked Ukraine's president about 'CrowdStrike'

In his now-infamous July phone call with Ukraine's president, President Donald Trump referred briefly to a long-discredited conspiracy theory that tries to cast doubt on Russia's role in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

US picks Trump resort for G-7; critics call choice 'brazen'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year's Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday, sparking an outcry from critics who called it the most blatant example yet of him using the power of his office to boost his business empire.

Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump.

Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America — but Elijah Cummings was principally the strong voice and political advocate for Baltimore, where he was revered as his hometown's champion.

2 plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, as a prosecutor said evidence includes data from over 50 bank accounts and information gathered through 10 search warrants.

'Heartbroken': GOP mourns Cummings as friend, statesman

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Heartbroken."

About that photo: Trump, Pelosi clash amid impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted it as evidence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's weakness. Pelosi raised it as a banner of strength.

The Latest: 2 plead not guilty in Giuliani-associate probe

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for businessmen accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions (all times local):

2 businessmen plead not guilty to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions

NEW YORK (AP) — 2 businessmen plead not guilty to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions.

Trump's use of military money for wall survives Senate test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to sustain President Donald Trump's veto of Democratic-sponsored legislation reversing his raid of military base project money to pay for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Cummings, powerful congressman leading Trump probe, has died

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.

Pence says United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pence says United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria.

Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials expected to gather for further talks.

Trump announces "great news" out of Pence-Erdogan talks in Turkey, saying "millions of lives will be saved!"

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Trump announces "great news" out of Pence-Erdogan talks in Turkey, saying "millions of lives will be saved!"

The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local):

The Latest: House committees set more impeachment interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the testimony by U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland to House committees investigation impeachment (all times local):

Trump portrays Mideast as a bloody sandbox, maligns Kurds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is surfacing cultural stereotypes as he depicts the Middle East as a blood-soaked sandbox where people "play" violently because that's "what they do" in that part of the world.

Veteran Democrat Maloney to take over Cummings panel for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran House Democrat from New York City will for now take over the House committee that the late Rep. Elijah Cummings chaired.

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