LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local):
Thursday, December 12, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Thursday shrugged off the president's expected impeachment less than a year before Election Day, talking up the campaign's data collection efforts and declaring that no one in the Democratic field can compete with the incumbent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. Some U.S. arms control advocates said the test risks an unnecessary arms race with Moscow.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee pushed deliberately toward a historic vote Thursday to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, split sharply along party lines. The daylong session was expected to end with charges being sent to the full House for action…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Professing his belief in redemption, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights for more than 140,000 nonviolent offenders who completed their sentences.
House Democrats clashed with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a Thursday hearing that nearly spun out of control when one lawmaker called DeVos “the most unpopular person in our government" and said she's “out to destroy public education.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the differences on a number of contentious issues.
LONDON (AP) — An exit poll in Britain’s election projected Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party would likely win a solid majority of seats in Parliament, a decisive outcome that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union nex…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mass killings of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago were genocide, the Senate declared Thursday in a vote that prompted angry denunciations by Turkey and accusations that the U.S. was undermining its relations with a key NATO ally.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The $738 billion defense spending bill awaiting approval by the U.S. Senate allocates billions in funding to improve a South Dakota military base.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg is in “outstanding health,” but a letter from his doctor released Thursday notes that the 77-year-old Democratic presidential candidate is receiving treatment for several medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that the FBI committed serious errors in wiretapping a former Trump campaign aide have spurred bipartisan calls for change to the government’s surveillance powers, including from some Republicans who in the past have voted to renew or expand those powers.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's campaign is moving to become the first in the Democratic presidential primary to hire field staff and open field offices in Pennsylvania, early moves in a late primary state that could be an important prize if the nominee remains in doubt past March.
GERVAIS, Ore. (AP) — It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California's state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that the state is offering more money to help people pay their monthly premiums and will begin taxing people nex…
LONDON (AP) — UK election exit poll suggests Boris Johnson’s Conservatives likely to win majority of seats in Parliament.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge acknowledged Thursday during a disciplinary hearing that he frequently cursed in his conversations with employees and attorneys and was sometimes unprofessional in his conduct, but he insisted he didn't abuse court staff or direct vulgar and sexist terms at…
Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, a moderate Republican, said Thursday he will vote against impeaching President Donald Trump, who is accused of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Thursday that people who book an appointment will get in and out of branch offices within a half-hour, but the guarantee does not apply to those who show up without one.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters appear to be solidifying in their opinions about whether they think President Donald Trump should be impeached, the latest Marquette University Law School poll released Thursday showed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Thursday to expand child care and time-off options for working moms and dads confronted with high costs and lack of access to quality care, saying in his administration “we get it done.”
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats , but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — States in the U.S. West that have agreed to begin taking less water next month from the drought-stricken Colorado River got praise and a push for more action Thursday from the nation’s top water official.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven of nine House Democrats from Pennsylvania now say they will support the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that were under consideration in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The secrecy that shrouds competition for Louisiana's legislative leadership jobs is drawing new criticism, as deals are being brokered behind closed doors ahead of the new term.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker will remain in the Democratic presidential race even though he does not expect to qualify for next week's primary debate, he announced Thursday, after a burst of fundraising support has given him the resources he needs to continue his bid.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians — without a leader since April — voted on Thursday for a new president or boycotted and held street protests against the elections decried by a massive pro-democracy movement that forced former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors.
MADRID (AP) — Failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General warned Thursday in Madrid, as negotiators at the U.N. climate talks remained deadlocked over key issues.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — State officials are confirming that 15 cases in one small Iowa county were mistakenly recorded as felony convictions on the list they use to identify ineligible felon voters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — No new international military students will come to the United States for training until new screening procedures are in place, the Pentagon said Thursday in the wake of the deadly shooting last week by a Saudi Arabian aviation trainee at a Florida Navy base.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration despite concerns about how he will confront the growing problem of underage vaping.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has been given permission to require some people receiving Medicaid to work, volunteer or take job training to keep getting their health care, Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is enlisting the help of the private sector to develop better ways to spot and intercept illicit opioids shipped into the United States through the mail.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is a master at putting words in the mouths of other people. It's one of his favorite forms of mockery and self-aggrandizement.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren lashed out Thursday at her moderate Democratic rivals seeking the White House, accusing them of naively accepting Republican calls for unity rather than standing up to the rich while too quickly bending to the whims of their own wealthy donors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has a new ambassador to Russia after the Senate voted Thursday to confirm the No. 2 official at the State Department to the post.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is ongoing genocide in Myanmar slammed leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s armed forces, saying Thursday that the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former pro-democracy icon chose to ignore “unspeakable” crimes …
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon report has found that a senior Defense Department official sexually harassed several women on his staff, touching them and making inappropriate comments.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will hold four primary debates in each of the early primary states as voting gets underway next year, with some of the debates scheduled for just days before voters head to the polls, the Democratic National Committee announced in an email to campaigns Thursday.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are set to reject a maritime border agreement between Turkey and Libya as invalid and insist that the pact interferes with the rights of other Mediterranean Sea countries, according to a draft summit statement.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Thursday that he was ready to make changes to his plans to overhaul the pension system as a major union warned that nationwide strikes and protests could continue unabated until Christmas.
TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department charges 10 former NFL players with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's general election was going to the dogs Thursday as voters took their pooches to polling stations up and down the country.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative-backed incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court justice running for re-election is renting space from the state Republican Party and getting help from the GOP in circulating his nomination papers, the latest signs of how partisan the races have become in recent years.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia expelled two German diplomats Thursday in retaliation for Germany ejecting two employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin last week over a brazen killing last summer in the German capital.
BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany’s richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi era and its enthusiastic support of Adolf Hi…
LONDON (AP) — The national election in Britain on Thursday will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party doesn't fare well with voters. Johnson called the early election in hopes of gaining lawmakers to support h…
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two House committee chairmen are trying to put the brakes on money for a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the West over the next 10 years.
San Diego (AP) — A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a Border Patrol regional headquarters in San Diego.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association.