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A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden's family, providing lawmakers with a detailed new account of the quid pro quo central to the impeachment probe.
In a lengthy opening statement to House investigators, William Taylor described Trump's demand that "everything" President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wanted, including vital aid to counter Russia, hinged on making a public vow that Ukraine would investigate Democrats going back to the 2016 U.S. election as well as a company linked to the family of Trump's potential 2020 Democratic rival.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the House impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine as "a lynching," comments that drew backlash over use of the incendiary term by a president with a history of making racist remarks.
The highest-ranking African American in Congress warned Trump about making the comparison.
Lynchings, or hangings, historically were mostly used by whites against black men and mostly in the South beginning in the late 19th century amid rising racial tensions in the U.S. By comparing the impeachment process to a lynching, Trump is also likening Democrats to a lynch mob.
Two Phoenix police officers involved in separate incidents that drew national outrage, including one who pointed a gun and yelled profanities at a black family, will be fired, the chief of police said Tuesday.
"I expect more. You deserve more," Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. "Unlike other professions, we don't have a luxury of a do-over."
Chicago's top cop won't be in attendance when President Donald Trump addresses the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their annual conference in the city next week.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he looks forward "to hosting America's police chiefs and collaborating on the best ways to keep our cities safe in the upcoming week," but he will not hear the president's speech.
Authorities say a 17-year-old male was found dead in an off-campus house at Penn State and a fraternity has been suspended.
Penn State officials said Tuesday that the Alpha Delta chapter of Chi Phi has lost all its privileges.
Police said the teenager was found Saturday night at the house occupied by Chi Phi members. He was not a student and has not been identified. Penn State says the house is not the fraternity's official residence.
Four flight attendants were arrested at Miami International Airport on money laundering and other charges after authorities found them carrying thousands of dollars in cash during a routine Customs check.
A pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year near Florida International University showed significant design errors and should have been more carefully monitored by the state government because of the project's complexity, federal officials said Tuesday.
The National Transportation Safety Board members concluded Tuesday the design firm FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc. underestimated the load of the bridge and overestimated its strength in a critical section that splintered, dropping a 174-foot-long span onto eight cars on March 15, 2018.
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The Trump administration official who wrote an anonymous essay about resistance from the inside has a book deal.
The book, titled "A Warning", will come out Nov. 19, The Hachette Book Group imprint Twelve announced Tuesday. It will likely set off the biggest Washington guessing game since "Primary Colors," the fictionalized take on Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign that turned out to be written by journalist Joe Klein.
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Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor testified before congressional lawmakers Tuesday as part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into whether President Donald Trump abused the powers of the presidency in calling for Ukraine's leader to investigate Trump's political opponents.
Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers.
Those days, she says, are starting to change.
"I have worked over the last several years, actually, to really be much more circumspect in my conversation," Myers said. "And so, basically, I don't talk about things like that. And I know a lot of the guys are the same way."
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Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the much-debated Obama health care law and premiums will dip slightly for many, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.
President Donald Trump was elected on a promise to repeal "Obamacare." But despite his repeated efforts the program has stabilized three years into his administration. That may be short-lived.
The administration is asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, an overhang of uncertainty clouding its future.
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A number of parents in the college admissions scandal, including actress Lori Loughlin, were hit with a new grand jury indictment adding a conspiracy to commit bribery charge against them, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The parents, who were all arrested in March in the alleged nationwide bribery scheme, "conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children's admission," according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
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Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, the state’s largest utility is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power to over 200,000 customers.