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Read for yourself: Trump lawyers call impeachment case 'flimsy'

At a glance: The U.S. Senate will take up the impeachment case accusing Trump of abusing power by withholding military aid from Ukraine.House Democrats called Trump's conduct the “worst nightmare" of the framers of the Constitution. Trump lawyers said the…

Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump officially begins

The third Senate impeachment trial of a US president in history convened on Thursday with the reading of the two impeachment articles charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The seven House impeachment managers who…

White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid, watchdog says

WASHINGTON — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the…

Trump signs trade deal with China, defusing economic tensions

President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from U.S. farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers. Trump said during a White…

Russians hack away: US candidates targeted along with Ukrainians

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment. Russian agents launched a phishing campaign in early November aimed at stealing the…

Democrat Cory Booker will end presidential campaign

Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he will end his campaign after failing to qualify for the Democratic debate planned for Tuesday in Iowa. "It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and…

US tried to take out another Iranian leader, but failed

The U.S. military tried, but failed, to take out another senior Iranian commander on the same day that an American airstrike killed the Revolutionary Guard's top general, U.S. officials said Friday. The officials said a military airstrike targeted Abdul Reza…

US officials: 'Highly likely' Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner

Two U.S. officials said Thursday it was "highly likely" that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. The crash came just a few hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack…

US Army warns about fake text messages about military draft

The US Army is warning Americans about a wave of "fraudulent text messages" falsely telling Americans they have been drafted into military service. The fake texts instruct the recipient to report to the nearest Army recruiting branch "for immediate departure…

Are we going to war? 6 analysts give their take

President Donald Trump faces one of the greatest tests of his presidency after Iran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. It was Iran's most brazen direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy…

The Latest: Trump calls on NATO allies to up role in Mideast

President Donald Trump says he is going to ask NATO to become much more involved in the Middle East. Trump spoke during an address Wednesday from the White House after Iran struck back at the United States for killing its most powerful military commander