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Global stocks surge after Trump acquitted, China virus aid

By JOE McDONALD | February 6, 2020

Global stocks rose Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial and China cut tariffs on U.S. imports and provided aid to businesses reeling from a virus outbreak.European markets were up modestly, while Tokyo, Hong...

Impeachment loses its constitutional gravity in Trump case


WASHINGTON (AP) — Years from now, will you remember where you were and what you were doing when President Donald Trump was impeached? Have you forgotten already?The country has been on a constitutional bullet train that took off with a whistleblower's...

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for...

Impeachment takeaways: Trump’s iron grip, McConnell delivers

By MATTHEW DALY and ERIC TUCKER | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate acquitted President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges Wednesday amid Republican complaints about what they called a rushed process and Democratic claims that Trump is a threat to democracy. The...

Trump wins acquittal, but Ukraine saga far from over

By MARY CLARE JALONICK | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment of President Donald Trump is over, but it's far from case closed on Ukraine.A full accounting of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, stemming in large part from the foreign policy entanglements pursued by personal lawyer...

Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech

By JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and a nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying...

Indonesian acquitted of blasphemy for taking dog into mosque

February 5, 2020

CIBINONG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who doctors say should receive psychiatric treatment was acquitted Wednesday of blasphemy charges for taking a dog into a mosque.Suzethe Margareth was released after a panel of three judges at Cibinong...

Senate so far split neatly along party lines on impeachment

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges, with just two or three undecided members even considering breaking...

Trump trial closing arguments aim at voters, history

By LISA MASCARO and ERIC TUCKER | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing arguments Monday in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial were directed more toward history than to sway the outcome, one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record ahead of his expected acquittal in the...

GOP senators seek to acquit Trump without condoning conduct

By ERIC TUCKER | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no question, Sen. Lamar Alexander said, that President Donald Trump actions were “inappropriate” when he asked Ukraine's leader to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.But not bad enough, he said, to warrant Trump's...

Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president's removal in U.S....

Pompeo plays clean-up in Ukraine as Trump trial nears end

By MATTHEW LEE | January 31, 2020

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As the Senate lurched toward a vote to acquit President Donald Trump on impeachment charges, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played clean-up in the country at the center of the inquiry on Friday.Visiting Ukraine, Pompeo denied the...