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Wed. 10:20 a.m.: Ryan throws support behind Biden for president

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a former presidential candidate, this morning announced he will endorse Democrat Joe Biden for president. Ryan, D-Howland, called the ex-vice president a "trusted leader who has been a champion for working communities throughout his entire career in public service." ...

Wed. 9:26 a.m.: Impeachment hearings go live on TV with the 1st witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing at 10 a.m. today, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about ...

Wed. 9:13 a.m.: Powell to testify before Congress as Fed pauses rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is due to testify at 9:30 a.m. today in Congress about the outlook for the U.S. economy, giving his perspective two weeks after the Fed cut interest rates for a third time this year. The Fed signaled after its Oct. 29-30 meeting that ...

Wed. 9:08 a.m.: Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from two Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city's 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a ...

Wed. 9:01 a.m.: Israel vows to keep hitting militants as 18 killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed more Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza today as rocket fire toward Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the strip to 18 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months. The military said more ...

Wed. 8:57 a.m.: Afghan officials: Kabul car bomb killed 12, including kids

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bombing in Kabul during morning rush hour today targeted a private security company's convoy, with officials later saying that 12 people were killed, including children. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the ...

Tue. 2:49 p.m.: Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering this afternoon following surgery to relieve pressure from brain bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from a spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a ...

Tue. 10:13 a.m.: Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of Israeli airstrikes today targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another ...

Tue. 9:44 a.m.: As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold. The National Weather Service said today and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes ...

Tue. 9:30 a.m.: Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was going into surgery this morning morning at Emory University Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, his spokeswoman said. The procedure is meant to resolve bleeding due to his recent falls, Deanna Congileo said in a ...

Tue. 9:05 a.m.: McDonald’s workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

McDonald's got tough on its former CEO, who was fired last week for having a consensual relationship with an employee. Now, some workers say, the company needs to get tougher on sexual harassment in its restaurants. This morning, former McDonald's employee Jenna Ries filed a class-action ...

Mon. 9:23 a.m.: Macron marks Armistice Day, 101 years after end of WWI

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron marked Armistice Day today by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the ...

Mon. 9:17 a.m.: NY Rep. Peter King retiring, presenting Dems with new target

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced this morning he won't seek reelection, presenting Democrats with a fresh suburban target as they defend their majority in 2020. The decision comes ...

Mon. 9:12 a.m.: What’s coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe ...

Mon. 9:07 a.m.: China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks

LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell today as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on ...

Mon. 9:04 a.m.: AP-NORC poll: Many say high school diploma enough to succeed

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The findings alarm some experts ...

Fri. 9:46 a.m.: Iran 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures 300

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early today, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m., Iran's seismological center said. The area is ...

Fri. 9:26 a.m.: Bloomberg opens door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped to defeat President Donald Trump. Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, ...

Fri. 9:20 a.m.: Turkish patrol kills protester amid shaky truce in NE Syria

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after he was run over by a Turkish military vehicle during a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria today, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The man was among a group of residents who had chased and pelted the ...