History on live TV: Diplomats testify on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time a top diplomat testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about “the investigations” that he wanted Ukraine to pursue that are...

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the...

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread across the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather establishing new cold-temperature records from...

The Latest: Trump ‘not watching’ impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local):11:40 a.m.President Donald Trump isn’t watching the public House impeachment...

'Sad day' or 'scam'? What to watch at impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “solemn day” or a “show trial”?Americans and the world can decide for themselves as House Democrats let the public in to the impeachment proceedings against President...

Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he came face to face with the limits of his power, confronting...

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 three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses...

Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of...

Israel hits Gaza amid rocket fire, Palestinian deaths rise

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes pounded Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza on Wednesday and militants resumed rocket fire toward Israel after a brief overnight lull, as the death toll...

Trump and Erdogan to meet amid strained US-Turkey relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump will meet as relations between the NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades, with Turkey rebuffing the...