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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, flanked by lawyers, aides and Capitol police, leaves the Capitol on Oct. 11 after testifying behind closed doors to the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees as part of the ongoing impeachment investigation into President Trump.
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:11

Marie Yovanovitch was recalled from her position as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine earlier this year amid what she called a "concerted campaign" against her, led by President Trump.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled the tech company's plan to help ease the housing crisis, with Apple pledging $2.5 billion for mortgages, development and other initiatives.
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 08:41

The plan includes $1 billion for a mortgage assistance fund for first-time homebuyers in the state, and $1 billion for an open line of credit to develop "very low- to moderate-income housing."

Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first encountered Ebola in 1976, before it had been identified. Since then, from his post at the Congo National Institute for Biomedical Research, he has led the global search for a cure.
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 08:26

Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first confronted a mysterious, bloody disease in 1976. But credit for the discovery went to Belgian researchers.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin campaigns outside the governor's mansion in Frankfort, Ky., with anti-abortion rights activists.
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:28

In Virginia and Kentucky, activists on both sides of the abortion debate are working to elect candidates with the power to affect abortion policy at the state level.

The House impeachment inquiry wants to hear from John Eisenberg, the top lawyer at President Trump's National Security Council, but he was instructed to stay away, Eisenberg's lawyer said.
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:11

Four senior White House officials did not show up to testify on Monday, including the top lawyer at the National Security Council. The inquiry began releasing testimony from earlier witnesses.

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:00

Google "rash" online, and you'll mostly turn up photos of inflamed bumps on white skin. That's not so helpful for people of color, says a mom who's pushing for a more realistic diversity of images.

Then-national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a media conference in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Aug. 28, 2018. Bolton, a lifelong Russia hawk, has been described as objecting to Trump's Ukraine policy: Holding up military assistance intended to help Ukraine resist Russian military activity was antithetical to Bolton's worldview.
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:00

It was an intelligence community whistleblower who brought the matter to the attention of Congress. But insiders also recorded objections about what took place within the administration.

President Trump has been campaigning for Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin (left), who is on the ballot for reelection Tuesday. Above, they step off Air Force One in August at Louisville, Ky.'s airport.
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:00

Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.

Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado died Saturday at age 87. His work as a flamboyant astrologer and television personality whose daily TV appearances entertained many across Latin America for decades.
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 17:58

Mercado was well-known across Latin America and in the U.S. for his flamboyant horoscope readings and predictions. His broadcasts reached an estimated 120 million Latino viewers daily.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at the White House in Washington. He called on reporters to publicly reveal the name of the whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry.
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 17:40

An offer has been made to the House Intelligence Committee to open a direct channel between the whistleblower and Republicans as long as the questions do not compromise the individual's identity.

President and CEO of Saudi Aramco Amin Nasser and company chairman Yasir al-Rumayyan at a press conference in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The privately-owned oil giant announced it will IPO next month.
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 15:45

The oil company said it will sell an unspecified number of shares on a Saudi Arabian exchange. Its valuation could be $1.5 trillion, and it may be the world's biggest IPO.

President Trump and Republican allies have decried the impeachment inquiry process, but Democrats say they are following precedent.
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 10:50

Republicans say the process approved Thursday is a "sham" and "unconstitutional." But Democrats say it's very similar to what was in place during previous administrations.

Norwegian Pvt. Ivan Sjoetun sits in the border post where Russian land can be seen out the window. The post is in the far northeast corner of Norway and offers a commanding view of this starkly beautiful area some 250 miles above the Arctic Circle.
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 07:41

Warmer weather up north is opening up shipping lanes and new access to natural resources. It's also fueling a military buildup.

Kate Clyatt, 28, works seasonally as a ranch hand in southwest Montana, and relies on the state's Medicaid program for health coverage. "Ranching is just not a job with a lot of money in it," Clyatt says. "I don't know at what point I'm going to be able to get off of Medicaid."
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 07:10

Montana is one of several states that want Medicaid recipients to prove they work a steady, minimum number of hours monthly. Will federal courts allow the Montana rule change to stand?

Nattapong Kaweeantawong, a third-generation owner of Wattana Panich, stirs the soup while his mother (left) helps serve and his wife (center) does other jobs at the restaurant. Nattapong or another family member must constantly stir the thick brew.
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 06:00

The giant pot of dark brew brimming with beef, spices and herbs sits near the sidewalk on a busy street in Bangkok, where it is constantly stirred by a member of the third-generation-owned restaurant.

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