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Klobuchar Supports Trump Impeachment Process 'Beginning Now'

NEW YORK (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she would support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump "beginning now." The Minnesota senator's comment to CNN Friday followed Trump's statement this week that he'd take information from a foreign…

Quicken Loans to Pay $32.5M to Settle Lawsuit Over Bad Loans

DETROIT (AP) - Quicken Loans has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of fraudulently sticking the government with bad mortgages. Crain's Detroit Business says the agreement, with no admission of wrongdoing, was disclosed…

Trump Says He Plans to Keep Criticizing Fed Over Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he has no intention of ending his public attacks on the Federal Reserve's interest rate policies even though he knows he has made Chairman Jerome Powell's job more difficult. Trump tells ABC News…

Trump Says He May Tell FBI if He Gets Dirt on Opponent

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is now saying he may contact the FBI if a foreign power presented him with negative information about a political opponent. Trump, in an interview Friday with "Fox & Friends," appeared to walk back…

Trump Says He Won't Fire Conway Over Hatch Act Violations

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he won't fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway after a federal watchdog agency recommended her removal for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. Trump tells Fox & Friends…

Sarah Sanders Leaving White House Job; Governor Run Ahead?

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, will leave her post at the end of the month. President Donald Trump said…

Trump Says Press Secretary Sanders to Leave White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the month. President Donald Trump announced the news on Twitter Wednesday. He says Sanders will be returning to her home state…

US Blames Iran for Attacks on 2 Tankers Near Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. believes that Iran is responsible for attacks that damaged two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. Pompeo said at a news conference Thursday in Washington that the attacks…

Federal Agency Recommends White House Aide Conway Be Fired

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal watchdog agency is recommending that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says Conway has become…

Twitter Deletes Accounts Linked to Foreign Governments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government's agenda. Twitter is adding those accounts and their tweets to a public database it launched last…

White House Asserts Executive Privilege in Census Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is asserting executive privilege over documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Justice Department notified the chairman of the House oversight committee of the…

Trump Jr. on Capitol Hill for Closed-Door Senate Interview

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. told reporters he has "nothing to correct" as he arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a second closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee. Trump Jr. made the brief comments in response to a…

Ford Recalls 1.3M Vehicles for Suspension, Transmission Woes

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles mainly in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems. The largest recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011 through 2017. Ford says a…

USDA: Weather Delay Cuts Corn Crop to Smallest in 4 Years

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lowered its estimate of this year's corn crop to the lowest in four years, saying wet weather has delayed planting and reduced acres planted and the expected per-acre yield.…

Medical Pot Laws No Answer for US Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Researchers repeated an analysis that sparked excitement years ago. It linked medical marijuana laws to slower than expected increases in state prescription opioid death…

Sleeping with the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study suggests dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your body clock and lead to weight gain and even obesity. Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health…

Trump Defends Immigration Deal with Mexico

STERLING, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump, his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, is looking to claim victory. But some of his Democratic challengers for the White House have criticized him for overselling a deal that mostly ramps…

US Hits Iran with New Sanctions; Petrochemicals Targeted

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Treasury Department says the sanctions will apply to the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries…

FDA Targets Vaping 'Influencers' for Online Promotions

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. regulators are targeting four vaping companies for inappropriately pushing their flavored nicotine products through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other websites The Food and Drug Administration on Friday sent warning letters to companies that used…

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