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Rescuers search for girl, 6, missing after truck swept away

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Rescuers with helicopters, drones, boats and dogs searched Sunday for a 6-year-old girl missing since Friday, when a truck she was in was swept away while attempting to cross an Arizona creek swollen by runoff from a powerful storm. A boy and a girl, both 5, were ...

‘I know Joe’s heart’: Why black voters are backing Joe Biden

By ERRIN HAINES AP National Writer After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden's past opposition to school busing in a nationally televised Democratic presidential debate, the former vice president who prides himself on strong relationships in the black community was in an unfamiliar place, ...

House panel to vote on Ukraine report as Trump mulls defense

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a ...

Weather delays South Dakota plane crash investigation

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Harsh wintry weather on Sunday prevented federal investigators from reaching the site in South Dakota where a single-engine plane crashed a day earlier, killing nine people and injuring three others. Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board said ...

Schiff: Impeachment report to come soon after Thanksgiving

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says his committee is preparing an impeachment report to submit to the House Judiciary Committee "soon after Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess." In a ...

Inspiring tale of a Chicago neighborhood that would not die

By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer CHICAGO (AP) — With the echo of African drums, Fairfield Avenue comes alive. Men, women and children, drawn to their front porches by the pulsing beat, witness an impromptu parade led by 60-year-old Hasan Smith. A long line of well-wishers follows him to ...

Esper says Trump ordered him to stop SEAL review board

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared on Monday that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America's ...

Conan the dog gets hero’s welcome at White House after raid

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military dog that played a starring role in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seemed oblivious to the praise that President Donald Trump heaped on it Monday at the White House. Conan, a Belgian Malinois, ...

Rabbis urge teaching of empathy to counteract religious hate

By GARY FIELDS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise worldwide, schools should take steps to teach empathy as an antidote to racism and religious hatred, several rabbis attending an international conference said. The religious leaders praised ...

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

By ERIC TUCKER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. President Donald Trump, who has long attacked as a ...