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Read for yourself: Trump lawyers call impeachment case 'flimsy'

At a glance: The U.S. Senate will take up the impeachment case accusing Trump of abusing power by withholding military aid from Ukraine.House Democrats called Trump's conduct the “worst nightmare" of the framers of the Constitution. Trump lawyers said the…

Trump sends fiery impeachment response; Dems say he 'abandoned oath'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial Saturday while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president had "abandoned his oath" and betrayed the…

White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid, watchdog says

WASHINGTON — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the…

Payless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP)- Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international markets. The Topeka, Kansas-based says it wants to reinvigorate its largest business unit, Latin America. It also will relaunch its U.S. e-commerce…

Impeachment recap: What's happened so far, and what to expect in a trial

A recap of developments today: The U.S. House delivered two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate.Seven House members will prosecute the case against Trump.Still not decided: Whether the Senate calls new witnesses. The bulk of the…

House sends impeachment articles to Senate for President Trump's trial

Developments so far: The House vote, 228-193, comes at the start of a presidential election year.Seven House members will act as prosecutors in a Senate impeachment trial.The trial would be only the third in American history.With lawmakers divided on party…

Trump signs trade deal with China, defusing economic tensions

President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from U.S. farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers. Trump said during a White…

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change…