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Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

December 7, 2019, 5:18pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. Read story

Congress, White House near deal to create Space Force in exchange for paid leave for federal workers

December 7, 2019, 5:17pm Nation & World

Congressional lawmakers and the White House are on the verge of reaching a sweeping agreement that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers in exchange for making “Space Force” the sixth branch of the U.S military, according to four people with knowledge of the tentative deal. Read story

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

December 7, 2019, 2:57pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. Read story

Trump losses in court embolden Democrats

December 6, 2019, 8:11pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power. Read story

‘All roads lead to Putin’: Impeachment process ties Ukraine, Russia

December 6, 2019, 8:10pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Read story

Bipartisan Medicare drug bill gets makeover to lower copays

December 6, 2019, 8:06pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate bill to curb prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients got a makeover Friday to lower copays and make it easier for seniors to budget for their expenses. Read story

Supreme Court temporarily shields Trump bank records

December 6, 2019, 8:05pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily shielded the bank records of President Donald Trump and three of his children from House Democrats. Read story

Navy veteran’s ashes destined for sunken USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2019, 7:16pm Nation & World

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. Read story

Pension strike brings travel chaos for second day in France

December 6, 2019, 7:11pm Nation & World

PARIS — Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to redesign the national retirement system. Read story

15 killed in gunfire in Iraqi capital

December 6, 2019, 7:04pm Nation & World

BAGHDAD — Gunmen in cars opened fire Friday in Baghdad’s Khilani Square. leaving at least 15 people dead and 60 wounded, Iraqi security and medical officials said. At least two of the dead were policemen. Read story