• Kentucky governor faces big decision as recanvass looms

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision once a recanvass of the Kentucky governor’s race is completed Thursday — concede to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in the hands of state lawmakers.

  • Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of mental health issues.

  • Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of ‘far-left’ attacks

    A Connecticut police officer accused a civil rights organization’s leader of trying to “silence conservative voices” by raising concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for its violent clashes at political rallies, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

  • US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.

  • Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a renewable-energy ride with an Australian family aboard their 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran.

  • Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

    NEW YORK (AP) — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he comes face to face with the limits of his power, confronting an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution that will play out in public and help shape how the president will be viewed by voters next year and in the history books for generations.

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    Live, from DC: Trump impeachment hearings about to go public

  • Michigan teen who vaped received double lung transplant

    DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday.

  • Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

  • Federal court rules warrantless searches of international travelers’ electronics at airports are unconstitutional

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal court rules warrantless searches of international travelers’ electronics at airports are unconstitutional.