The Latest: Trump says he doesn't expect to be impeached

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):

Trump re-ups conspiracy theory, doesn't expect to be impeached

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President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a "fictional narrative" and said it played into Russia's hands.
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Family of black Alabama man killed by police filing suit

Parents of a black man who was shot to death by police who mistook him for a shooting suspect at an Alabama shopping mall are filing a federal lawsuit on the first anniversary of his death.
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Federal addiction treatment dollars off-limits for marijuana

The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana.The move is aimed at states that allow…
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Kentucky Gov-elect says he won by focusing on people's needs

Democrat Andy Beshear says he won the governor's race in Republican-leaning Kentucky by focusing on voters' anxieties and not the "24-hour cable news cycle."
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Correction: Official Arrested-Detroit story

In a story Nov. 20 about the trial of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Controller Chelsa Wagner, The Associated Press mischaracterized the reason that staff at a Detroit hotel called the police on her husband. The staff called 911 to report that he had acted unruly during a dispute over registration and a room key, not in the hotel bar.
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Iowa Supreme Court says stand-your-ground law has limits

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the state's 2017 stand-your-ground law doesn't apply to defendants engaged in criminal activity prior to using deadly force.
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US stocks mixed as market's weekslong rally peters out

U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading Friday as a week dominated by the progress in U.S.-China trade talks — or lack thereof — comes to a close.
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Mystery grows over Lebanon aid hold-up as impeachment looms

The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an assertion of executive control of foreign aid that is similar to the delay in support for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry.
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Brexit Party not just about Brexit, Farage tells UK voters

Britain's Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the "Brexit election," dominated by the country's stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over voters more worried about the U.K.'s stuttering economy and frayed social fabric.
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FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016.
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Protesters surrender themselves to police outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

Trump claims he's why China didn't crush Hong Kong protests

President Donald Trump claims he's the reason China hasn't taken steps to crush pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Trump says Pompeo would easily win Senate seat in Kansas

President Donald Trump appeared to open the door on Friday for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas.

The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants' stories

One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who'd fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party's crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display.

Medical examiner's macabre humor leads to complaint

A state lawmaker is taking exception to the macabre humor that Maine's chief medical examiner used in an old job posting.
Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump’s former adviser on Russia and Europe, and David Holmes, a career diplomat posted at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine,

Day 5 takeaways: Warnings and talk of 'big stuff' at hearings

The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation.

Analysis: Lots of impeachment evidence but one thing missing

After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute.

Obama warns against 'purity tests' in the Democratic primary

Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting "purity tests" in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee.

Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his reelection campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they engage in on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation's history.
Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursda

Former White House aide Hill is no-nonsense Russia analyst

They heard the measured testimony of career diplomats and the mind-boggling account of a first-time ambassador who declared he was in charge of President Donald Trump's Ukraine policy. On Thursday, House impeachment investigators got straight talk from Fiona Hill, a no-nonsense former White House national security adviser who was alarmed by what she saw unfolding around her.

Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn't work there

Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said.