September 21
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, S

Biden: Trump 'deserves' to be investigated over Ukraine call

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the center of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump.
September 21

Elevator briefly breaks down at reopened Washington Monument

The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project.
September 21

Army recruit dies before training exercise in South Carolina

An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson in South Carolina has died before a training exercise.
September 21

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away.
September 21
Democratic U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass., waves to supporters as he arrives with family members, from left, his son James Kennedy, 1, and wife

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962.
September 21
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, speaks at a protest of climate change inaction in Manhattan, Sept. 20, 2019. Anxious a

Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of Friday's climate protests.
September 21

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
September 21

City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit.
September 21

U president: Hiring of DFL legislator 'put at risk a core value'

Think tank's job offer to a DFL legislator spurs new university president to improve process.
September 21
A damaged installation in Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing plant is pictured on September 20, 2019.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.
September 21

The Latest: US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The Latest on the U.S. response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry (all times local):
September 21
Ryan Grizzell sits on a barricade, while wearing a tinfoil hat, near an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51, Friday, Sept. 20,

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said.
September 20

Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under limited circumstances, like criminal history or questions about whether the adult is really the parent.
September 20

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there.
September 20
Leah Namugerwa, 15, a climate activist, leads a march of a variety of demonstrators Ð including students, parents, farmers and local leaders Ð march

Angry at climate inaction, young people take to streets worldwide

Haunted by specter of environmental disaster, young people march.
September 20
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison during a State Arriva

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump.
September 20

The Latest: Biden critical of Trump for urging Ukraine probe

The Latest on President Donald Trump and an intelligence official's whistleblower complaint (all times local):
September 20

The Latest: Americans, Australians celebrate in Rose Garden

The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local):
September 20

Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes

The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president?
September 20
President Donald Trump pressed the leader of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump pressed Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden's son

President believed investigation would deliver potential political dirt, people familiar with the matter said.