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As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

Dec. 7, 2019 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Federal...

'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia

Dec. 7, 2019 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin," she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure...

California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

Dec. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence...

White House won't participate in next impeachment hearing

Dec. 6, 2019 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee's next impeachment hearing, a senior Trump administration official said Friday in another sign the president has accepted that he is likely to be impeached by the House. The decision came in a letter from White House...

Man convicted of death threat against Muslim candidate

Dec. 6, 2019 4:38 PM EST

A North Carolina man was convicted Friday of a charge he anonymously threatened to lynch a Muslim-American man who ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia, federal prosecutors said. Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 53, of Black Mountain, faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison following his conviction in federal...

' 'Bridgegate' duo to use different tactics at Supreme Court

Dec. 6, 2019 3:44 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of the defendants seeking to have the U.S. Supreme Court overturn his conviction in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" case wants to argue separately from his co-defendant, highlighting the different strategies they plan to use when the case is heard next month. Former Port Authority of New...

Embattled mayor seeks postponement of federal trial

Dec. 6, 2019 2:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts mayor facing federal investment fraud and extortion charges as well as prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to delay his trial several months. In a joint filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, prosecutors and lawyers for 27-year-old Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia requested...

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Dec. 6, 2019 9:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next...

Governor of Nairobi arrested while fleeing graft charges

Dec. 6, 2019 8:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's anti-corruption commission says the governor of Nairobi has been arrested while trying to flee prosecution for alleged money laundering and other crimes. The commission said Friday on Twitter that Mike Mbuvi was detained in the southern town of Voi. It shared a video showing...

UK drops torture charges against ex-wife of Liberia's Taylor

Dec. 6, 2019 7:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Friday dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Agnes Reeves Taylor was arrested in 2017 by the war crimes unit of London's Metropolitan Police and charged with participating in torture in 1990, during Liberia's civil war....