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Powerful ex-prosecutor on trial for police beating cover-up

Nov. 12, 2019 8:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful former prosecutor in the New York suburbs is going on trial this week for allegedly helping cover for a former protege who, as police chief, punched a handcuffed man suspected of stealing embarrassing items from his police department SUV, including sex toys and pornography....

Mother of missing Florida girl charged; human remains found

Nov. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EST

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — Police searching for a 5-year-old Florida girl who was reported missing last week by her mother found human remains in rural Alabama, authorities said Tuesday. Taylor Rose Williams' mother, who said her daughter disappeared from home overnight, was later charged with child neglect...

FBI investigating killing of US women and children in Mexico

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — FBI agents are in Mexico helping investigate the fatal shootings of nine American women and children in northern Mexico last week. FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee said Tuesday that agents are "providing assistance at the invitation of the Mexican Government." "The FBI remains committed to...

Battle-tested attorneys to face off in impeachment inquiry

Nov. 12, 2019 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The public impeachment inquiry hearings set to begin Wednesday will pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama administration....

Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

Nov. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general...

Snow, falling temperatures lead to crashes

Nov. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio authorities were investigating two fatal wrecks in snowy and icy conditions and also injuries resulting from multiple crashes during "white-out" conditions in northeastern Ohio. The State Highway Patrol says the driver of a semitrailer was ejected and killed early Tuesday after he...

Report: Loud fight with detective preceded chief's death

Nov. 12, 2019 5:38 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A maintenance man checking on a noise complaint at a Florida beachfront hotel Sunday night walked into the room where a small-town Oklahoma police detective killed his boss in a drunken brawl, authorities said. The noises coming from room 527 at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach on...

Separating fact from fiction in Trump's impeachment hearings

Nov. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been fulminating for weeks over the impeachment inquiry, which he sees as a persecution cooked up by Democrats and "Never Trumpers." In reality, a collection of witnesses that includes Still Trumpers, Once Trumpers and the apolitical civil service has put...

Investigators: Augusta couple's deaths were a murder-suicide

Nov. 12, 2019 4:43 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Investigators say a Maine man fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then took his own life when police arrived at their apartment in Augusta. State police said Tuesday that 30-year-old Eric Ryan shot himself after officers knocked on the door. They say his body was found Monday evening...

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary...