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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., holds redacted documents as he speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Democrats face risks and limits in Trump's impeachment trial

Jan. 23, 2020 8:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of arguments in the landmark trial. No matter how overwhelming the evidence confronting Trump, it becomes less compelling when...

Passengers wearing protective face masks enter the departure hall of a high speed train station in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday, halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus

Jan. 23, 2020 9:57 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year travel period. Police, SWAT...

David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated about one and half year ago during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Migrant parents separated from kids since 2018 return to US

Jan. 23, 2020 9:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not seen in a year and a half. The group arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Guatemala City in a...

Night falls on the Capitol, in Washington, Wednesday evening, Jan. 22, 2020, during in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. House prosecutors are outlining what they refer to as President Donald Trump's “corrupt scheme” to abuse power and obstruct Congress as they open six days of arguments in his impeachment trial. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

24 hours in, senators flout quaint impeachment rules

Jan. 23, 2020 6:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for the Senate's quaint rules and tradition. Almost immediately after Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled in Wednesday's session of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, bored and weary senators started openly flouting some basic guidelines in a chamber that prizes decorum. ...

Yasmin Ullah, a member of the Rohingya community, is all smiles as she walks out of the International Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, after the court ordered Myanmar take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya. The United Nations' top cour issued a decision on a request by Gambia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Rohingya hail UN ruling ordering Myanmar to prevent genocide

Jan. 23, 2020 9:08 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, delivering a sweeping legal victory for the Muslim minority. The ruling came despite appeals last month by Myanmar's civilian leader...

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens for a question as he visits the

Russian lawmakers OK Putin's constitutional proposals

Jan. 23, 2020 8:47 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Thursday quickly gave preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in charge after his current term ends in 2024. Kremlin critics have described the amendments as an attempt by Putin to secure his...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah stand with President Vladimir Putin at Netanyahu official residence in Jerusalem on January 23,2020 . Putin, will be a guest of honor Thursday at a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Red Army's liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp. Presidents , prime ministers and royalty from around the world who arrived in Israel for the two-day World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. (Heidi Levine/Pool photo via AP)

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

Jan. 23, 2020 8:42 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of world leaders gathered Thursday in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating rising modern-day anti-Semitism — a politically charged event that has been clouded by rival national interpretations of the genocide. Russian...

In this undated photo released from the Rural Fire Service, a C-130 Hercules plane called

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Jan. 23, 2020 6:21 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region, which came as...

Secretary of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, at podium, speaks as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, back second from right and President Donald Trump, right, listen during a signing ceremony for

'Who is she?' - US Treasury chief takes swipe at Thunberg

Jan. 23, 2020 9:26 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As one of the executive producers of the last Mad Max movie, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin might have been interested in the apocalyptic climate warnings of Greta Thunberg. Instead, he took a personal swipe at the 17-year-old, saying she was in no position to give advice...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, Annabella Sciorra attends HBO's

Weinstein trial turns to accusers, starting with Sciorra

Jan. 23, 2020 8:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, actress Annabella Sciorra felt powerless against Harvey Weinstein, keeping to all but a few friends the allegation that the once-revered Hollywood honcho pinned her to a bed and raped her in the early 1990s. Now, more than a quarter-century later, Sciorra is set to confront...

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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a missing mother of five who is presumed dead, is arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges in Stamford Superior Court, in Stamford, Conn. According to a state prosecutor, Dulos violated the terms of his release on $6 million bond because he was seen removing items from a memorial for his wife set up near his home.  Stamford State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo filed a court document Wednesday, Jan. 22 asking a judge to modify the bond for  Dulos.  (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Prosecutor: Husband in missing mom case took memorial items

Jan. 23, 2020 10:45 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead violated the terms of his release on $6 million bond because he was seen removing items from a memorial for his wife set up near his home, according to a state prosecutor. The prosecutor filed a court...

Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, outside of McDonald's on Third Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle. The window of the restaurant behind them was shattered after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)

Wild shootout in downtown Seattle leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

Jan. 23, 2020 10:44 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three people including a 9-year-old boy remained hospitalized Thursday morning after police say several people in a dispute opened fire, killing a woman, in the busiest part of downtown Seattle a t the height of the Wednesday evening commute. Authorities began receiving calls of multiple...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

U.S. stocks follow global markets lower on virus concerns

Jan. 23, 2020 10:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell on Wall Street in early trading Thursday as investors worried that a deadly virus outbreak in China could continue spreading and hurt the global economy. The weak opening for U.S. indexes follows a sell-off for global markets as authorities worldwide take measures to monitor and...

Defense technology company announces Mississippi expansion

Jan. 23, 2020 10:43 AM EST

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A global aerospace and defense technology company has announced it will be expanding existing operations in a northeast Mississippi city. Northrop Grumman Corp. employs more than 200 employees at its 320,000-square-foot (29,729-square-meter) facility in Iuka, The Daily Journal reported....

Argument on Minneapolis-area light rail train turns deadly

Jan. 23, 2020 10:41 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A man riding on a light rail train in a Minneapolis suburb fatally stabbed a fellow passenger early Thursday following an argument, transit officials said. The argument between two men turned into a physical fight after the northbound Blue Line train left the Mall of America...

Man accused of killed girlfriend's disabled daughter

Jan. 23, 2020 10:41 AM EST

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A central Wisconsin man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's disabled adult daughter. Samantha Roberts, 20, died Friday at her home in Nekoosa. Roberts had cerebral palsy, couldn't speak and used a wheelchair, according to court documents. An autopsy showed...

Speaker invited back to Middlebury 3 years after protest

Jan. 23, 2020 10:41 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A student organization has invited a controversial guest speaker back to Middlebury College this spring, three years after his appearance sparked a rowdy protest in which a professor was injured. The Middlebury College Republicans have invited Charles Murray to speak on campus on...

Police: Man with knife killed by officers in suburban Denver

Jan. 23, 2020 10:40 AM EST

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic violence call in suburban Denver Wednesday night. Officers were called to a neighborhood in Arvada after several people reported that a man was bashing a car and other things with a metal pipe outside a woman's house. ...

Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

Jan. 23, 2020 10:38 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-saving care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by a Kentucky Senate panel Thursday. The measure sailed through the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection...

New Hawaii football head coach Todd Graham ‘humbled’

Jan. 23, 2020 10:37 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Former Arizona State University head football coach Todd Graham has been introduced as the next head coach of the University of Hawaii football program, university officials said. Graham addressed university officials, athletes, reporters and others at a news conference Wednesday, Hawaii...