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‘I now recall’: What to watch in Trump impeachment hearings

Nov. 20, 2019 9:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly what is Gordon Sondland’s story? Certainly it’s full of international mystery, which House impeachment investigators are sorting through as they probe President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. But the intrigue is largely due to...

Attorneys rest in trial of man charged with killing wife

Nov. 20, 2019 9:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected in the trial of a man charged in the shotgun shooting death of his wife in Windham, Maine. Noah Gaston said he thought he was firing at an intruder, but an expert witness for the state testified the victim was little more than arm’s length away...

Man gets 10 years for motorcycle-car collision death

Nov. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man has been imprisoned for the crash death of his passenger after his motorcycle ran into the back of a car in Mason City. Court records say 41-year-old Brandon Kellar, of Mason City, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the...

Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Oxy China sales

Nov. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspecting nation, fueling the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. Yet, even as its U.S. drugmaker collapses...

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

Nov. 20, 2019 9:23 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her “Healthy Holly” children’s books to enrich herself,...

Sondland says Giuliani was pushing for Ukraine quid pro quo

Nov. 20, 2019 9:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that Rudy Giuliani was pushing a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine that he had to go along with it because it’s what President Donald Trump wanted. “Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of...

3 more years behind bars in vehicular homicide case

Nov. 20, 2019 9:10 AM EST

CROKSTON, Minn. (AP) — A northwestern Minnesota woman has been sentenced to spend another three years behind bars for running over and killing her boyfriend while drunk. Forty-seven-year-old Beth Windus earlier pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the August death of 51-year-old Jonathon...

18-year-old gets 45-60 years for Lincoln slaying

Nov. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been given 45 to 60 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Lincoln man. Lancaster County District Court records show Natavian Morton was sentenced Monday. Morton had pleaded no contest to manslaughter and a weapons crime. Prosecutors lowered a charge of...

Portland must stop charging excessive public record fees

Nov. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County judge has ruled that Portland must stop charging excessive fees for routine email and document searches to fulfill public records requests. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Circuit Court Judge Shelley D. Russell’s ruled Monday that the city’s current...

Former sheriff pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Nov. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Virginia has pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges. News outlets report former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe entered the plea Tuesday in federal court. He and codefendant Gerard Boyle are accused of engaging in a quid pro quo relationship for 12 years. Boyle...