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Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

Dec. 12, 2019 1:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. Democrats and Republicans used the...

Beyond the hearings: What to watch on Trump impeachment

Dec. 12, 2019 1:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment is moving beyond the hearing room. House committee members are debating and voting on articles of impeachment Thursday against President Donald Trump. But the political battle over his fate is sweeping across the Capitol, the White House and Washington on the cusp of the 2020...

Appeals court to rehear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

Dec. 12, 2019 1:16 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to rehear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia will ask the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Judge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA

Dec. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s request for a preliminary injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Stephen V....

Judge to decide on removing Texas baby's life support

Dec. 12, 2019 12:04 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A judge on Thursday will consider whether a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family's opposition. At the hearing in Fort Worth, a judge will consider the request by Tinslee Lewis' family for a temporary injunction to stop Cook Children's Medical...

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

Dec. 11, 2019 11:31 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's top court that the mass exodus of Rohingya people from the country she leads was the unfortunate result of a...

Charges dropped, brothers in hemp-pot mixup look to sue NYC

Dec. 11, 2019 10:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green. A day after prosecutors dropped criminal charges in a case spotlighting confusion over hemp, marijuana and conflicting laws, the Brooklyn brothers caught in the chaos took the first step toward suing the city...

Arizona official in human smuggling case seeks to keep seat

Dec. 11, 2019 10:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies up for adoption in the United States made an appeal Wednesday to keep his job. Lawyers for Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen told the county Board of Supervisors that he did not...

Weinstein's bail hiked over allegations he disabled monitor

Dec. 11, 2019 10:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Wednesday hiked Harvey Weinstein’s bail over allegations he mishandled or disabled his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months. Judge James Burke gave Weinstein three options to cover a new bail of up to $5 million and warned the disgraced movie mogul that...

Rohingya refugees reject Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial

Dec. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EST

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees accused former Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in testimony Wednesday in which she denied that her country's armed forces were guilty of genocide against the Muslim minority group. Suu Kyi, who is...