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American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will resume in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 21.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Trump's lawyers urge dismissal of 'flimsy' impeachment case

Jan. 20, 2020 1:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong," urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution." The lawyers decried the impeachment process as...

Demonstrators are seen during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters are expected at the rally to oppose gun control legislation like universal background checks that are being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. (AP Photo/Sarah Rankin)

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Jan. 20, 2020 2:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday, protesting plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation that have become a key flash point in the national debate over gun violence. The size of...

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over his contested legacy against the backdrop of a presidential election year. Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that they were honoring King's civil rights legacy of service...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei leaves her home in Vancouver, Monday, January, 20, 2020. A court hearing begins today in Vancouver over the American request to extradite an executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Huawei exec extradition hearing begins in Canada

Jan. 20, 2020 2:12 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between...

This undated photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Officers Tiffany Enriquez, left, and Kaulike Kalama. Enriquez and Kalama were killed Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, while responding to a call. (Courtesy of Honolulu Police Department via AP)

Hawaii man suspected of killing 2 cops described as unhinged

Jan. 20, 2020 2:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An Hawaii handyman who is presumed dead inside a home that burned after he stabbed his landlord and fatally ambushed two police officers had a history of run-ins with police, authorities said, and his lawyer said the man thought the government was spying on him. Jarovlav...

Mexican National Guards stand on the bank of the Suchiate River where Central American migrants are crossing from Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Migrants ford river from Guatemala to Mexico

Jan. 20, 2020 2:39 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border. The migrants moved off the border bridge and toward the river after...

In this Jan. 14, 2020 photo, tears well up in Ana Lucia Salazar's eyes as she tells her story of abuse, during an interview in Mexico City. Salazar says that she was sexually abused by a Legion of Christ priest when she was eight. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

Jan. 20, 2020 2:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them. “As some were reading the Bible, he would rape the others in...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry arrives in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry said Sunday, Jan. 19 that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Jan. 20, 2020 1:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he's taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born. Fat chance. Global fame...

Dina Blanco show injuries on her back during an interview at Luis Fabrega Hospital in Santiago, Panama, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The survivor of a cult ceremony that killed 7 people in her remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. Her father and her son managed to escape but Blanco and her daughter Inés, who died, were not so lucky.  (AP Photo/Juan Zamorano)

Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7

Jan. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Panama (AP) — A survivor of the cult ceremony that killed 7 people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. The account Monday by Dina Blanco suggests the 14 surviving participants were helpless, bound,...

Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

Jan. 20, 2020 1:08 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely. Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two...

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Police: 2 men found shot to death on Detroit's east side.

Jan. 20, 2020 3:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city's east side. Police said it was...

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks to journalists during a regional counter-terrorism meeting at the police academy in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, during a ceremony marking one year since a car bomb attack at the school, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Also in attendance were Colombia's President Ivan Duque and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Guaidó kicks off tour highlighting Venezuela 'terror' links

Jan. 20, 2020 3:29 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning President Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tried Monday to buoy international support for his flagging movement. The man recognized by the U.S. and...

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over his contested legacy against the backdrop of a presidential election year. Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that they were honoring King's civil rights legacy of service...

Nearly 100 beehives stolen from northern California orchard

Jan. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 beehives from an orchard in northern California. The beehives, which are used to pollinate almond orchards, were discovered missing on Friday, beekeeper Mike Potts said. He estimated that the theft of the 92 hives, about a third...

9-year-old girl injured by gunfire on Dallas highway

Jan. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was injured by gunfire after a man shot into a moving car in a “road rage incident” on a Dallas highway, police said Monday. Officers were searching for the man they said shot at least three times into an SUV Sunday. A woman was driving the SUV with another man...

Firefighters rescue man, dog from icy pond

Jan. 20, 2020 3:09 PM EST

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts rescued a man and a dog from an icy pond Sunday. Authorities said the incident began when the dog fell into the frigid waters of East Waushacum Pond, in Sterling north of Worcester. The man got in a canoe to try to rescue the animal but fell in himself...

In this image made from video provided by KSAT, San Antonio police officers work the scene of a deadly shooting at the Ventura, a music venue in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Texas authorities says at least a few people were killed and several others were injured following the shooting during the concert inside the club. (KSAT via AP)

Police: 2 dead, 5 injured after shooting in San Antonio club

Jan. 20, 2020 3:04 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two men were killed and at least five people were injured when someone opened fire during an argument at a concert in San Antonio, Texas, and police are hunting for the shooter who fled the scene. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday to the Ventura, a music venue and bar...

Dina Blanco show injuries on her back during an interview at Luis Fabrega Hospital in Santiago, Panama, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The survivor of a cult ceremony that killed 7 people in her remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. Her father and her son managed to escape but Blanco and her daughter Inés, who died, were not so lucky.  (AP Photo/Juan Zamorano)

Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7

Jan. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Panama (AP) — A survivor of the cult ceremony that killed 7 people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. The account Monday by Dina Blanco suggests the 14 surviving participants were helpless, bound,...

League's leader Matteo Salvini gestures during a campaign rally in view of the upcoming local elections in the Emilia Romagna region, in Maranello, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Stefano Cavicchi/LaPresse via AP)

Italy's Salvini asks for trial, his party's lawmakers oblige

Jan. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini dared lawmakers to lift his Senate immunity Monday so he could be tried for allegedly keeping migrants hostage for days aboard a coast guard rescue ship, and they did. But the only Senate immunity commission members who ended up voting in...

Police: 2 dead, 15 hurt in shooting outside Kansas City bar

Jan. 20, 2020 3:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An armed security guard shot and killed a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and injuring 15 more people outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri, police said Monday. A motive for the attack shortly before midnight Sunday outside 9ine Ultra Lounge was not immediately clear....