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Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

Dec. 6, 2019 9:29 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault,...

A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

Dec. 6, 2019 9:24 AM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to help them identify the location — and ultimately,...

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Dec. 6, 2019 9:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next...

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Dec. 5, 2019 11:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

Dec. 5, 2019 6:45 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is backing away from requiring that U.S. citizens submit to facial-recognition technology when they leave or enter the country. The department said Thursday that it has no plans to expand facial recognition to U.S. citizens. A spokesman said DHS will delete...

Homeland Security chair wants review of border wall contract

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee is asking the Office of the Inspector General to look into a $400 million contract awarded to a North Dakota company for a border wall in Arizona. In a letter dated Wednesday, Congressman Bennie Thompson raised concern about...

A reason Democrats won't wait: Trump cases tied up in court

Dec. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal scholar Jonathan Turley told House Democrats that they are rushing the impeachment of President Donald Trump and that they instead could be enlisting the courts to try to help procure the testimony of key figures in Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe...

Text of Pelosi's announcement on articles of impeachment

Dec. 5, 2019 10:31 AM EST

Text of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement on Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Let us begin where our Founders began in 1776: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political...

China and US clash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong bills

Dec. 4, 2019 5:28 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Already strained relations between China and the United States were further muddied after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities Wednesday, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights...

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports

Dec. 3, 2019 7:41 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology. The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to...