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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, then-White House counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The federal appeals court in Washington, is giving the House another shot at forcing McGahn to appear before Congress. Nine of the Democratic-dominated court’s 11 judges are hearing arguments by telephone Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in a dispute between House Democrats and President Donald Trump’s administration over a subpoena for McGahn’s testimony that was issued a year ago by a House committee.  (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Appeals court again rules out House subpoena for McGahn

Aug. 31, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Monday again threw out a lawsuit by House Democrats to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee. In a 2-1 ruling, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the House of...

Pro-democracy legislator Ted Hui, center, is arrested by police officers in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Hong Kong police arrested 16 people Wednesday on charges related to anti-government protests last year, including two opposition lawmakers. Pro-democracy legislators Ted Hui and Lam Cheuk-ting were arrested early Wednesday, according to posts on their Facebook pages. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong police arrest 16, including 2 opposition lawmakers

Aug. 26, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 16 people, including two opposition lawmakers, on Wednesday on charges related to anti-government protests last year. The arrests of pro-democracy legislators Ted Hui and Lam Cheuk-ting were announced via social media posts. A post on Hui’s Facebook page...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus in Washington. For only the second time as president, Trump addressed the nation in a formal Oval Office speech on March 11. The U.S., he told Americans, would “expeditiously defeat this virus.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

The bully pulpit: Trump pushes Washington, but virus resists

Aug. 22, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — His face framed by the golden Oval Office curtains behind him, President Donald Trump stared straight into the camera aimed at the Resolute Desk. It was the night of March 11, 2020. And Trump’s presidency would be forever changed. Trump, whose improbable election ripped up the...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Trump-Russia probe review

Aug. 14, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, his lawyer said Friday. Kevin Clinesmith is accused of altering a...

Midshipman sentenced to 25 years in sexual assault case

Aug. 14, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has been sentenced to 25 years after a military panel found him guilty of sexual assault and other charges. The Capital Gazette reported Friday that Nixon Keago also was dismissed from the service and sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances. The...

Sentencing delayed for midshipman in sexual assault case

Jul. 24, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has postponed sentencing for a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman found guilty of sexual assault charges because the defendant was showing signs of a COVID-19 infection. The Capital Gazette reported that Midshipman Third Class Nixon Keago’s sentencing hearing is scheduled to...

Arrest in death of woman whose body was found in suitcase

Jul. 24, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in a Philadelphia neighborhood last month. Aaron Mosher, of Brown Mills, is charged with criminal conspiracy, tampering with evidence, abuse of corpse and obstruction of...

Naval Academy midshipman guilty of sexual assault

Jul. 23, 2020 6:50 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A naval academy midshipman was found guilty of sexually violating three female classmates in 2018 and 2019. Midshipman Third Class Nixon Keago was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, burglary and obstruction of justice, The Capital Gazette...