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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Philippine diplomat Rosario Manalo, a member of the Independent Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine State, at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. An independent commission established by Myanmar's government and led by Manalo has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that drove more than 700,000 members of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar panel: Security forces likely committed war crimes

Jan. 20, 2020 11:50 PM EST

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. However, the...

President Donald Trump arrives to speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AP FACT CHECK: Distortions in Trump's legal defense

Jan. 20, 2020 3:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense against impeachment charges, as laid out in his legal argument released Monday, has distortions at its core. Trump through his lawyers assails Democrats for trying to upend the results of an election, which is precisely the point of impeachment in the...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020. file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, right, walk along the colonnade of the White House in Washington. The federal government's watchdog agency says a White House office violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine aid. The Government Accountability Office said Thursday the White House Office of Management and Budget violated the law in holding up the assistance. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense

Jan. 20, 2020 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. The claim marked a week of frequent exaggeration and distortion by the president heading into the opening...

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales speaks during a meeting to announce the presidential candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism political party, MAS, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.  It was announced that former foreign minister David Choquehuaca, will be the MAS presidential candidate in Bolivia’s May 3 elections. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)

Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential vote

Jan. 19, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former President Evo Morales announced Sunday that ex-Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora will be his party's presidential candidate in Bolivia's May 3 elections. Speaking from self-exile in Argentina, Morales said the vice presidential candidate for his Movement To Socialism party...

FILE - In this June 3, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, then-commanding officer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, speaks during a Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony.  Nettleton was convicted Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his alleged affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/U.S. Navy via AP)

Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt....

Mexico: accident caused drowning deaths of 4 personnel

Jan. 17, 2020 12:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's army said Friday the drowning death this week of four soldiers was caused by an accident involving confiscated weapons. The patrol had picked up three seized assault rifles and were laying them in the bed of the patrol truck when one went off. The round hit and killed the...

This undated image released by the House Judiciary Committee from documents provided by Lev Parnas to the committee in the impeachment probe against President Donald Trump, shows a photo of Lev Parnas with Trump in Florida. Parnas, a close associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, repeated denials that he is acquainted with Parnas, despite numerous photos that have emerged of the two men together. (House Judiciary Committee via AP)

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Lev Parnas says he delivered an ultimatum in May, at Giuliani's behest, to the incoming...

Trial on Border Patrol conditions continues after inspection

Jan. 16, 2020 7:13 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The trial to examine allegations of unsafe and freezing conditions in some Border Patrol facilities in Arizona continued Thursday as a federal judge gave a brief synopsis of his last-minute inspection at Tucson station. Judge David C. Bury said in court on Thursday that he didn't want...

FILE - James Mackler poses for a portrait in a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, in Nashville, Tenn. The campaign arm for U.S. Senate Democrats endorsed James Mackler on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 for an open seat in Tennessee.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise, File)

US Senate Dems' campaign arm endorses Mackler in Tennessee

Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign arm for U.S. Senate Democrats endorsed James Mackler on Thursday for an open seat in Tennessee. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee praised Mackler's military service in its endorsement. Mackler is a former Army helicopter pilot and served in the Judge Advocate...

DC Fire investigating recruits' hand gestures in photo

Jan. 16, 2020 1:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A photo of fire department recruits possibly using a racist hand gesture has become the subject of an internal investigation by District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services. DC Fire and EMS said in a statement it was made aware of the photo Wednesday, news outlets reported....