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In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 photo, David Carlson, left, reacts with his attorney Michael Mazzariello, center, after he was acquitted on charges of manslaughter and negligent homicide in Goshen, N.Y. Carlson faced the charges in relation to the 2013 fatal shooting of another man who was wanted on rape charges. (Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP)

New York man acquitted on all charges in 2013 fatal shooting

Jan. 17, 2020 12:03 PM EST

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been acquitted of all charges in relation to the 2013 fatal shooting of another man who was wanted wanted on rape charges. David Carlson faced charges of manslaughter and negligent homicide in a bench trial for the death of Norris Acosta-Sanchez. Carlson was...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik, a Pakistani religious group, surround an armored police armored car carrying their leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, as he arrives to a court in Lahore, Pakistan. A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of the radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent rallies in 2018 over the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, a party official said Friday.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)

Pakistani court hands down 55-year sentences to 86 Islamists

Jan. 17, 2020 3:22 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of a radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent rallies in 2018 over the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, a party official said Friday. The verdicts, unusually harsh for Pakistan, were...

Jurors acquit teen who said he didn't know gun was loaded

Jan. 16, 2020 10:20 AM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teen who said he didn't know a gun was loaded when he fatally shot a 14-year-old friend has been acquitted of second-degree murder. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in the case against the Roeland Park teen, who was 13 years old in August when he shot and killed Zavier...

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department shows Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a homeless undocumented immigrant who was acquitted of killing Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015. A federal judge is delaying a trial on gun possession charges against the Mexican national who was acquitted in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that became a national immigration flashpoint, saying he has questions about the man's mental competency. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)

Gun case delayed for man cleared of San Francisco pier death

Jan. 10, 2020 7:50 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday delayed a gun possession trial against a Mexican man who was acquitted of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that became a national flashpoint, saying he has questions about the man's mental competency. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria...

Man gets probation for evidence tampering in fatal stabbing

Jan. 9, 2020 6:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman who was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation for evidence tampering in the case. In a case in which race played a role, a jury previously found that...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on the Senate floor, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at the Capitol in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)

McConnell and Pelosi give no signs of budging on impeachment

Jan. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress opened the new year with the Senate deadlocked over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, leaving the proceedings deeply in flux as Republicans refuse to bend to Democratic demands for new witnesses. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed no signs Friday of...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after walking off the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

McConnell not ruling out witnesses in impeachment trial

Dec. 23, 2019 6:59 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he was not ruling out calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — but indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either — as lawmakers remain at an impasse over the form of the trial...

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the U.S. impeachment process

Putin says Trump was impeached for 'far-fetched' reasons

Dec. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached for “far-fetched” reasons, calling the move by Democrats a continuation of their fight against the Republican leader. “It's simply a continuation of internal political...

The Latest: Trump holds record-long rally on impeachment day

Dec. 18, 2019 11:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sample of the sights and sounds across Washington and beyond on a momentous day in Washington on Wednesday as the House passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's freewheeling impeachment night rally didn't...

President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Impeachment trial: Trump wants drama, but GOP wants it over

Dec. 11, 2019 7:23 PM EST

Washington (AP) — Donald Trump wants more than acquittal. He wants vindication. With impeachment by the House appearing certain, the president has made clear that he views the next step, a trial in the GOP-controlled Senate, as his focus. The president sees the senators not just as a jury deciding his...