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Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Jan. 25, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to...

In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. photo courtesy of Jim Whitfill, Phoenix police officers are seen on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix police say a woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers evacuating part of one concourse. No device was found after a search Friday. (Jim Whitfill via AP)

Police: Woman charged after Phoenix airport partly evacuated

Jan. 25, 2020 2:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers having to evacuate part of one concourse, police said Saturday. A police bomb squad responded Friday but...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

Jan. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. They then implored Republican senators to allow...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison job

Jan. 24, 2020 8:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar...

In this April 2019 photo provided by Direct Action Everywhere, Matt Johnson with Direct Action Everywhere, a Berkeley, California-based animal welfare group, holds a pig in a barn on a hog farm owned by Iowa Sen. Ken Rozenboom that the group entered through an unlocked door near Oskaloosa, Iowa. Johnson, one of those who entered the barn, said he submitted a complaint Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and local law enforcement after seeing conditions in the barn, which he contends constitute criminal animal neglect under Iowa law. (Direct Action Everywhere via AP)

Group's video shows suffering at Iowa lawmaker's pig farm

Jan. 24, 2020 3:58 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An animal welfare group gained access to an Iowa state lawmaker’s hog farm and has posted a video on the internet that shows pigs suffering and even dying in what appear to be inhumane conditions. Two people with Direct Action Everywhere, a Berkeley, California-based group,...

Man charged with child rape, investigation continues

Jan. 24, 2020 2:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Beaverton man on child sex abuse charges including rape and investigators believe there are more victims. Ricardo Infante-Perez has been under investigation since September by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, KOIN-TV reported. The 32-year-old...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, attorney Alan Dershowitz talks to the press outside federal court, in New York. Retired law professor Alan Dershowitz says he hasn't changed at all and has a long history of representing people whose views he doesn't necessarily agree with. Dershowitz is part of President Donald Trump's defense team at the Senate impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

2 lawyers on Trump defense team shared Epstein as a client

Jan. 24, 2020 2:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the lawyers on President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team have shared another client: Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr both helped the late hedge fund manager and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein win a lenient sentence for abusing underaged girls. Dershowitz and Starr, both...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Amy Braley Franck, a civilian victim advocate with the 416th Theater Engineer Command, poses for a portrait with more than 800 pages from several sexual abuse reports at her home in Oswego, Ill. Army officials have quietly ordered an investigation into allegations that leaders of an Illinois-based reserve unit mishandled sexual assault complaints and retaliated against a whistleblower, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Braley Franck has alleged that commanders launched internal investigations into at least two sexual assault cases, one in 2018 and another last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Army probes handling of Illinois sex assault complaints

Jan. 24, 2020 1:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Army officials have quietly ordered an investigation into allegations that leaders of an Illinois-based reserve unit mishandled sexual assault complaints and retaliated against a whistleblower, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and...

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks in St. Louis. Ethical Society of Police President Heather Taylor said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 that the city prosecutor’s lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis, including biases within the police department itself. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)

St. Louis prosecutor, police at odds again over traffic stop

Jan. 24, 2020 11:26 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police internal affairs investigators are looking into a traffic stop involving the city's elected prosecutor, the latest episode of a strained relationship between Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and police. Gardner was pulled over at 5:51 p.m. on Dec. 23, more than an hour after...