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Trump denigrates US diplomats, pushes conspiracy theories

Nov. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering his own take on five long days of public hearings, President Donald Trump brushed off the impeachment inquiry as “total nonsense” on Friday and bad-mouthed a number of the U.S. diplomats who testified to Congress about his Ukraine pressure campaign. In one breath,...

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

Nov. 22, 2019 1:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. President Donald Trump, who has long attacked as a “hoax” and a “witch hunt” the FBI’s...

Netanyahu’s woes mirror those of his ally Trump

Nov. 22, 2019 2:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — He was accused of using his high office to advance his personal political interests. He derided the investigation as a “witch hunt” fueled by “fake news” — an “attempted coup.” He counted on his right-wing base, his hand-picked attorney...

Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans

Nov. 22, 2019 3:43 PM EST

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr announced the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a visit...

Mystery grows over Trump administration hold on Lebanon aid

Nov. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an assertion of executive control of foreign aid that is similar to the delay in support for Ukraine at...

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China to divulge the names of human sources and his knowledge of spycraft. The sentence imposed on Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was...

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before

Nov. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30-to-60-year term imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Skerda gave Sandusky what prosecutors and...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday in her first court appearance on charges that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life in what prosecutors described as a toxic and abusive relationship. Inyoung You, 21, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in...

Syracuse U, shaken by racism, welcomes the holiday break

Nov. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Benny Callahan didn’t leave her dorm for two straight days this week. The Syracuse University freshman didn’t feel safe, she said, away from home and under siege, it seemed, by day-after-day reports of racism in campus residence and academic halls. “My parents are...

Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk bragged...

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Snowboarders honor late visionary Jake Burton Carpenter

Nov. 22, 2019 4:29 PM EST

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Snowboarders glided down a Vermont mountain Friday on the opening day of the season as a tribute to Jake Burton Carpenter, a pioneer in the sport who died this week. Carpenter, who founded Burton Snowboards in Vermont, died Wednesday of cancer complications. He was 65. In announcing his...

North Korea says it’s gained nothing from US but `betrayal’

Nov. 22, 2019 4:28 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s U.N. Mission says the country has gained “nothing but a sense of betrayal” since its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump committed to establishing a new relationship. The mission said in a summary of its assessment of North Korea-U.S....

Chicago man charged in robbery that led to deadly shootout

Nov. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities have charged an alleged getaway driver in an armed bank robbery that ended with a shootout in Chicago that left the gunman dead and a police officer and teenage bystander wounded. The Chicago Tribune reports 32-year-old Maurice Murphy, of Chicago, was charged Friday the...

Dutch police: 2 trains possibly hit by gunfire; no injuries

Nov. 22, 2019 4:21 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police say two trains in the southern Netherlands may have been hit by gunfire. Nobody was injured in either train. Breda police tweeted Friday night that a passenger train traveling from the city of Tilburg to nearby Breda, close to the border with Belgium, “could...

Records: Wife of man found in freezer feared doctors

Nov. 22, 2019 4:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman whose husband’s body was found in a freezer denied him medical care as he battled terminal illness and blocked police and social workers from entering the home, fearing a doctor would take his brain for research, according to records obtained by The...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before

Nov. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30-to-60-year term imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Skerda gave Sandusky what prosecutors and...

The Latest: Alaska AG tweets about check lawsuit deleted

Nov. 22, 2019 4:13 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over a denied oil-wealth check in Alaska (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Tweets from Alaska’s attorney general related to a woman’s lawsuit over eligibility for a check from the state’s oil-wealth fund have been deleted. Department of Law...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end slightly higher on Wall Street

Nov. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after three days of losses as a week of worry about trade talks between the U.S. and China winds down. The modest gains Friday weren't enough to erase a weekly loss for the...

4 protesters killed, raising death toll in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces clashed with anti-government protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing four and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 14, security and medical officials said. Separately, a Katyusha rocket...