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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019, file photo, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murkowski said she's comfortable waiting to decide if more information is needed as part of the Senate's impeachment trial until after hearing arguments from House managers and attorneys for President Donald Trump and questions from members. Murkowski spoke to reporters Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, from Anchorage ahead of Senate impeachment trial proceedings expected to begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Murkowski wants to hear case before deciding on witnesses

Jan. 18, 2020 9:02 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's comfortable waiting to decide if more information is needed as part of the Senate's impeachment trial until after hearing arguments from House managers and attorneys for President Donald Trump and questions from members. The Republican said...

President Donald Trump waves before getting into his vehicle after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Trump and his family are spending the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump team, House managers trade sharp views on impeachment

Jan. 18, 2020 8:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust with behavior that was the “worst nightmare" of the...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents walk down the hallway of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas. The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

Jan. 18, 2020 8:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. The family’s advocates...

Judge: Facebook must provide info sought by Massachusetts AG

Jan. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Facebook must turn over information to the Massachusetts attorney general's office regarding thousands of apps that the social media company suspects of misusing users’ data, a judge decided. The order issued by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Brian Davis on Friday stated that Facebook...

Ex-Boston City Hall official to be sentenced for bribery

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the photo shows John Lynch accepting one of several...

Oklahoma City bail bondsman charged with manslaughter

Jan. 18, 2020 5:28 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City bail bondsman has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal Thanksgiving shooting of a woman at a south Oklahoma City hotel. Prosecutors say Howard Barnett, 49, was trying to arrest a fugitive at the hotel when he forced his way past Jennifer Dunn, 43,...

In first filing for impeachment trial, Trump defense team accuses Democrats of brazen attempt to overturn 2016 election

Jan. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — In first filing for impeachment trial, Trump defense team accuses Democrats of brazen attempt to overturn 2016 election.

Fort Smith woman sentenced for killing ex-substitute teacher

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Fort Smith woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the beating death of a former long-time substitute teacher in the city's school district. Taylor Cynthia Elkins, 22, was sentenced Thursday as part of a plea agreement with...

Volunteer Erick Zehr carries campaign signs outside a venue as snow falls before an event with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Facing Senate trial crunch, Dems blitzing Iowa, early states

Jan. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — As a winter storm barreled down on Iowa, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign team struggled with whether to scrap a town hall scheduled at the old Maytag headquarters. There was more than weather at play as the Massachusetts senator's campaign monitored the forecast and called expected...

Olympic site used for 2016 Rio games shut over safety issues

Jan. 18, 2020 3:34 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro has been closed over concerns about the safety of the complex used for the 2016 games in Brazil. City authorities closed the park on Friday after a judge ruled that safety licenses were not in order. The city had appealed the judge's decision,...