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Former National security adviser John Bolton leaves his home in Bethesda, Md. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at the Senate trial. Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a manuscript that Trump wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it committed to helping with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Trump team argues against relevancy of Bolton testimony

Jan. 28, 2020 2:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team argued forcefully against the relevance of testimony from Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton Tuesday as the lawyers neared the end of their defense and the Senate braced for debate on whether to summon Bolton and other witnesses into...

US judge delays setting trial date in WVa opioid lawsuit

Jan. 28, 2020 2:08 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge in West Virginia has delayed setting a trial date in a lawsuit filed by the city of Huntington and Cabell County over the opioid crisis. U.S. District Judge David A. Faber said at a status hearing Monday that he would wait until March in order to give attorneys for...

Mali's 2012 coup leader released on bail amid trial delays

Jan. 28, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Former military Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who overthrew Mali's president in 2012, was released on bail Tuesday as he awaits a long-delayed trial on charges he had 21 soldiers killed after a failed counter-coup that same year. Human rights groups have decried the long quest for justice...

In this courtroom sketch, defendant Harvey Weinstein, far left, listens, as Assistant District Attorney Megan Hast, standing before the bench second from right, gestures while witness Mimi Haleyi, far right, holds a microphone during Haleyi's testimony in Weinstein's sexual misconduct and rape trial, Monday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York. Supreme Court Judge James Burke, above, is shown seated between two flags. Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted her, undeterred by her kicks and pleas of,

Weinstein trial moves swiftly with more accusers on deck

Jan. 28, 2020 12:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's trial is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of his accusers expected to testify before the end of the week . A secondary witness took the stand Tuesday as part of the prosecution's effort to corroborate Mimi Haleyi's earlier testimony, where she...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike in New York. Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 too fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers and others stood around him. But U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe told the potential jurors that they were being considered to decide a criminal case involving charges of extortion and honest services wire fraud against Avenatti. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Jury selection underway in Michael Avenatti's Nike trial

Jan. 28, 2020 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection was underway Tuesday in the attempted extortion trial of a California attorney whose representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with President Donald Trump catapulted him to fame. Prospective jurors were being questioned by a judge seeking unbiased people...

Mandan woman accused in large drug bust to face trial in May

Jan. 28, 2020 10:23 AM EST

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan woman accused of possessing more than $1 million in illegal drugs with intent to sell will face trial in May. Prosecutors say Megan Isaak, 24, sold more than half a ton of marijuana between March 2018 and April 2019. She was arrested after police executed a search warrant at...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton speaks at the Christians United for Israel's annual summit, in Washington.  A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the president’s impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar

Jan. 28, 2020 3:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol. Bolton's claims in a forthcoming book — that Trump told him he wanted to withhold security aid from Ukraine until it launched...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton speaks at the Christians United for Israel's annual summit, in Washington.  A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the president’s impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

Jan. 28, 2020 12:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the...

In this image from video, a graphic is displayed as White House deputy counsel Mike Purpura speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Bolton; more claims from trial

Jan. 28, 2020 12:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated falsely Monday that House Democrats never called his former national security adviser to testify in their impeachment inquiry. Actually they did. Trump's tweet about John Bolton came as the Senate entered the second week of the impeachment trial, where his...

This artist sketch depicts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., right, listening to defense arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

Jan. 27, 2020 11:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even as Trump's lawyers mostly brushed past extraordinary new allegations from the former national security adviser and focused instead on corruption in Ukraine and...