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Michigan newspaper sues school district over transparency

Jan. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan newspaper has sued Traverse City Area Public Schools for allegedly disregarding transparency laws related to the unexpected resignation of the former superintendent. The lawsuit f iled Friday by the Traverse City Record-Eagle alleged the district misused closed...

Ex-Fox anchor Carlson to highlight non-disclosure agreements

Jan. 26, 2020 2:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former Fox News anchor whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the downfall of then-Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is scheduled to visit the Massachusetts Statehouse to highlight the continued use of non-disclosure agreements. Gretchen Carlson, whose lawsuit is included in the film...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, night falls on the Capitol, in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. Web traffic and TV ratings tell a similar story, with public interest seeming to flag after the House voted last month to impeach a president for only the third time in U.S. history.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

Jan. 26, 2020 2:47 PM EST

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. As House impeachment managers make their case to remove President Donald Trump from office, voters in several states said in interviews with The Associated Press that...

Three Jordanians charged for IS-inspired attack in court

Jan. 26, 2020 2:10 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Three Jordanian men appeared in court Sunday to face charges connected to the stabbing of eight people at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan in November in an attack allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group. The military judge presiding over the trial accused the...

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow, center, stands with his son, Jordan Sekulow, left, and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, while arriving at the Capitol in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Dems seek witnesses

Jan. 26, 2020 1:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with...

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Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

Jan. 26, 2020 1:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate whose planned execution was halted in September 2017 by the U.S. Supreme Court after his lawyers argued his death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias has died, according to the state Department of Corrections. Keith “Bo” Tharpe, 61, died of...

King: Impeachment acquittal would shift power to White House

Jan. 26, 2020 12:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Acquitting President Donald Trump of obstruction during his impeachment trial could reshape the power structure between the president and Congress forever, creating graver implications than the abuse-of-power claims, Sen. Angus King said. Allowing a president to thumb his nose by...

Virginia woman sues animal shelter over bite to her finger

Jan. 26, 2020 12:24 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has sued a humane society that she says didn’t properly restrain a caged dog that bit her finger. Marie A. Franco-Wisnewski, 55, of Portsmouth, is seeking $240,000 in damages, plus costs and interests, from the Portsmouth Humane Society, The Virginian-Pilot...

New Mexico airman to face a military trial after fatal crash

Jan. 26, 2020 12:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico say an airman charged in a fatal car accident last year will face a military trial. They say Airman 1st Class Calvin Cooper is charged with negligent homicide, manslaughter and drunken or reckless operation of a vehicle. Cooper...

Western New Mexico county developing DWI drug court

Jan. 26, 2020 11:59 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A western New Mexico county is developing a new court aimed at helping people convicted of drunken driving and drug offenses, officials announced. McKinley County Magistrate Court is drafting plans for a DWI drug court to aid offenders in becoming sober and to reduce repeat criminal...