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Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Jul. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they...

Mayoral aides extortion trial scheduled to get underway

Jul. 21, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's top aides are scheduled to go to trial this week on charges that they bullied music festival organizers into hiring union workers if they wanted city permits. City tourism chief Kenneth Brissette and director of intergovernmental relations Timothy Sullivan...

University of Chicago to pay $2.6M in malpractice lawsuit

Jul. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a woman who died days after receiving a heart test at the University of Chicago Medical Center will receive $2.6 million settlement under a revised court agreement. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Sarah Crayton died in 2014 after going to the hospital for an appointment with a...

Pima County GOP files suit against sanctuary city initiative

Jul. 21, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Republican Party has filed a lawsuit to try to keep the "sanctuary city" initiative off the November ballot. The Arizona Daily Star reports the suit was filed Friday. It challenges individual signatures and whether paid petition signature gatherers filled the forms out...

Missouri and Hillsdale College in legal fight over bequest

Jul. 21, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A small Michigan college with well-known conservative supporters is suing the University of Missouri over a multi-million bequest designed to promote an economic theory that espouses free markets and argues the government's only role should be to defend people and property. Hillsdale...

Wells Fargo sues California tribe in dispute over $250M loan

Jul. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Wells Fargo is suing California's Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians over a $250 million loan that the bank says the casino-owning tribe is avoiding paying back. The Fresno Bee reported Saturday that the 2012 loan was issued to refinance debt from the Chuckchansi Gold Casino and...

Sentencing for California man who killed when he was 16

Jul. 21, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was 16 when he participated in a botched robbery-turned homicide has been sentenced to 40-years-to-life in state prison. Zachery Goodwin, now 20, was one of four people convicted in the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Michael Der Vartanian of Clovis in 2016. The...

Billings man gets 4 years prison in meth trafficking case

Jul. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to four years in prison after the man admitted selling methamphetamine as part of a large drug trafficking ring. Steven Amundson, of Billings, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters after pleading guilty to possession...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

Jul. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness...