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Panel vote sends Trump impeachment charges to full House

Dec. 13, 2019 11:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a vote by the full U.S. House on Friday, as the Judiciary Committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in the constitutional and political storm that has divided Congress and the nation. The...

Man gets life for killing 2 engaged doctors in their condo

Dec. 13, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing two doctors to death in their luxury Boston condominium was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Bampumim Teixeira, 33, requested not to be in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down because he said he wouldn't control himself. Instead, he...

Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

Dec. 13, 2019 10:49 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas during the territory's protest movement. Mimicking an artist who duct-taped a banana to a wall, the force tweeted a photo of a canister similarly taped, with the...

Egypt officials arrest Italian suspected of smuggling drugs

Dec. 13, 2019 10:26 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport authorities on Friday arrested an Italian passenger for allegedly attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into the country, a customs official said. Customs inspectors searching the luggage of the traveler arriving from Milan found 644 pills and several glass bottles of illegal...

Suspect arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman

Dec. 13, 2019 10:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A juvenile suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and did so on condition of anonymity Friday. Tessa Majors, of...

UN: Greece still in violation of some norms for detention

Dec. 13, 2019 10:07 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of United Nations experts on arbitrary detention said Friday that despite some improvements, Greece was still in violation of certain international obligations in how and where people are imprisoned. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention presented a preliminary report...

Naked man who made airport bomb threat gets probation

Dec. 13, 2019 9:57 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who ran naked through Daytona Beach International Airport screaming about a bomb threat was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation and told to pay restitution to airlines affected by an evacuation that stranded scores of travelers. Volusia County Circuit Judge Matt...

Sergeant told to tone down 'gayness' to lead diversity unit

Dec. 13, 2019 8:23 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A gay St. Louis County police sergeant who was awarded nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit has been promoted to lieutenant and picked as the leader of a newly created diversity and inclusion unit. Police Chief Jon Belmar said in a news release Thursday night announcing the...

6 to remain jailed in Denmark for alleged terror attack plot

Dec. 13, 2019 8:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six people who were arrested as part of what Danish authorities alleged was an Islamist-inspired attack plot have been ordered held in pre-trial custody for four weeks. Police in Denmark arrested 22 suspects in a series of raids across the Scandinavian country earlier this week,...

Trial-ready: Pelosi faces choice on impeachment prosecutors

Dec. 13, 2019 7:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a campaign going on in Washington that even the most garrulous members of Congress aren't eager to talk about: to be part of a team of uncertain size, with a risky mission, to be named by a leader who isn't talking about what she's looking for or when she'll decide. Welcome to...