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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump's guiding principle is the idea that he's the president - and that means he can do what he wants. It's governed how he operates with his staff, world leaders and lawmakers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump's idea of executive power is also impeachment defense

Jan. 25, 2020 6:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes. Something is the best or the worst, a person is a winner or a total loser, an event has never happened before, even when it has. Absolutism was the unwritten credo of his career in business and is the guiding light of his presidency as he...

In this image from video, White House counsel Pat Cipollone 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)

Trial highlights: Transcript talk, handshakes for defense

Jan. 25, 2020 4:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Saturday argued a robust version of one of his favorite phrases to tweet: “Read the transcript!” It was the first day of defense arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial as the Senate gathered for two quick hours in a rare...

Fertility doc responds after being sued for using own sperm

Jan. 25, 2020 4:04 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado fertility doctor who is being sued for allegedly using his own sperm to impregnate several women says the women don't have a legal complaint because they requested artificial insemination from an anonymous donor and that's what they received. Dr. Paul Jones filed his...

James Lankford, R-Okla., with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

GOP senators upset by Schiff remark, Dems claim 'diversion'

Jan. 25, 2020 3:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans said lead impeachment prosecutor Adam Schiff insulted them during the trial by repeating an anonymously sourced report that the White House had threatened to punish Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump. Schiff, who delivered closing arguments for the...

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Jan. 25, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to...

Colorado man gets 9 years for plot to kill district attorney

Jan. 25, 2020 2:20 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado resident and suspected prison gang member accused of plotting to kill a district attorney has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and was sentenced to nine years in prison. Billie Allen, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony count of attempt to influence a public servant,...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Week 1 of Weinstein trial: Vile allegations, X-rated gifts

Jan. 25, 2020 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein trundled into court this week for the start of a New York City rape trial, facing the prospect of a conviction that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Within the first three days of the #MeToo-era trial, the once-heralded Hollywood titan whom prosecutors...

Report: Ford to pay $30M-plus for lawsuit over transmissions

Jan. 25, 2020 11:12 AM EST

Ford will pay at least $30 million in a proposed settlement over a class-action lawsuit related to failing transmissions in its Fiesta and Focus vehicles. The lawsuit represents nearly 2 million owners and former owners of the cars, which had bad dual-clutch transmissions, the Detroit Free Press reported, citing...

GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote

Jan. 25, 2020 7:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House prosecutors. Over three days of arguments, Democrats warned that the senators will live to...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

Jan. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. They then implored Republican senators to allow...