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Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Dec. 10, 2019 8:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump, meanwhile, insisted he did “NOTHING" wrong and that impeaching a president with a record like his would be...

Wray: Report on Russia probe found "unacceptable" problems

Dec. 10, 2019 8:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation identified problems that are “unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution,” FBI Director Chris Wray says in detailing changes the bureau plans to make in...

6 dead from New Zealand volcano as helpers describe horror

Dec. 10, 2019 5:50 AM EST

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them. The accounts Tuesday came as some relatives were forced to continue waiting for news of their loved...

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE POISED TO DO Unveil two articles of impeachment against President Trump — for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 2. IG REPORT ON RUSSIA PROBE MIXED The Justice...

Chile military plane missing with 38 on way to Antarctica

Dec. 10, 2019 3:30 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. The military said earlier that it had...

Johnson dodges UK's health woes, wants to talk about Brexit

Dec. 10, 2019 7:18 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Tuesday to get his campaign back to the issue of Brexit after coming under fire for his lack of empathy for looking away from an image of child sleeping on a hospital room floor while seeking treatment. The story of 4-year-old Jack has overshadowed...

Suspect shoots 6 dead in Czech hospital, then kills self

Dec. 10, 2019 6:45 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A man with an illegal gun shot six people dead and wounded three more in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, the prime minister and officials said. The apparent suspect later shot himself dead as police approached his car. Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech public television...

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

Dec. 10, 2019 7:47 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests. Speaking...

In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

Dec. 10, 2019 6:17 AM EST

KIRUNA, Sweden (AP) — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between...

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

Dec. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team's 2007 Spygate scandal. In a statement posted on Twitter and the team website,...

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Nobel winner Abiy says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace

Dec. 10, 2019 8:31 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier informed his determination to seek the end of a long conflict with a neighboring country. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke at Oslo City Hall during the ceremony in Norway's...

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn: Redistribute UK wealth, tax the rich

Dec. 10, 2019 8:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wins Britain's general election on Thursday, he’s promising a remix of British society, with a strong emphasis on raising the lot of Britain’s disenfranchised and forcing tax-dodging corporations and wealthy individuals to pick up part of the...

iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children

Dec. 10, 2019 8:27 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One Kreps brother uses a wheelchair and the other doesn't, yet they are able to play sports together on a level playing field thanks to an augmented reality system developed at the University of Michigan. The technology, called iGYM, allows people with mobility disabilities and...

18-year-old sentenced for pharmacy robbery in Omaha suburb

Dec. 10, 2019 8:25 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been imprisoned for his role in robbing a pharmacy in an Omaha suburb. Prosecutors said Monday that Otis Brown III has been given eight years and a day in prison and must serve five years of supervised release after he leaves custody. He also was ordered to pay more...

Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions

Dec. 10, 2019 8:24 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A cut to the tax coal companies pay to fund a trust for sick miners will cost taxpayers at least $15 billion by 2050, according to a new report from a national watchdog group. An excise tax rate on mined coal that funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund expired at the beginning of...

Wray: Report on Russia probe found "unacceptable" problems

Dec. 10, 2019 8:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation identified problems that are “unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution,” FBI Director Chris Wray says in detailing changes the bureau plans to make in...

Ukraine, Russia hope for progress after peace talks

Dec. 10, 2019 8:16 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Both Ukraine and Russia are hailing the outcome of peace talks in Paris even though they failed to solve the core issues blocking the resolution of the five-year separatist conflict in Ukraine's east. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for...

1 dead, 1 hurt in fire at Massachusetts apartment complex

Dec. 10, 2019 8:16 AM EST

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a fire at a Great Barrington apartment complex on Monday night. The fire at the Beech Tree Apartments was reported at about 7:40 p.m., the department posted on its Facebook page. Firefighters were notified of...

Global stocks sink ahead of US tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets around the world fell sharply Tuesday as nervous investors watched a rapidly approaching deadline for more U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Markets also have their eyes on American and European interest rate decisions coming this week and the outcome of Britain's general...

Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise -- to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He has repeatedly been caught lying. He has used offensive and racist language, and most voters don’t trust...