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U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump says he's open to witnesses as trial rules are set

Jan. 22, 2020 9:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s...

Man acquitted of murder gets 40-44 years on robbery charge

Jan. 22, 2020 6:48 AM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man who was acquitted of a murder charge has been imprisoned for conspiring to commit a robbery in Hastings. Daniel Harden, 23, was sentenced Tuesday to 40 to 44 years. He was charged with first-degree murder, a weapons count and conspiracy to commit robbery. But jurors...

Thailand's Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit gestures to supporters at the party's headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy. The court ruled Tuesday that the Future Forward Party showed no intention of committing the offense, and that the complaint had not been filed according to the correct legal procedure. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge

Jan. 21, 2020 5:45 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation. The court ruled that the Future Forward Party showed no...

Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy

Jan. 21, 2020 12:19 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy.
A copy of a Senate draft resolution to be offered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., regarding the procedures during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate is photographed in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. McConnell is proposing a condensed, two-day calendar for opening arguments in Trump's impeachment trial, ground rules that are raising objections from Democrats on the eve of the landmark proceedings. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days

Jan. 20, 2020 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate leader proposed a compressed calendar for opening statements, White House lawyers argued for swift rejection of the “flimsy” charges and the Capitol braced for the contentious proceedings unfolding...

Florida man acquitted of murder in 2016 Alabama shooting

Jan. 17, 2020 1:48 PM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted of a felony murder charge stemming from a 2016 fatal shooting in Alabama. A Houston County jury sided with the defense's argument that Joseph Dozier was acting in self defense when he shot Christopher Damon Grimsley in Dothan in September 2016, The...

In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 photo, David Carlson, left, reacts with his attorney Michael Mazzariello, center, after he was acquitted on charges of manslaughter and negligent homicide in Goshen, N.Y. Carlson faced the charges in relation to the 2013 fatal shooting of another man who was wanted on rape charges. (Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP)

New York man acquitted on all charges in 2013 fatal shooting

Jan. 17, 2020 12:03 PM EST

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been acquitted of all charges in relation to the 2013 fatal shooting of another man who was wanted wanted on rape charges. David Carlson faced charges of manslaughter and negligent homicide in a bench trial for the death of Norris Acosta-Sanchez. Carlson was...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik, a Pakistani religious group, surround an armored police armored car carrying their leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, as he arrives to a court in Lahore, Pakistan. A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of the radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent rallies in 2018 over the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, a party official said Friday.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)

Pakistani court hands down 55-year sentences to 86 Islamists

Jan. 17, 2020 3:22 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of a radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent rallies in 2018 over the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, a party official said Friday. The verdicts, unusually harsh for Pakistan, were...

Jurors acquit teen who said he didn't know gun was loaded

Jan. 16, 2020 10:20 AM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teen who said he didn't know a gun was loaded when he fatally shot a 14-year-old friend has been acquitted of second-degree murder. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in the case against the Roeland Park teen, who was 13 years old in August when he shot and killed Zavier...

Man acquitted of gunning down woman on Bethlehem street

Jan. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Jurors have acquitted a man accused of having gunned down a woman in what authorities called a gang-related revenge killing almost three years ago in eastern Pennsylvania. The Northampton County jury deliberated for about three hours Tuesday before acquitting 37-year-old Kasheem Aiken of...