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This photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows Antonio Brown. NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2020, following accusations that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California.  (Broward Sheriff's Office via AP)

NFL player Antonio Brown granted bail by Florida judge

Jan. 24, 2020 10:01 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was granted bail on Friday after turning himself in at a Florida jail on charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward County Judge Corey Amanda Cawthon set a...

Zimbabwe VP scolded for using soldiers in divorce dispute

Jan. 24, 2020 9:58 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean judge on Friday described as “frightening” the use of soldiers by the country’s vice president in a divorce-related dispute, and ruled that his wife should regain custody of their children and be allowed to access the family’s luxury home. ...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

Jan. 24, 2020 9:54 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys...

Lawmakers hold hearing on immigrant 'sanctuary state' bill

Jan. 24, 2020 9:37 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers are hearing testimony Friday on a proposal that would make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. The Safe Communities Act is meant to limit interaction between local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Among other things, the bill would prevent...

Lawsuit over popular 'S-Town' podcast headed to mediation

Jan. 24, 2020 9:32 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit over the hit podcast “S-Town,” which tells the story of a man's troubled life and death in rural Alabama, is headed to mediation. WIAT-TV reported that lawyers for the estate of the key character in “S-Town,” John B. McLemore, and attorneys for...

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, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

Jan. 24, 2020 9:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press their final...

Alaska to remove psychiatric patients from jails, hospitals

Jan. 24, 2020 9:24 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska state officials have released a court-ordered plan detailing how the state expects to keep psychiatric patients from being warehoused in hospitals and jails before being transferred to treatment centers. The state Department of Health and Social Services released the 30-page...

Jury gets case of ex-religious leader accused of sex abuse

Jan. 24, 2020 9:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The case against a disgraced religious leader accused of sexually abusing a former member went to the jury Thursday after a week of testimony that included graphic descriptions of abuse that the accuser said she endured as a child. This is the second sexual abuse trial for Michael...

Deputy tax collector blocked from volunteering after plea

Jan. 24, 2020 8:45 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — An assistant tax collector in Mississippi won't be allowed to volunteer for tax season in the county where she worked for 35 years after pleading guilty to felony fraud. Denise Gill, 53, said after court Thursday that she would continue to lend a hand in Harrison County's tax...

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, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Face of impeachment: Schiff sets tone with appeals to Senate

Jan. 24, 2020 8:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and compliment him on his arguments for Trump’s removal. Though...