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Sen. Richard Burr R-NC., displays a stress ball as he walks to the Senate Chamber prior to the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trial highlights: Conspiracy theories and fidget spinners

Jan. 24, 2020 2:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump's impeachment trial. Highlights of Thursday's session , which...

Son of ex-US Rep. Christopher Collins spared prison

Jan. 23, 2020 7:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins was spared a prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in an insider trading conspiracy with his father. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ordered 27-year-old Cameron Collins to serve 500 hours of community service over the next five...

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2020 9:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis's elected top prosecutor says the city, its police union and others violated a Civil War-era law by allegedly engaging in a racist conspiracy to force her from office and prevent her from reforming racist practices. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said the...

St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

Jan. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EST
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

Ex-US Treasury worker pleads guilty in Russia probe leak

Jan. 13, 2020 5:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Treasury Department senior adviser pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Natalie Edwards, 41, of Quinton, Virginia, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive

Jan. 12, 2020 1:07 PM EST

The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine — and not Russia —...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Against all evidence, debunked Ukraine theory endures

Jan. 12, 2020 3:07 AM EST

With President Donald Trump's impeachment trial set to begin in the Senate, some Republican allies continue to promote a discredited theory that accuses Ukraine of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election to keep him from winning. The notion, which is not supported by U.S. intelligence agencies, has nonetheless...

Fotis Dulos, third from left, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, a missing mother of five, is arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges in Stamford Superior Court Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Dulos had been previously charged with evidence tampering in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Estranged husband posts $6 million bail in missing mom case

Jan. 9, 2020 1:09 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead posted $6 million bail Thursday on charges he murdered her. Fotis Dulos did not speak to reporters as he left court in Stamford, Connecticut. He got into into an SUV to return to his Farmington house,...

Two New York teens plead guilty to plotting school attack

Jan. 8, 2020 12:29 PM EST

ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Two teenagers charged with plotting to attack their New York middle school with guns and explosives have pleaded guilty to conspiracy, prosecutors said Wednesday. The boys appeared in Orleans County Family Court Tuesday, where they admitted their part in what investigators said in...

3 plead guilty in case of Native American jewelry knockoffs

Jan. 8, 2020 12:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two retailers and a third person face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in a conspiracy to import jewelry knockoffs made from the Philippines and then misrepresent the goods as made in the United States by Native Americans. Laura Marye Wesley, 32,...