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Scandal-hit Nissan's profits crash amid lower global sales

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co.'s fiscal second quarter profit totaled 59...

Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

Nov. 12, 2019 3:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about...

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 AM EST

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported, the once...

Teen faces 30 years to life in 1st grader's SC school death

Nov. 12, 2019 1:17 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to tell a judge why they think a teen who fired on a South Carolina school playground and killed a first-grader should spend his life in prison. A hearing begins Tuesday at the Anderson County Courthouse to determine 17-year-old Jesse Osborne's sentence . He faces 30...

Second trial against activist who helped migrants to begin

Nov. 12, 2019 12:00 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government will again make a case against an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who had sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border but who says he was simply helping two men in need. Scott Warren, 37, faces two counts of harboring when his trial starts...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB case

Nov. 11, 2019 10:49 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian judge on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense at his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting at the 1MDB state investment fund that helped spur his shocking election ouster last year. Defense lawyers said...

Mulvaney to file his own impeachment lawsuit, lawyers say

Nov. 11, 2019 10:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, withdrawing his bid to join a separate case filed last month by a former Trump adviser, his attorneys said Monday. The plans were revealed in a court filing in...

What's coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

Nov. 11, 2019 9:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family...

Democrats, GOP to vie for impeachment narrative -- on TV

Nov. 11, 2019 8:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachable or not? Both Democrats and Republicans see the televised impeachment hearings starting this week as their first and best opportunity to shape public opinion about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Democrats believe the testimony will paint a vivid picture of...

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Nov. 11, 2019 7:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed that the...