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Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Jan. 16, 2019 1:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Jan. 16, 2019 12:50 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president...

Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

Jan. 16, 2019 12:48 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption. Xie Haojie (SHEE'-ye hao-JEE'-ye) was arrested on Sunday in Manila in an operation coordinated with Chinese authorities. The 49-year-old is wanted back...

Man who flew weaponized drones sentenced to prison

Jan. 16, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who created popular online videos of drones firing guns and shooting flames has been sentenced to prison on unrelated charges of assaulting and interfering with police. The Hartford Courant reports a judge sentenced 22-year-old Austin Haughwout Tuesday to seven...

Fire chief charged with drunken driving after police chase

Jan. 16, 2019 12:32 AM EST

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a Massachusetts district fire chief who they say led troopers on a chase while driving under the influence. Massachusetts State Police say they received a call about someone driving a pickup truck on its rims early Friday morning in Dartmouth. Troopers attempted...

Man ruled incompetent to stand trial in elder deaths

Jan. 16, 2019 12:27 AM EST

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man charged with the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and their 87-year-old landlord has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Monday a judge made the ruling after hearing reports from psychologists who...

Police arrest driver in crash that killed off-duty officer

Jan. 16, 2019 12:24 AM EST

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a crash that killed an off-duty police officer in New Jersey. Prosecutors say the man was driving with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit with Giovanni Esposito as passenger when he collided with a tractor-trailer that...

Woman sentenced for killing husband who wanted divorce

Jan. 16, 2019 12:19 AM EST

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who shot and killed her husband after he asked for a divorce has been sentenced to prison. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday 49-year-old Amy Emmett was sentenced to 23 ½ to 52 years in prison for the death of 45-year-old William Emmett. Amy Emmett...

Researchers compile body scans for new database

Jan. 16, 2019 12:17 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers are converting thousands of full-body scans done by the state Office of the Medical Investigator as part of an effort to build a searchable database that can help anthropologists, criminal investigators and others. The project is being funded by a $702,000 grant from...

Thieves vandalize, steal from Prescott Valley light display

Jan. 16, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Prescott Valley say someone last month damaged a popular holiday light display and then stole accompanying equipment. Prescott Valley police said Tuesday they are seeking the public's help in finding the suspects who committed the Grinch-ly act just two days...