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American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will resume in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 21.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Trump's lawyers urge dismissal of 'flimsy' impeachment case

Jan. 20, 2020 1:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong," urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution." The lawyers decried the impeachment process as...

Demonstrators are seen during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters are expected at the rally to oppose gun control legislation like universal background checks that are being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. (AP Photo/Sarah Rankin)

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Jan. 20, 2020 2:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday, protesting plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation that have become a key flash point in the national debate over gun violence. The size of...

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over his contested legacy against the backdrop of a presidential election year. Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that they were honoring King's civil rights legacy of service...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei leaves her home in Vancouver, Monday, January, 20, 2020. A court hearing begins today in Vancouver over the American request to extradite an executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Huawei exec extradition hearing begins in Canada

Jan. 20, 2020 2:12 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between...

This undated photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Officers Tiffany Enriquez, left, and Kaulike Kalama. Enriquez and Kalama were killed Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, while responding to a call. (Courtesy of Honolulu Police Department via AP)

Hawaii man suspected of killing 2 cops described as unhinged

Jan. 20, 2020 2:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An Hawaii handyman who is presumed dead inside a home that burned after he stabbed his landlord and fatally ambushed two police officers had a history of run-ins with police, authorities said, and his lawyer said the man thought the government was spying on him. Jarovlav...

Mexican National Guards stand on the bank of the Suchiate River where Central American migrants are crossing from Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Migrants ford river from Guatemala to Mexico

Jan. 20, 2020 2:39 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border. The migrants moved off the border bridge and toward the river after...

In this Jan. 14, 2020 photo, tears well up in Ana Lucia Salazar's eyes as she tells her story of abuse, during an interview in Mexico City. Salazar says that she was sexually abused by a Legion of Christ priest when she was eight. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

Jan. 20, 2020 2:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them. “As some were reading the Bible, he would rape the others in...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry arrives in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry said Sunday, Jan. 19 that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Jan. 20, 2020 1:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he's taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born. Fat chance. Global fame...

Dina Blanco show injuries on her back during an interview at Luis Fabrega Hospital in Santiago, Panama, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The survivor of a cult ceremony that killed 7 people in her remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. Her father and her son managed to escape but Blanco and her daughter Inés, who died, were not so lucky.  (AP Photo/Juan Zamorano)

Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7

Jan. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Panama (AP) — A survivor of the cult ceremony that killed her daughter and six other people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. The account Monday by Dina Blanco suggests the 14 surviving participants were...

Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

Jan. 20, 2020 1:08 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely. Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two...

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Indiana boy, dad, shot when gun discharges while wrestling

Jan. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 4-year-old Indiana boy is in critical condition Monday after a gun his father had concealed in his clothing discharged while the two were wrestling, police said. The Herald-Times reported that the two were play wrestling Sunday night on a bed inside a home near Bloomington,...

Dina Blanco show injuries on her back during an interview at Luis Fabrega Hospital in Santiago, Panama, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The survivor of a cult ceremony that killed 7 people in her remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. Her father and her son managed to escape but Blanco and her daughter Inés, who died, were not so lucky.  (AP Photo/Juan Zamorano)

Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7

Jan. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Panama (AP) — A survivor of the cult ceremony that killed her daughter and six other people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual. The account Monday by Dina Blanco suggests the 14 surviving participants were...

North Dakota man convicted of fatally shooting daugther

Jan. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota jury has convicted a man of fatally shooting his 36-year-old daughter during a family argument. KFGO-AM reported Monday that jurors convicted 66-year-old Steven Aune of manslaughter. A date for sentencing has not been set. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a...

Battling cancer, Republican NY Sen. James Seward to retire

Jan. 20, 2020 3:36 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Sen. James Seward announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of his 17th term this year, citing his ongoing battle with bladder cancer. The 68-year-old Republican announced in November that his cancer, first diagnosed in 2016, had returned. He said Monday that the...

This Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Nathaniel Graves Jr., 26, who arrested on Saturday, Jan. 18, in an investigation of an unprovoked attack aboard a Las Vegas transit bus that seriously injured a former U.S. Marine in his mid-60s. Police had released bus security video and issued a plea to identify the assailant who caused the victim to have his right eye removed after being punched and knocked unconscious in the Dec. 13 attack. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

Police: Arrest made in Vegas bus attack; victim lost an eye

Jan. 20, 2020 3:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man has been arrested in Las Vegas on multiple felony charges in an unprovoked attack aboard a regional transit bus that seriously injured a former U.S. Marine in his mid-60s. Nathaniel Graves Jr., 26, was arrested Saturday and was being held Monday at the Clark County jail pending a...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, ice fisherman Roger Dupuis, of Waltham, Mass., shows off a pair of rainbow smelt he caught on the Kennebec River in Randolph, Maine. Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fisherman, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Smelts, sought by Maine ice fishermen, continue rebound

Jan. 20, 2020 3:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fishermen, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline . Rainbow smelts come to shallow freshwater streams to spawn every spring, which make them a popular target of ice fishermen in the winter. Ice fishing...

Police: 2 men found shot to death on Detroit's east side.

Jan. 20, 2020 3:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city's east side. Police said it was...

Appeal vowed of conviction in slaying defense blamed on twin

Jan. 20, 2020 3:30 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he expects to appeal the murder conviction of a western Pennsylvania man who asserted that his now-deceased twin brother was the shooter. Jurors in Westmoreland County deliberated for about two hours Friday before convicting 30-year-old Darrelle Tolbert-McGhee...

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks to journalists during a regional counter-terrorism meeting at the police academy in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, during a ceremony marking one year since a car bomb attack at the school, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Also in attendance were Colombia's President Ivan Duque and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Guaidó kicks off tour highlighting Venezuela 'terror' links

Jan. 20, 2020 3:29 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning President Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tried Monday to buoy international support for his flagging movement. The man recognized by the U.S. and...

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over his contested legacy against the backdrop of a presidential election year. Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that they were honoring King's civil rights legacy of service...