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Florida man gets life in prison for teen's fatal shooting

Dec. 12, 2019 4:34 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a shooting that left a teenage girl dead and three others wounded. Bryan Keefe Goggins Jr., 27, was convicted last month on one count of second-degree murder, along with three counts of attempted murder and one count of...

8 face custody hearing in Denmark for alleged violent plot

Dec. 12, 2019 4:03 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Eight people will face pre-trial custody hearings later Thursday, after “some 20 people” suspected of involvement in plotting Islamist extremist violence were arrested in a series of raids across Denmark. They are six men and two women, according to Danish media....

Man accused of hitting judge who sentenced him to prison

Dec. 12, 2019 3:29 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man is accused of hurling a metal pitcher at the head of a judge who had just sentenced him to life in prison on charges including sodomy and false imprisonment. Travis Burroughs, 36, was sentenced Wednesday morning after being convicted of the charges last month, news outlets...

Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

Dec. 12, 2019 1:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. Democrats and Republicans used the...

Beyond the hearings: What to watch on Trump impeachment

Dec. 12, 2019 1:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment is moving beyond the hearing room. House committee members are debating and voting on articles of impeachment Thursday against President Donald Trump. But the political battle over his fate is sweeping across the Capitol, the White House and Washington on the cusp of the 2020...

Appeals court to rehear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

Dec. 12, 2019 1:16 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to rehear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia will ask the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Judge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA

Dec. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s request for a preliminary injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Stephen V....

Judge to decide on removing Texas baby's life support

Dec. 12, 2019 12:04 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A judge on Thursday will consider whether a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family's opposition. At the hearing in Fort Worth, a judge will consider the request by Tinslee Lewis' family for a temporary injunction to stop Cook Children's Medical...

Teen found competent to stand trial in a Tucson murder case

Dec. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing a Tucson high school student the day after graduation this year has been found competent to stand trial. Tucson TV station KOLD reported 14-year-old Rene Manuel Yanez was in court Tuesday for a competency hearing. According to prosecutors, Yanez will be...

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

Dec. 11, 2019 11:31 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's top court that the mass exodus of Rohingya people from the country she leads was the unfortunate result of a...