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Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Sep. 15, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings...

Boris Johnson likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight

Sep. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31...

Lawyers seek testimony for US woman charged with aiding IS

Sep. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys for an Indiana woman accused of providing support to the Islamic State group received a judge's approval to seek depositions from three Yazidis who were taken as slaves by her husband, who she says died while fighting for IS. A federal judge in Hammond gave Samantha...

Women's Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred

Sep. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane von...

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

Sep. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. According to...

Judge throws out lawsuits alleging Chiquita funded massacres

Sep. 14, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out 10 lawsuits filed against banana giant Chiquita Brands International by Colombian families alleging the company funded a paramilitary that killed them. The Palm Beach Post reports that District Judge Kenneth Marra dismissed the lawsuits this...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2019. There are 108 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" (later "The Star-Spangled Banner") after witnessing the American flag flying over...

The Latest: Huffman says she accepts college scam punishment

Sep. 13, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local): 4:05 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman says she takes full responsibility for her role in the college admissions scandal and deserves her punishment. A...

'I was stupid': Huffman gets 14 days in college scam

Sep. 13, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. "I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong," Huffman,...

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

Sep. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill,...