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France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

Jan. 21, 2019 4:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Four people are going on trial in Paris over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. The defendants at the trial starting Monday include two former executives of French company Spanghero,...

After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist

Jan. 21, 2019 3:17 AM EST

Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars. Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his age to rob a jewelry shop in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the man shot the owner to death. The shooter was executed. But state officials, bound by a 2016...

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

Jan. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail. Ghosn, 64, has been in custody since his arrest on Nov. 19. He was due for a bail...

Today in History

Jan. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2019. There are 344 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 1977, on his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. On this date: In 1793, during the French Revolution, King...

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Jan. 20, 2019 11:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony. But, he added, "so what" if he did? Giuliani told CNN's "State of the Union" that he did not know if...

Missouri, No. 15 South Carolina not focusing on past issues

Jan. 20, 2019 8:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court. That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met. "I don't foresee anything...

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

Jan. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result. Tshisekedi, son of the late,...

Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

Jan. 20, 2019 3:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police...

The Latest: Laquan McDonald killing prompts political action

Jan. 19, 2019 7:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on cases stemming from the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer ended in ways that left activists and...

N Carolina university, group argue over race in admissions

Jan. 19, 2019 6:50 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship public university is defending its use of race in admitting students and wants a lawsuit filed against it by a group representing past and potential applicants and parents to be dismissed. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill filed written...