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Zimbabwe judge ends detention for investigative journalist

Nov. 20, 2020 6:57 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean judge on Friday ended the 17-day detention of an investigative journalist charged for tweeting about alleged corruption. Hopewell Chin’ono is being charged with obstruction of justice arising from a tweet he made alleging corrupt practices within...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. The president's legal entanglements are likely to intensify when leaves the White House in January 2021 and loses immunity from prosecution. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House

Nov. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EST

A few miles south of the namesake tower where Donald Trump began his run for president, New York prosecutors are grinding away at an investigation into his business dealings that could shadow him long after he leaves office in January. The probe led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is one of several...

Today in History

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 15, the 320th day of 2020. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh (teh-KUM'-seh) Sherman began their “March to the Sea” from Atlanta; the...

Zimbabwe investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono gets out of a prison van at the magistrates courts in handcuffs in Harare, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Chin’ono is one of Zimbabwe’s most prominent critics of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, accusing it of corruption and human rights abuses. The government denies the charges. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwean journalist denied bail for alleging corruption

Nov. 12, 2020 9:31 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate Thursday denied bail to an investigative journalist who has been in detention for more than a week for alleging corruption in the country’s prosecuting agency, sending him back to a harsh prison in which he recently spent six weeks on a separate...

Toronto cop sentenced in beating of Black man who lost eye

Nov. 5, 2020 4:35 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto police officer was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail for his assault conviction in the beating of a young Black man who lost an eye when he was arrested in 2016. Prosecutors alleged Constable Michael Theriault, who was off duty at the time, and his brother Christian chased...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn, listens as he attends a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington has revived House Democrats’ lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee. But the court's action Friday left other legal issues unresolved with time growing short in the current Congress.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Appeals court again sets new hearing in McGahn subpoena case

Oct. 15, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The full federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday said it will once again take up the House of Representatives' bid to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before Congress. But arguments won't be held until late February and the issue is whether the House...

Woman who tried to fake death pleads guilty to charge

Oct. 8, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who conspired to fake her death at the New River Gorge has pleaded guilty to a federal charge, authorities said. Julie M. Wheeler, 44, of Beaver faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced in January for conspiring to obstruct justice, news outlets...