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Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Jul. 21, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they...

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...

Billings man gets 4 years prison in meth trafficking case

Jul. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to four years in prison after the man admitted selling methamphetamine as part of a large drug trafficking ring. Steven Amundson, of Billings, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters after pleading guilty to possession...

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

Jul. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness...

Bankrupt US coal company secures short-term funding

Jul. 20, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. judge has approved funding to allow a bankrupt coal company to maintain basic operations for a few days. U.S. District Judge Frank Volk in West Virginia approved $2.9 million in debtor-in-possession financing Friday from two lenders to Milton, West Virginia-based Blackjewel LLC....

New attorney seeks to delay next trial of Katherine Kealoha

Jul. 20, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A newly appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney representing a former Honolulu prosecutor wants to delay her trial on bank fraud and identity theft charges. Lawyer Gary Singh was appointed to represent Katherine Kealoha after her former taxpayer-funded attorney Cynthia Kagiwada asked to...

Ex-Marine, professor, MLB draft pick among high court clerks

Jul. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths to...

Federal jury clears Oklahoma deputy in fatal shooting

Jul. 20, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal jury has cleared a Mayes County deputy accused in a lawsuit of violating the civil rights of a man he fatally shot more than five years ago. The Tulsa World reports that the jury in Tulsa on Thursday found that Deputy Kyle Wilson did not use excessive force in the Jan. 1,...

Utah governor order's flag-lowering Tuesday for Stevens

Jul. 20, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering that U.S. and Utah flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday in honor of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who will buried that day at Arlington National Cemetery. Herbert's office said in its...

New chief judge picked for division of Arizona appeals court

Jul. 20, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new chief judge has been selected for a division of the Arizona Court of Appeals that covers seven of the state's 15 counties. Judge Garye L. Vásquez of Casa Grande was appointed by his colleagues to serve as chief judge for division two of the Court of Appeals. The division...