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The Latest: Trump says he doesn’t expect to be impeached

Nov. 22, 2019 2:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he does not expect to be impeached, claiming Democrats have “absolutely nothing” incriminating, despite days of public testimony by witnesses who...

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria after his guilty plea earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before

Nov. 22, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty as before, for sexually abusing children. Sandusky, 75, was sentenced by Judge Maureen Skerda at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte. He wore a yellow...

The Latest: Sandusky resentenced to same prison term

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given the same penalty at his resentencing as before: 30 to 60 years in prison. Centre County...

Lawsuit challenges Medicaid work requirements in Michigan

Nov. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Recipients of Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program have filed a lawsuit challenging new work requirements that take effect in January. The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C. Health advocates say the Trump administration had no authority to approve the...

St. Louis woman incriminated by diary sentenced to prison

Nov. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman whose diary entry detailed dumping a body along a highway has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge on Friday sentenced 39-year-old Joni Janis. She pleaded guilty in September to abandonment of a corpse and a drug charge. Authorities say 26-year-old Kierstin...

Maine man convicted of murder in shotgun killing of wife

Nov. 22, 2019 2:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors went to great lengths to show jurors what happened in the pre-dawn darkness when a man killed his wife with a shotgun blast, saying he thought she was an intruder. Jurors visited the home in Windham and saw the staircase where the shot was fired. Prosecutors even built a...

Alabama jury convicts officer of manslaughter in shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury on Friday found a white police officer guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2016. Jurors returned the verdict against Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith on the lesser charge for the shooting death of 58-year-old Gregory Gunn,...

No liability for cop in rough arrest of Detroit-area woman

Nov. 22, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MELVINDALE, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area police officer who had an intense physical struggle with a motorist before firing his Taser has been cleared of liability by the Michigan appeals court. The court, in a 2-1 ruling, overturned a decision by a judge who wanted to send the lawsuit to trial. The appeals...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday in her first court appearance on charges that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life in what prosecutors described as a toxic and abusive relationship. Inyoung You, 21, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in...