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Takeaways from Day 2 of House impeachment public hearings

Nov. 15, 2019 1:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Day Two of the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump featured a career diplomat with a soft voice and a powerful story. Marie Yovanovitch, under questioning from the Democrats, said she felt threatened by the president as she detailed the story of being abruptly recalled...

Sutter Health to pay $30M to settle secret kickback lawsuit

Nov. 15, 2019 1:02 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sutter Health has agreed to pay more than $30 million to the federal government to settle a lawsuit that accused it of paying doctors in exchange for patient referrals. The Sacramento Bee reports the agreement settles a 2014 secret lawsuit and was filed by the federal government...

AP Explains: What’s wrong with hearsay evidence in Congress?

Nov. 15, 2019 12:54 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A leading Republican critique of the House impeachment inquiry is that Democrats are relying on “hearsay” evidence. The word ‘hearsay’ is bandied about in legal circles all the time, and in its simplest form refers to testimony that quotes what another...

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, was found guilty Friday of witness tampering and lying to Congress about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid. Stone was convicted of all seven counts in a federal...

The Latest: Trump tweets ‘double standard’ on Stone verdict

Nov. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone’s conviction on witness tampering and other charges (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is reacting to news that his longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering. The president tweeted...

Ousted ambassador felt threat; Trump assails her anew

Nov. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail in Trump impeachment hearings Friday of the threat she felt upon suddenly being ousted from her post and learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in his July phone call with Ukraine’s president. In...

Mississippi man gets 15 years for human trafficking

Nov. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Mississippi man to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor. Authorities say U.S. District Judge Michael Mills sentenced 39-year-old Edward Daniels, of Oxford, on Thursday. Daniels pleaded guilty May 19 to the charge. Oxford Police initially...

Lawyers for school shooting suspect ask judge to recuse self

Nov. 15, 2019 12:05 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lawyers for the person charged with shooting four people, one fatally, at Freeman High School are asking the judge to recuse himself from the case. Defense attorney Brooke Foley filed the motion last week, contending Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price “can no...

Trump associate Roger Stone found guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks

Nov. 15, 2019 11:50 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump associate Roger Stone found guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks.

Jury reaches verdict in trial of Trump ally Roger Stone, who’s charged with lying to Congress and witness tampering

Nov. 15, 2019 11:47 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury reaches verdict in trial of Trump ally Roger Stone, who’s charged with lying to Congress and witness tampering.