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Washington city wins lawsuit against FAA over flight path

Dec. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A city in Washington state has won a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration aimed at forcing the redrawing of a flight path at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month in favor of the city of Burien, west of the airport, The...

St. Cloud State to end football, golf programs in 2020

Dec. 10, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn., (AP) — St. Cloud State University in Minnesota plans to end its football and golf programs to comply with a Title IX court order and manage its budget shortages. The moves were announced Tuesday and will start next fall. They will affect about 115 student athletes, seven coaches and two...

Democrats unveil impeachment charges; Trump left 'no choice'

Dec. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring his actions toward Ukraine “betrayed the nation” as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election....

Ex-marketing executive gets prison for $855K fraud plot

Dec. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an airline and a hospitality company that both employed her as a marketing executive, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte also sentenced...

Prosecutors OK with probation for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who provided “extraordinary assistance" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates met with...

Georgia gov ordered to answer questions in election lawsuit

Dec. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will have to sit for questioning about comments he made that seemed to express concern about minority voter registration, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled that the Republican governor will have to answer questions as part of a lawsuit...

Key dates in the House impeachment inquiry into Trump

Dec. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy to congratulate him on his election victory. The White House says in a readout of the call that the president underscored unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial...

Russia doping saga likely heads back to Switzerland's courts

Dec. 10, 2019 3:10 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Sports punishments imposed on Russia this week closed one big body of work for the World Anti-Doping Agency. Now, the sports lawyers can enter the field — yet again, in a doping scandal that has raged since 2014. A Russian legal challenge seems certain after Russia’s anti-doping...

House votes, Senate trial: What's next in impeachment

Dec. 10, 2019 3:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment by the end of the week, sending them to the House floor for a vote by Christmas. Next would come a Senate trial, likely in 2020. What's next in impeachment: HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTE The House...

Prosecutors: Man threatened Trump, Putin, vowed to kill kids

Dec. 10, 2019 2:10 PM EST

An Alabama man with a history of mental illness is accused of threatening to “destroy” President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and kill the children of U.S. officials. Deryke Matthew Pfeifer also used Facebook to video himself in a hotel room with two handguns as he berated a...