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Nadler says committee vote on impeachment possible this week

Dec. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speeding toward impeachment, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he expects a committee vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine in a bid to get an unfair advantage in U.S. elections and obstruction in the...

NC State: Hellems out of hospital, in 'good spirits'

Dec. 8, 2019 12:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says sophomore forward Jericole Hellems has been released from a hospital and is in “good spirits” after an injury in Saturday's win at Wake Forest. The team announced the news Sunday on its Twitter account. Hellems had fallen on a rebound attempt and...

Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

Dec. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which was funded in part by a high-interest, $1.8 billion loan from a private equity firm, have pledged...

Co-inventor of New Orleans 'hand grenade' cocktail dies

Dec. 7, 2019 9:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The co-founder of a chain of bars in New Orleans' French Quarter who helped create an iconic cocktail known as the “hand grenade” has died. Earl Bernhardt died Thursday at the age of 80 from natural causes, Bernhardt's business partner Pam Fortner said in a statement,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 7, 2019 7:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Denny Heck, D-Wash.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.. ___ CBS'...

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech...

Man who offered $500 for killing an ICE agent is acquitted

Dec. 6, 2019 5:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man who tweeted that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was acquitted Friday in a case that centered on whether a threatening social media post is protected speech. A federal jury at U.S. District Court in Boston cleared Brandon Ziobrowski, 35, of New...

S. Carolina civil right lawyer, 1st Amendment champion dies

Dec. 6, 2019 4:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina civil rights lawyer who helped redefine free speech rights for attorneys has died. Edna Smith Primus died Nov. 29 at age 75, The State newspaper reported. One of the first black women to practice law in South Carolina, Primus worked with the American Civil Liberties...

Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions

Dec. 6, 2019 4:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept restrictions with their paycheck, including the ban on investigating their boss. Bloomberg, billionaire founder of Bloomberg News, was asked in a CBS News interview about rules put in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has been...