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Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Dec. 5, 2019 11:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next...

Trump on likely impeachment: 'Do it now, fast'

Dec. 6, 2019 12:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just get on with it. After months of fighting the House impeachment inquiry, blocking witnesses and ignoring subpoenas, the White House is now publicly embracing a strategy it has privately signaled for weeks: It will accept the reality that President Donald Trump will likely be...

Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

Dec. 6, 2019 1:57 AM EST

SHADNAGAR, India (AP) — Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The men, who were in police custody and had not been...

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Dec. 6, 2019 2:52 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. That figure includes 235 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides last year. The ride-hailing company noted that drivers and riders were...

TB, armed guards, lack of food at UN migrant center in Libya

Dec. 6, 2019 1:40 AM EST

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe stop for migrants before they were resettled in other countries. Now, just a year later, it looks increasingly like the notorious Libyan lockups it was supposed to replace. The...

A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

Dec. 6, 2019 1:56 AM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to help them identify the location — and ultimately,...

Pearl Harbor vet’s interment to be last on sunken Arizona

Dec. 6, 2019 12:17 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98...

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 AM EST

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy South Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said. Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth victim was in a...

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised indictment, filed Thursday in New York, accuses Kelly of paying a...

Mitchell Trubisky helps Bears beat Cowboys 31-24

Dec. 6, 2019 1:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago's 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. In a...

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Greta Thunberg reaches Madrid for climate activists' march

Dec. 6, 2019 3:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived by train in Madrid, where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is underway. The Swedish teen is scheduled to join thousands of other young people later on Friday in a march to demand negotiators and politicians take real action in...

Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the Chinese territory. In a demonstration for media...

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 AM EST

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy South Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said. Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth victim was in a...

Report: Gas pipe explosion kills 11 in western Iran

Dec. 6, 2019 2:52 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An explosion of a heating gas pipe killed at least 11 people and injured 42 others during a wedding ceremony in western Iran, the country's state TV reported on Friday. The report said five children and five women were among those killed in the explosion, which took place late on...

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Dec. 6, 2019 2:52 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. That figure includes 235 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides last year. The ride-hailing company noted that drivers and riders were...

New Ukrainian leader heads to high-stakes meeting with Putin

Dec. 6, 2019 2:51 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — For new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a summit meeting with Russia, France and Germany marks a decisive moment in his push to end more than five years of fighting with Moscow-backed separatists in the eastern part of his country. While the Kremlin may share that objective, there...

1 charged in fatal stabbing at Tennessee counseling business

Dec. 6, 2019 2:39 AM EST

MADISON, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in the death of a Tennessee woman found stabbed to death at a counseling business. Brian D. Conley, 31, is charged with the “brutal murder” of Melissa Hamilton, who was found dead early Wednesday, Metro Nashville police said in an...

Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

Dec. 6, 2019 2:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition. Now, it's happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away. This time, there is concern about the...

Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods" dies at 85

Dec. 6, 2019 2:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the...

GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

Dec. 6, 2019 2:10 AM EST

As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to unveil would...