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Indonesia nabs 2 suspected smugglers of leopard, lion cubs

Dec. 16, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Sunday that they have arrested two men suspected of being part of a ring that poaches and trades in endangered animals and seized from them several lion and leopard cubs and dozens of turtles. One of the suspects, identified only as Yatno, was arrested...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's selective facts on Ukraine, job myths

Dec. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call with Ukraine's president at the heart of the...

New Mexico awarded $3.5M to help fight opioid crisis

Dec. 15, 2019 11:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to combat drugs and crime in New Mexico will get a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Justice Department announced late last week that more than $3.8 million is being awarded to state courts as well as county and tribal programs in New Mexico. Officials say the...

Arizona authorities seek suspect who stole vehicle with kids

Dec. 15, 2019 11:07 PM EST

Authorities in Yavapai County are trying to find a man accused of stealing a vehicle that had two young children inside. County Sheriff’s deputies say the suspect later abandoned the vehicle with the kids still inside, and they were returned unharmed to their mother. The incident occurred Friday night and...

Man gets 10 years in prison, sold meth outside Tucson malls

Dec. 15, 2019 11:07 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to a decade in prison for selling nearly $8,000 worth of methamphetamine in the parking lots of Tucson-area shopping malls last year. State prosecutors say 40-year-old Jesus Gabriel Rodriguez-Valenzuela pleaded guilty to all eight charges against him, which...

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New...

Illinois homicide suspect dies after Colorado police pursuit

Dec. 15, 2019 8:32 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A suspect wanted in connection with an Illinois homicide and armed bank robbery has been killed in Colorado following a car chase by police, authorities said. The pursuit ended in the unnamed suspect's death after a crash near an intersection of Highway 85, the Weld County...

Police: Man dies when shots fired in encounter with officers

Dec. 15, 2019 7:44 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man died after shots were fired in an encounter with police in Ohio on Sunday, police said. Patrol officers responded around 9 a.m. Sunday to a report of a vehicle abandoned against the center median of a road, according to a release from Akron police. The release said the officers...

Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

Dec. 15, 2019 7:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was...

1 dead, 2 wounded, 1 extremely critically, in Philadelphia

Dec. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One man was killed and two others wounded, one left in extremely critical condition, in a shooting in Philadelphia, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the head just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday in northeast Philadelphia and pronounced dead a little over an hour later at Temple...