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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 4:04 AM EST

SHADNAGAR, India (AP) — Police on Friday fatally shot four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, drawing both praise and condemnations in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The suspects were in police custody and had not been formally charged with any crime. The...

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

Dec. 6, 2019 3:39 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,...

Independence not on ballot, but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Dec. 6, 2019 3:22 AM EST

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...

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...

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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RPI unveils supercomputer

Dec. 6, 2019 4:10 AM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is unveiling a new supercomputer. The upstate New York college is holding a ribbon cutting for the artificial intelligence supercomputer on Friday at its Center for Computational Innovations. Collaborators also include IBM and Empire State Development. RPI...

Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

Dec. 6, 2019 4:04 AM EST

SHADNAGAR, India (AP) — Police on Friday fatally shot four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, drawing both praise and condemnations in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The suspects were in police custody and had not been formally charged with any crime. The...

Greta Thunberg reaches Madrid for climate activists' march

Dec. 6, 2019 4:00 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Madrid Friday to join thousands of other young people in a march to demand world leaders take real action against climate change. The Spanish capital is hosting a two-week, United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at streamlining the rules on global...

New Ukrainian leader heads to high-stakes meeting with Putin

Dec. 6, 2019 3:57 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...

6-story building collapses in Nairobi; some feared trapped

Dec. 6, 2019 3:57 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says a six-story building has collapsed in the capital, Nairobi, with some people feared to be trapped in the debris. Nairobi county police chief Philip Ndolo said Friday that 10 people were rescued by residents of Tassia estate using their bare hands. Military...

6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble

Dec. 6, 2019 3:57 AM EST
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — 6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble.

Russian student given suspended sentence for protest calls

Dec. 6, 2019 3:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday handed a suspended sentence to a student vlogger on charges of inciting protests. Yegor Zhukov, 21, was arrested in August on accusations of making extremist calls on his YouTube vlog. He is among several dozen people who faced charges for their role in the past...

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

Dec. 6, 2019 3:39 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...

Independence not on ballot, but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Dec. 6, 2019 3:22 AM EST

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...

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...