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Senate impeachment trial in focus ahead of House vote

Dec. 15, 2019 11:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pushing for testimony from top White House officials in the rare impeachment trial that is fast becoming the next battleground ahead of House voting that is all but certain to result in President Donald Trump's impeachment. Trump faces two articles of impeachment by...

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...

Sackler-owned opioid maker pushes overdose treatment abroad

Dec. 15, 2019 10:07 PM EST

The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its walls said. Some conference attendees were stunned when they saw the company logo: Mundipharma, the...

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial.

Canadian couple gets $9 million jury verdict in bike wreck

Dec. 15, 2019 6:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $9 million in damages to a man and woman from Vancouver, British Columbia, who were struck by an 18-wheeler truck while riding their bikes along Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. The eight-member jury found Exel Inc. — more...

Judge: Diocese doesn't have to pay for victim's counseling

Dec. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who says he was abused by a priest has no legal argument to compel the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to pay for his psychological counseling, a Maine judge has ruled. David Gagnon, formerly of Biddeford, sued the Portland diocese in small claims court when it avoided...

Court overturns man's murder conviction over Miranda rights

Dec. 15, 2019 3:21 PM EST

SALEM, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned the murder conviction of a man accused of setting a 2017 fire at his trailer that killed a homeless man, saying police "failed to scrupulously honor'' his right to remain silent. A jury found Joshua Risinger, 31, guilty but mentally ill last year....

Man charged in assault, accused of yelling racist slurs dies

Dec. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EST

DRACUT, Mass. (AP) — One of two brothers facing criminal charges for attacking and yelling racist slurs at a 22-year-old man in Massachusetts has died, authorities said. Dracut police Chief Peter Bartlett on Saturday confirmed the death of Jeremy Stephenson, 36, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, The Boston Globe...

Iowa man found responsible for mom's death sues police

Dec. 15, 2019 12:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who was found responsible for his mother's death at a civil trial but acquitted at a murder trial is now suing criminal investigators and his father. Jason Carter, 47, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing investigators for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation...