Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election.
Trump's idea of executive power is also impeachment defense
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes. Something is the best or the worst, a person is a winner or a total loser, an event has never happened before, even when it has.
Senate floor belongs to Trump team as defense case opens
WASHINGTON (AP) — The floor of the U.S. Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump's lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for an acquittal on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress.
Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40
BEIJING (AP) — China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events.
Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined
More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape.
Doubts loom over nominating process for Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Questions have loomed for years around the nominations process for the Grammy Awards. But the doubts reached a new level this week after the Recording Academy's just-ousted CEO claimed the show is rigged and full of conflicts of interest.
House is given tape of Trump calling for ambassador's ouster
NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani has provided congressional investigators with a recording of President Donald Trump saying he wanted to get rid of the U.S.
Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.
The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — You may not think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S.
AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison job
WASHINGTON (AP) — The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Use of 'rescues' by Mexican migration officials criticized
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The headline on a statement from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute read: “INM rescues 800 Central American migrants who entered (Mexico) today irregularly.” For many people who watched the moments when hundreds of Mexican national guardsmen with helmets and riot shields confronted hundreds of migrants who had been resting in the shade after walking all morning, “rescues” didn’t seem to be the right word.
NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital
BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday.
Pentagon: 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump's initial claim that no Americans were harmed.
Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma
State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis.
Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape
NEW YORK (AP) — "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn't go to the police because “he'd destroy me.” Taking the stand at the former Hollywood mogul's rape trial, Perez said her friend Sciorra had told at some point in 1993, her voice shaking on the phone, that something had happened to her: “I think it was rape."
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false assurance about troops in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, President Donald Trump stated inaccurately that no U.S. troops were injured in the Iranian missile attack against them in Iraq.
Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave
BAGHDAD (AP) — Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S.
6 killed in Germany shooting, including suspect's parents
BERLIN (AP) — Six people were killed and another two wounded in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See on Friday, police said.
McGregor says 'Star Wars' TV series still on despite reports
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ewan McGregor says any delay in completing work on in his new Obi-Wan Kenobi “Star Wars” streaming series will be brief and is aimed at making it better.
Study links impeachment beliefs to regular news diets
NEW YORK (AP) — For many Americans, how they feel about issues raised during President Donald Trump's impeachment has much to do with where they get their news.
Youth served: Gauff wins, Serena loses at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Perhaps Serena Williams, now 38, will win a 24th Grand Slam title someday. And maybe Coco Gauff, still just 15, never will earn her first major championship.
Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall.
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15-year-old Gauff upsets '19 champ Osaka at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Coco Gauff plays nothing like what her age — still just 15 — or her ranking — 67th and rapidly rising — would suggest.