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  • President Trump impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the Senate reconvenes with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding over the rare impeachment court, senators sworn to “impartial justice,” the legacy of Trump’s presidency and the system of checks and balances are at stake before a politically divided nation. A first test will come midday Tuesday when […]

  • Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz dominate Pacers in 118-88 victory

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points and Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 118-88 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points and Mike Conley had 14 off the bench for the Jazz. Utah never trailed on its way to snapping a three-game losing streak to the Pacers. The Jazz shot 54% from the field, scored 60 points in the paint and […]

  • Major doctors’ group calls for U.S. to assure coverage for all

    WASHINGTON — With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors’ organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans. Declaring that the U.S. health care system “is ill and needs a bold new prescription,” the American College of Physicians endorsed either of the two general approaches being debated by Democratic presidential candidates: a government-run “single-payer” system that would cover everyone, or a new “public option” government plan that […]

  • Thousands descend on Virginia’s Capitol Square for gun-rights rally

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gun-rights activists — some making deliberate displays of their military-style rifles — began to descend on Virginia’s capital city Monday to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation. Several thousand activists — mostly white and male, many clothed in camouflage and waving flags with messages of support for President Donald Trump — appeared hours before the 11 a.m. rally was set to begin. Gov. Ralph Northam declared a temporary state of emergency days ahead […]

  • Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong,” urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution.” The lawyers decried the impeachment process as rigged and insisted that abuse of power was not a crime. The brief from Trump’s lawyers, filed before arguments expected this week in the Senate impeachment trial, offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defense […]

  • Husband and wife die on same day after nearly 65 years together

    ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison’s beds were placed next to each other in their final hours, allowing them to hold hands, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Eighty-six-year-old Jack died first. Harriet, who was 83, died later on Jan. 11. “I’m sad. But I know they’re at peace and they’re back together,” said Sue Wagener, a niece raised […]

  • NY Times endorses Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar in editorial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party’s moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing. The paper said Sunday it had chosen the two most effective candidates from the moderate and progressive sides of the party — without stating a preference for either approach. It praised Warren as “a gifted story teller” and Klobuchar as “the very […]

  • Navy will name future Ford-class aircraft carrier after WWII hero Doris Miller

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor. Miller was recognized for manning a machine gun on the USS West Virginia and returning fire against Japanese planes during the Dec. 7, […]

  • 6-year-old Indiana girl dies after getting hit by falling tree

    BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 6-year-old southwestern Indiana child hit by a falling tree has died, authorities said. Authorities were called Saturday afternoon, according to the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency responders dispatched to the scene were unable to save the child, identified as Elliana Cobb of Boonville. She died at the scene. The Warrick County Coroner’s Office was investigating.

  • Prince Harry says he had ‘no other option’ but to step away from royal family, calls media a ‘powerful force’

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has taken aim at the journalists who have dissected his life since the day he was born as he expressed regret for the way he has had to step down from royal duties. In a personal speech that referenced his late mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car accident while being pursued by paparazzi, Harry said Sunday he had “no other option” but to step away as he and his wife, Meghan, seek a […]

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