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Cohen’s 4th day of testimony could touch on Russia, finances

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer is returning to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. Michael Cohen became a key figure in those investigations after turning on his former boss and cooperating with special counsel Robert … Continue reading Cohen’s 4th day of testimony could touch on Russia, finances

NEW YORK | Emmert: No speedy resolution in basketball corruption cases

NEW YORK— NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men’s tournament begins in March. The first federal trial in the case in October … Continue reading NEW YORK | Emmert: No speedy resolution in basketball corruption cases

CHICAGO | Latest: Jurors say Van Dyke’s testimony didn’t help him

CHICAGO — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Some jurors in the trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke say they spent much of their deliberations on whether to convict him of first-degree … Continue reading CHICAGO | Latest: Jurors say Van Dyke’s testimony didn’t help him

CHICAGO | Jurors deliberating in murder trial of Chicago officer

CHICAGO— Attorneys in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sparred over what video of the deadly encounter actually proves Thursday just before jurors withdrew to begin deliberating. During closing arguments , prosecutor Jody Gleason pointed to dashcam video of Officer Jason … Continue reading CHICAGO | Jurors deliberating in murder trial of Chicago officer

CHICAGO | Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer’s testimony

CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald testified that he opened fire when the black teenager kept advancing toward him while waving a knife, adamantly sticking to his version of events even when confronted with video that showed a different scene. In a clear but … Continue reading CHICAGO | Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer’s testimony

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Alabama Democrat Jones says he’s a ‘no’ vote

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a moderate Democrat, said he is voting “no” on Brett Kavenaugh’s bid for the Supreme Court. Jones said: “The Kavanaugh nomination process has been flawed from the beginning.” He said Dr. Christine Blasey (blah-zee) … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Alabama Democrat Jones says he’s a ‘no’ vote

WASHINGTON | Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford

WASHINGTON  — With Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony over, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee sidelined the woman they brought in to question Ford about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Republican senators, largely silent while Ford was in the witness chair, aggressively defended Kavanaugh after the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford

WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH ‘open’ to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh(all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says “we would be open” to Deborah Ramirez, a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, testify before the Senate Judiciary panel this week. Sanders says that “process could take place … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH ‘open’ to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

CHICAGO | Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen’s autopsy

CHICAGO  — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Monday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that she believes at least 12 of the … Continue reading CHICAGO | Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen’s autopsy

Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

Bill Cosby‘s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger. And it could become evidence in the … Continue reading Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh avoids major missteps, closing 2 days of testimony

WASHINGTON  — Senate Democrats worked into the night in a last, ferocious attempt to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump. But after two marathon days in the witness chair in a Senate hearing room, Kavanaugh appeared to be on a path … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh avoids major missteps, closing 2 days of testimony

WASHINGTON | Trump’s bad week: A growing list of allies turn against him

WASHINGTON  — On one of the worst days of his presidency, Donald Trump was chatting aboard Air Force One when the conversation took a detour into gallows humor. Trump was returning from a rally in West Virginia just hours after two former members of his inner circle were found or pleaded guilty, when one passenger … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s bad week: A growing list of allies turn against him

WASHINGTON | Trump assails Mueller following Times report

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pressed his criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, accusing Mueller’s team of “enjoying ruining people’s lives” and “looking to impact the election.” Trump’s tweets followed a New York Times report that the White House general counsel, Don McGahn, has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel team investigating … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump assails Mueller following Times report

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

BRIDGEWATER, N.J— President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn’t a “RAT” like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investigation as “McCarthyism.” Trump, in a series of angry tweets, denounced a New York Times story that his White House counsel, Don McGahn, … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump says WH lawyer McGahn isn’t ‘a John Dean type ‘RAT”

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn’t “a John Dean type ‘RAT.’” Trump in a series of Sunday morning tweets is responding to a New York Times story reporting that McGahn has given hours of testimony to the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling. Dean was White … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump says WH lawyer McGahn isn’t ‘a John Dean type ‘RAT”

OAKLAND, Calif. | Judge set to sentence men in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two men who accepted a deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a California warehouse fire will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. It’s typical for California prison inmates who keep a good disciplinary record to be … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Judge set to sentence men in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

Haggis will not give sworn testimony in rape suit next week

LOS ANGELES/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A scheduled deposition of Paul Haggis in a lawsuit in which the Oscar-winner is accused of rape will not go forward as planned next week. Attorneys for Haleigh Breest, a publicist who says he raped her in 2013, scheduled Haggis to give sworn testimony on Monday. But his attorney, Christine … Continue reading Haggis will not give sworn testimony in rape suit next week

Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

MOSCOW /December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said Thursday that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov — who is under witness protection after fleeing to the United States last year — is “under … Continue reading Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

The Latest: Sessions to provide amended testimony on Monday

WASHINGTON/March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans on Monday to provide amended testimony regarding his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential election. In a statement Friday, Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr … Continue reading The Latest: Sessions to provide amended testimony on Monday