Legal proceedings

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, as Democrats prepared largely symbolic resolutions under the War Powers Act to limit the president's military actions regarding Iran. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 07, 2020 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has the votes to start President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as soon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi releases the documents, winning support from GOP senators to postpone a decision on calling witnesses. The announcement is...
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Journalists stand outside of the house of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Tokyo prosecutors obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for the wife of Nissan's former chairman, Ghosn, on suspicion of perjury, adding to the couple's legal troubles in the country where he once was revered as a star executive. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 07, 2020 - 4:48 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The defense team for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday slammed Nissan's investigation that accuses him of financial misconduct as flawed and biased, not independent, and aimed only at taking him down. “Nissan’s claim that it conducted ‘a robust, thorough internal...
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Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 07, 2020 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House members John Ratcliffe and Jim Jordan are being considered for a role on President Donald Trump's defense team for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, a person familiar with the discussions said Tuesday. A final decision has not been made, said the person, who...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. In reversal, US prosecutors no longer oppose prison time for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 07, 2020 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn deserves up to six months behind bars, the Justice Department said Tuesday, reversing its earlier position that he was entitled to avoid prison time because of his extensive cooperation with prosecutors. The...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, a CVS store with the new HealthHUB is shown in Spring, Texas.Pharmacy chains, including CVS, are fighting claims that they're to blame for the opioid crisis in two Ohio counties. The Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, filings asked U.S. district Court Judge Dan Polster to find in the pharmacies' favor and reject claims brought by Summit and Cuyahoga counties, home to Akron and Cleveland respectively, that argue that chains such as CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens contributed to the problem by filling an “excessive volume" of opioid prescriptions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 07, 2020 - 2:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court. The filings,...
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January 07, 2020 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky teen who claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist following a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The network confirmed the settlement Tuesday, as did Todd...
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Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Bridgeport, Conn., after he was arrested at his home in Farmington. He faces charges he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)
January 07, 2020 - 2:33 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The story of Jennifer Dulos, a missing mother of five, gripped Connecticut and many around the country for months as police divulged a mountain of evidence against her estranged husband, but without filing a murder charge. After she disappeared May 24, Fotis Dulos gave...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, Summer Zervos leaves New York state appellate court in New York. Zervos' lawsuit over President Donald Trump's response to her sexual assault allegations was put on hold Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, when a court froze the case until New York's top court weighs whether to dismiss the case or delay it through his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 07, 2020 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A court Tuesday froze a former “Apprentice” contestant's lawsuit over President Donald Trump's response to her sexual assault allegations, a defamation case now headed to New York's highest court. The decision, by a midlevel state appeals court, holds off further proceedings in...
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Kamala Lopez, right, president of Equal Means Equal, faces reporters as Natalie White, left, vice president of the organization, looks on during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Boston, held to address issues about a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment filed the federal lawsuit in Massachusetts aimed at paving the way for adoption of the long-delayed constitutional amendment. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 07, 2020 - 1:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment have filed a federal lawsuit in Massachusetts aimed at clearing a legal path for adoption of the long-delayed constitutional amendment. Backers say they're wading into the debate over the amendment — which dates to the early 1970s — because...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives to court for the start of jury selection in his sexual assault trial Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 07, 2020 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The judge at Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial pressed ahead with the start of jury selection Tuesday, rejecting a defense request for a “cooling-off period” following the burst of publicity over the filing of new charges against the Hollywood mogul in Los Angeles. Weinstein's...
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