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McConnell gives Senate GOP lesson on impeachment trial rules

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:57pm

Senate Republicans got a civics lesson Wednesday on their roles in an impeachment trial. Rule No. 1: No talking in class.

US resumes assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:44pm

The Trump administration is resuming targeted foreign assistance funding for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after the three Central American countries recently signed immigration deals with Washington.

The Latest: Leader: Senators can't talk at impeachment trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:29pm

The Latest on the impeachment inquiry (all times local):

Lawyer: British family deported after US border crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:23pm

Lawyers for a British family who made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States say the family has been deported after nearly two weeks in federal custody.

Georgia set to execute man convicted of killing store clerk

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:01pm

A man convicted of shooting two Georgia convenience store clerks — killing one and seriously injuring the other — in separate robberies is scheduled to be executed later this month.

Community leaders in Fort Worth ask Justice for reform plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:46pm

Community leaders are calling for a far-reaching plan overseen by a federal judge to radically reform the Fort Worth, Texas, Police Department to address the kinds of abuses they say contributed to an officer's fatal shooting of a 28-year-old in her home over the weekend.

New Iditarod CEO seeks dialogue with animal rights critics

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:27pm

The new head of Alaska's Iditarod plans to meet with an animal rights group long devoted to putting an end to the world's most famous sled dog race.

US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts

Matt Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:09pm

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments.

US says it will require Chinese diplomats to report contacts with American educators, researchers, gov't officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:08pm

US says it will require Chinese diplomats to report contacts with American educators, researchers, gov't officials.

Judge says lawsuit against Harvard law professor can proceed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:01pm

A judge says a lawsuit can proceed to trial that accuses Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz of lying about his sexual history with a woman who claims she was a teenage victim of Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring.

Closings in US drug trial of Honduran president's brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:55pm

A prosecutor has told a jury at the closing of a drug trial that the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez created "state-sponsored" drug trafficking by corrupting the country's politics to protect drug dealers.

Court seems split on possible resentencing for teen sniper

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:47pm

Liberal and conservative justices seemed split Wednesday on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo , one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002 when he was a teenager.

House overwhelmingly voices bipartisan opposition to US troop pullback in Syria in rebuke of Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:47pm

House overwhelmingly voices bipartisan opposition to US troop pullback in Syria in rebuke of Trump.

Florida governor: Giuliani fixers were donors, nothing more

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:47pm

Florida's governor says two businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now facing criminal charges were just donors to his campaign and "nothing more than that."

Florida governor: Giuliani fixers were donors, nothing more

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:46pm

Florida's governor acknowledged Wednesday that he knew two businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now facing criminal charges. But he said they were just donors to his campaign and "nothing more than that."

Detectives across US grill serial killer, close cold cases

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:43pm

Keep him talking, don't interrupt him and, no matter what, don't ask why he killed his victims.

New Orleans man, 62, free after 42 years and plea agreement

Gerald Herbert and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:36pm

Free for the first time in 42 years, a New Orleans man who always maintained his innocence over a 1977 slaying walked past a guard tower Wednesday to greet the younger brother who is providing an apartment and job for him.

Jojo Rabbit director felt shame dressing as Hitler for movie

Marcela Isaza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:23pm

Drawing on his own Jewish heritage and experiences growing up surrounded by prejudice, writer-director-actor Taika Waititi was excited to make a movie against hate through a satire of the Nazi culture at the height of WWII, until he saw himself dressed as Adolf Hitler for the first time. He said he felt "shame and embarrassment."

McGrath fundraising tops $10 million in Senate race

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:15pm

Showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath hauled in more than $10.7 million since launching her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.