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  • Soutern Indiana jail inmates charged in alleged drug-smuggling scheme

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ten inmates at a southern Indiana jail are charged in an alleged scheme that authorities say used codes to help smuggle drugs into the jail. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says the inmates worked with an outside contact who picked up drugs and hid them in the jail’s lobby, which inmates cleaned. Col. Scotty Maples says code words were used in a computer system inmates can access to signal where the drugs would be dropped off […]

  • Harden’s 44 points lead Rockets over Pacers 111-102

    HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to pull away and get a 111-102 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Houston has won a season-high six games in a row and Harden has scored 36 points or more in five straight games to carry the Rockets as they deal with injuries to Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and Danuel House. Indiana led by 4 on a 3-pointer by […]

  • Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal, AP sources say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The existence of the plea offer signals the Justice Department is considering criminal charges in connection with the wealthy financier’s death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in August. The city’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide. […]

  • White House blames NSC aide for discrepancy between readout and new transcript of Trump-Zelensky April call

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders at times better reflect wishful thinking than the reality of the interactions. As the House opened its second day of public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, Trump released the unclassified record of his April 21 call with […]

  • Public testimony in President Trump impeachment inquiry hearings continues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail Friday in Trump impeachment hearings of being suddenly ousted from her post and feeling threatened upon learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in a phone call to Ukraine’s president. In that call, Trump assailed her as “bad news” and said she was “going to go through some things.” In an extraordinary moment, even in an administration filled with them, Trump himself went after her again as she spoke, tweeting […]

  • Trump ally Roger Stone convicted of obstruction of justice, witness tampering

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, was found guilty Friday of witness tampering and lying to Congress about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid. Stone was convicted of all seven counts in a federal indictment that accused him of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election. He is […]

  • Taylor Swift says she’s not being allowed to perform her early music for AMAs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs. “Right now my performance at the AMAs, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November 2020 are a question mark,” Swift said on Twitter and Instagram. Swift […]

  • Cases of child exploitation growing, data shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the identification of more than 1,000 victims, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The caseloads are growing because of the ease with which offenders can post graphic images of children online. “With the dark web on there, the content is becoming more prevalent and more horrific,” said Matt Wright, the […]

  • Scientists looking for 10,000 dogs for aging study

    SEATTLE (AP) — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too. The project will collect a pile of pooch data: vet records, DNA samples, gut microbes and information on food and walks. Five hundred dogs will test a pill that could slow the aging process. “What we learn will potentially be good for dogs and has great potential […]

  • Politicians hardening arguments as Trump impeachment inquiry goes public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House revealed a striking account of Trump abusing his office by pressing the newly elected president of Ukraine for political investigations of rival Democrats, all while holding up needed military aid. “Bribery,” they said, and “extortion.” Republicans counter that the hearing showed […]

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