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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Trump lauds US economy at Davos forum, slams impeachment
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 6:31 am

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump is leaving the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with bullish talk on the American economy and lashing out at his Senate impeachment trial back in Washington.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 5:47 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Edmunds: How to buy a high-demand car in a seller's market
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 5:30 am

Nearly every time a hotly anticipated new or redesigned vehicle first hits dealer lots, a number of enterprising dealerships will take the opportunity to make some additional profit. The good news for consumers is that there are ways around these markups.

Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 5:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.

AP PHOTOS: After Auschwitz, survivors still bear witness
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 5:16 am

Seventy-five years after the killing stopped at Auschwitz, the survivors still bear witness, and many observe the rising hatred and anti-Semitism in the world today with a sense of deep disquiet.

Roberts admonishes House prosecution, White House defense
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 5:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team who was in charge.

After tweaks, Trump trial format will be similar to Clinton
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 2:08 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — After some last-minute tweaks on Tuesday, the proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial now largely mirror the ones used for the trial of President Bill Clinton.

2020 Democratic candidates vow unity, but conflict escalates
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 1:36 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald Trump in the fall. Instead, the scars of that battle are being ripped open less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump defense misrepresents Mueller findings
Posted: January 22, 2020 - 1:07 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — In opening arguments of the impeachment trial, President Donald Trump's defense misrepresented the findings of a special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election by claiming the president was cleared of obstruction of justice.

So-called conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 1:03 am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.

A #MeToo moment: Harvey Weinstein trial set to open
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 5:47 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein spawned the #MeToo movement. Now, the former film titan is starring in the biggest trial of its era — a landmark moment in a global reckoning that has empowered women while shining a light on power dynamics in workplaces from Hollywood Boulevard to Main Street.

Tuesday 01/21/2020
Democrats swarm industrial Iowa to prove they can beat Trump
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 12:06 am

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Since their surprise loss to President Donald Trump in 2016, Democrats have struggled with how to regain territory that long supported the party before suddenly flipping to Republicans. Their answer could lie with voters like Martie Boyd.

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 12:15 am

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak.

New Mexico lawmaker wants to let college athletes profit
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 11:45 pm

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican state legislator and former university football lineman wants New Mexico to allow its college athletes to profit financially from their fame as the NCAA looks into possibly removing a longstanding prohibition on student earnings from sports.

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 11:33 pm

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak.

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 11:33 pm

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down.

Asian shares higher after selloffs spurred by Chinese virus
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 10:46 pm

Shares mostly rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after a slide in U.S. stocks overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets.

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 10:17 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards.

Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 10:17 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle.

At 90, Alaska Native woman is 1st counted in US Census
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 8:03 pm

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led.

In reversal, Clinton says she'd back Sanders if he's nominee
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 8:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night that she would endorse her 2016 rival Bernie Sanders if he wins the Democratic nomination to face President Donald Trump in November.

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 6:32 pm

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.

Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of unanimous selection; Larry Walker also chosen
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 5:46 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of unanimous selection; Larry Walker also chosen.

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 5:16 pm

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Planned Parenthood on Tuesday endorsed a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion.

Trump in Davos: Talking up economy, brushing off impeachment
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 5:03 pm

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) —

AP OPINION: Trump's Davos remarks rife with distortion
Posted: January 21, 2020 - 4:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a rarefied world stage in the Swiss Alps, President Donald Trump cited accomplishments on clean air that aren't real, a level of economic progress he hasn't achieved and a blue-collar boom yet to be seen.

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 8:47 pm

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 9:03 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person — multiple times — and the candidate wasn't going to be there, represented instead by California Rep. Katie Porter.

AP Was There: Census 2000 gets warm welcome in snowy Alaska
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 4:17 pm

America’s decennial census begins Tuesday in rural Alaska, as it has out of tradition and necessity since the U.S. bought the territory from Russia in 1867.

Documents: Extremist group wanted rally to start civil war
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 6:32 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday.

Weinstein defense points to 'loving emails' as openings near
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 6:32 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers want to use intimate emails from his accusers to try to convince jurors in his rape trial that any contact was consensual, the defense said Tuesday as an appeals court rejected an 11th-hour request to move the trial out of town.

Avatar Construction INC Celebrates Milestone 37-Year Anniversary in Tampa
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 3:47 pm

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What's new today in the China virus outbreak
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 6:32 pm

About 300 people have been diagnosed in an outbreak linked to a new virus in China. The illnesses began late last month in the city of Wuhan in central China, and six people have died. Scientists have identified the illness as a new kind of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold. Others have evolved into more severe illnesses, such as SARS and MERS, though so far the new virus does not appear to be nearly as deadly.

What you need to know before 2020 census starts in Alaska
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 3:03 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook Bay.

Backatcha: Thunberg returns Trump's climate jibe
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 1:47 pm

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Greta Thunberg isn't easily intimidated.

Spark Your Imagination With Refreshed Styling at This Modern New England Wedding Venue
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 12:46 pm

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Britain's EU Journey: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 11:17 am

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Challenges for public following impeachment, Weinstein cases
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 11:32 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who want to follow President Donald Trump's impeachment saga and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape trial through the media will sit in obstructed seats.

Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 11:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.

Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 11:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric.

Vesalius Cardiovascular Announces the Completion of a Successful Chronic Animal Study
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 10:46 am

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'Recruiting Future With Matt Alder' Joins Evergreen Podcasts
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 9:47 am

CLEVELAND - January 21, 2020 - ( Newswire.com )

Web Search is 30 Years Old, This AI-Powered App Could Be What People Use Next
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 8:46 am

SEATTLE - January 21, 2020 - ( Newswire.com )

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 6:04 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

eVisit and VeeMed Partner With Banner Health to Bring Ambulatory and Acute Virtual Care to Patients Throughout the Southwest
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 5:45 am

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2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 12:46 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in November.

Monday 01/20/2020
Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 10:15 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation — a move that has become a key flash point in the national debate over gun violence.

Suspect in Hawaii officers' deaths described as unhinged
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 8:16 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii handyman with a history of run-ins with police and neighbors faced eviction when he stabbed a woman and killed two officers before the house he and two women were believed to be inside burned, authorities and neighbors said.

Extradition hearing begins for top Huawei exec in Canada
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 8:03 pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between China and the United States.

McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) —

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