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Trump plan calls for Palestinian state

U.S. officials say President Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan calls for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem, ending speculation as to whether his administration, in preparing a proposal without…

Alabama fire chief confirms deaths in massive fire at boat dock

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Boaters leaped into the water to escape an explosive fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River early Monday. Authorities said there were fatalities as 7 people were sent to hospitals and 7…

Kobe Bryant, daughter perish in copter crash, 7 others dead

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a remote, steep hillside in Southern California on Sunday, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring…

Impeachment brief: Conspiracy theories and fidget spinners

Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Highlights of Thursday's…

Trump removes environmental protections for streams, wetlands

At a glance: The changes had been long sought by industry, developers and farmers.Environmental advocates and public health officials fear some communities may lose a clean water supply and that habitat and wildlife may suffer.Real estate developers stand to reap…

Terry Jones, 'Monty Python' star, dead at 77

Terry Jones, a star of the adored comedy group "Monty Python" who delivered some of the most famous lines in comedic history, has died, his agent confirmed to the PA Media news agency. He was 77. Jones was a major…

Disputes erupt over rules on impeachment trial's first day

The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. The day started with a…

Read for yourself: Trump lawyers call impeachment case 'flimsy'

At a glance: The U.S. Senate will take up the impeachment case accusing Trump of abusing power by withholding military aid from Ukraine.House Democrats called Trump's conduct the “worst nightmare" of the framers of the Constitution. Trump lawyers said the…

Read for yourself: Trump lawyers call impeachment case 'flimsy'

At a glance: The U.S. Senate will take up the impeachment case accusing Trump of abusing power by withholding military aid from Ukraine.House Democrats called Trump's conduct the “worst nightmare" of the framers of the Constitution. Trump lawyers said the…

Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of gun-rights activists — some making deliberate displays of their military-style rifles — crowded the streets surrounding Virginia’s Capitol building Monday to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation. Gov. Ralph…

Trump sends fiery impeachment response; Dems say he 'abandoned oath'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial Saturday while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president had "abandoned his oath" and betrayed the…