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Dems say oust Trump or he'll do it again; 'he is who he is'

Dems say oust Trump or he'll do it again; 'he is who he is'

WASHINGTON — House Democrats warned as they closed their arguments Friday in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endanger American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 202
China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest
At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

NEW ORLEANS — As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man.
Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

LOS ANGELES — Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said.
Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape

Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape

NEW YORK — "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn't go to the police because “he'd destroy me.
Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

HOUSTON — A massive explosion Friday levelled a warehouse in Houston, leaving at least two people dead, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said.
At least 14 dead, 315 hurt in earthquake in eastern Turkey

At least 14 dead, 315 hurt in earthquake in eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish officials say at least 14 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country's east, injuring more than 300 and leaving several trapped.
NFL's Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

NFL's Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallo
Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement's highest profile and most symbolic events

Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

DETROIT — The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out a murder conviction Friday, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled the verdict by portraying the defendant as a “ruthless and menacing threat to the community.