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Lawyer says 'loving' emails' are key to Weinstein defence

Lawyer says 'loving' emails' are key to Weinstein defence

NEW YORK — Defence lawyers want to use a trove of intimate email correspondence between Harvey Weinstein and his accusers to try to convince a jury that any contact was consensual, one of the attorneys said Tuesday on the eve of opening statements in
Democrats decry McConnell's impeachment rules as 'coverup'

Democrats decry McConnell's impeachment rules as 'coverup'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday at the Capitol as Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial.
Phoenix police: 3 children found dead, mother arrested

Phoenix police: 3 children found dead, mother arrested

PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children, who were found dead inside the family home, authorities said Tuesday.
2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

DES MOINES, Iowa — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign.
Violence in northern Syria kills 17, including whole family

Violence in northern Syria kills 17, including whole family

BEIRUT — Airstrikes on rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people Tuesday, including an entire family, Syrian opposition activists said.

Program features teen who began book club for black students

ST. LOUIS — When a black student from St.
Brazilian broadcast executive gets probation in FIFA scandal

Brazilian broadcast executive gets probation in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced Brazilian broadcast executive Jose Margulies to two years' probation on Tuesday for acting as an intermediary in a scheme to exchange bribes for the media rights to South American soccer tournaments.
At 90, Native Alaska woman will be 1st counted in US Census

At 90, Native Alaska woman will be 1st counted in US Census

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska — 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.
Impeachment arguments as seen by Democrats, Trump team

Impeachment arguments as seen by Democrats, Trump team

WASHINGTON — Legal filings to the Senate have laid out the arguments that will be made in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, where he faces two distinct allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

WUHAN, China — Face masks sold out and officials at airports and train stations checked passengers for fevers as China on Tuesday sought to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spr