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Ex-officer not guilty of manslaughter in Georgia shooting

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot a fleeing, unarmed black man was acquitted Saturday of voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. The jury, however, found Zechariah Presley guilty of violating his oath of office in the 2018 shooting of Tony ...

Accused priests teach, counsel young children under radar

By CLAUDIA LAUER and MEGHAN HOYER Associated Press Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after ...

Trump formally objecting to probe, won’t say he’ll cooperate

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will formally object to Congress' impeachment inquiry even as he acknowledged that House Democrats "have the votes" to proceed. The White House was expected to send a letter to House ...

Fed chairman says goal is to keep economy in ‘good place’

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the U.S. economy is facing some risks at the moment, but overall it is in a "good place" and the Fed's main job is to "keep it there as long as possible." Powell noted that ...

B-17 crash raises questions about vintage plane safety

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT Associated Press The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the World War II bomber that helped ...

Romney, Sasse break from GOP on Trump’s China remarks

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump's public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a handful voiced concern that the president was ...

President’s windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER AND RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (AP) — The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas ...

GOP split over impeachment pushback as Democrats plow ahead

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's lawyer insists the real story is a debunked conspiracy theory. A senior White House adviser blames the "deep state." And a Republican congressman is pointing at Joe Biden's son. As the Democrats drive an impeachment ...

Forever 21 fashion chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Low-price fashion chain Forever 21, a once-hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer tastes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The privately held company based in ...

What’s next as House committees launch impeachment probes

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are planning a rapid start to their push for impeachment of President Donald Trump, with hearings and depositions starting this week. Democratic leaders have instructed committees to move quickly — and not to lose ...