Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 21 The Washington Post on how the Senate is handling President Donald Tr...

Crime required for impeachment? Not so, say legal experts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense hinges largely on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime. ...

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lawyers for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei argued Tuesday that allowing her extradition to the United States would result in Canada bowing to foreig...

#MeToo prosecutors deploy experts early to thwart defense

When his trial opens in the coming days, Harvey Weinstein’s defense team is expected to go on the offensive against the women who have accused him of rape and sexual assault, in part by questioning if...

Was the drone attack on Iranian general an assassination?

NEW YORK (AP) — After Tuesday's targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, newsrooms struggled with the question: Had the United States just carried out an assassination? And should news stori...

AP Explains: A look at El Salvador's new anti-graft body

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Fulfilling a campaign promise, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has moved to create the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador, tasked with tackling...

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing ...

In Spain, thousands protest new verdict on group sex attack

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards have taken to the streets demanding changes in the country's criminal law, following a ruling on a sex assault case that was widely criticized as denying victims f...

Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York says President Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit C...

Canadian English teacher nabbed growing pot in N Taiwan gets lighter sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Canadian cram school teacher who teaches English and was arrested for growing marijuana at his home in northern Taiwan has been given a reduced sentence for being a &quo...

Taiwan's efforts to fight money laundering hailed by regional organization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism financing have been recognized by a regional organization. The annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Group ...

As Epstein bail fight looms, feds say evidence growing daily

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors, preparing for a bail fight Monday, say evidence against financier Jeffrey Epstein is growing "stronger by the day" after several more women contacted them in recen...

Uruguay prison turns inmates into entrepreneurs

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Rolando Bustamante watches his employees turn out one concrete block after another, occasionally checking an electronic tablet that records orders from clients and that lets...

Doctor killed 25 patients, officials say. Can they prove it?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of essentially using his colleagues as weapons by ordering fatal painkiller doses ...

After criticism, Greece toughens rape law

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece toughened its legislation on Thursday to define rape as any non-consensual sexual act, following criticism that an earlier proposed overhaul of the current definition was ...