Rioters acted on Trump’s ‘orders,’ Democrats say in trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial say rioters believed they were are acting on the “president’s orders” to storm the Capitol to undo Joe Biden’s election victory. The House is ready to wrap up opening arguments. Biden says he believes “some minds may be changed” after the previous day’s gripping video…

Trial Highlights: Harrowing Footage, Focus on Trump’s Words

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with searing footage of the U.S. Capitol riot. Other highlights included prosecutors painting Trump as an “inciter in chief” who systematically riled up his supporters and falsely convinced them the election had been stolen, culminating in the…

Democrats: Trump ‘inciter in chief’ of Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments are underway in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. House Democratic prosecutors will try to link the former president directly to the deadly Capitol riot with new video footage of the mayhem. Trump is charged with inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection after encouraging a crowd to “fight like hell” over his defeated…

Virus dims Carnival joy and commerce on a New Orleans street

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is tamping down the joy — and the revenue — associated with the Carnival season in New Orleans. Parades that normally draw thousands in the weeks before Mardi Gras have been canceled. Bars and restaurants that usually overflow with free-spending customers are closed or operating at limited capacity.…