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Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine for sending an email threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. David George Hannon, 67, also must undergo mental and substance...

Limits set for lawmaker testimony in Georgia election probe

Jul. 07, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers appearing before a special grand jury in the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the state's 2020 election have broad immunity but can be asked about their conversations with people outside of the legislature, a...

Signs of trouble emerge in talks on late Pennsylvania budget

Jul. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers hoped to start wrapping up the state budget Thursday, but Senate Republican leaders issued an ominous statement about a potential deadlock one week after the annual spending plan was due to be completed. Overnight negotiations produced...

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

Jul. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players. Harry Marino on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary...

Britain's Boris Johnson resigning as PM amid scandal

Jul. 07, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday amid a mass revolt by top members of his government, marking an end to three tumultuous years in power in which he brazenly bent and sometimes broke the rules of British politics. Months of defiance ended...

EU Parliament condemns US abortion ruling, seeks safeguards

Jul. 07, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly condemned the end of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States and called for such safeguards to be enshrined in the EU's fundamental rights charter. In a 324-155 vote with 38...

New agency to investigate police use of deadly force delayed

Jul. 07, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new state agency was mandated to start investigating police use of deadly force cases on July 1, but it appears it actually won’t be ready for months. “It’s just a lot to get done. Standing up an office from nothing is incredibly difficult,” said...

From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

Conservative contenders who could succeed Boris Johnson

Jul. 07, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Conservative leadership contest will take place in coming weeks after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday he is resigning as the party's leader — though he will continue to serve as prime minister until a successor is elected by party members. ...

Boris Johnson reached the top but was felled by his flaws

Jul. 07, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wanted to be like his hero Winston Churchill: a larger-than-life character who led Britain through a time of crisis. He was felled by crises of his own making, as a trickle of ethics allegations became a flood that engulfed his government and turned his own party...