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Giuliani, Graham testimony sought in Trump election probe

Jul. 05, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is trying to compel U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special...

DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting death

Jul. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled that a late police sergeant was justified in using deadly force that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a jail guard during a hostage situation at a county courthouse last fall. Authorities said an inmate had been...

Tennessee Recovery Court graduates celebrate accomplishment

Jul. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three grateful Greene County Recovery Court graduates stepped into the sunlight Thursday at Hardin Park. More than 70 fellow Recovery Court participants, friends, family and Recovery Court team members joined them to mark the occasion. ...

Ex-medical researcher loses appeal in wife's cyanide death

Jul. 02, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has rejected the lone appeal issue remaining for a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher convicted in what prosecutors said was the cyanide poisoning death of his wife almost a decade ago. Robert Ferrante, 73, is serving a life term without...

Judge mulls rules for lawmaker special grand jury questions

Jul. 01, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is considering what guidelines to place on questions that can be asked of Georgia state lawmakers called before a special grand jury in an investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state. ...

Mississippi judge sets hearing on challenge to abortion law

Jul. 01, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has set a Tuesday hearing in a lawsuit by state’s only abortion clinic, which seeks to block a law that would ban most abortions. A temporary restraining order would allow the clinic to remain open, at least while the lawsuit is pending. ...

Woman gets probation in attack on Spanish-speaking women

Jul. 01, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with attacking a mother and daughter for speaking Spanish in 2020 has been found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery. Stephanie Armstrong was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation following a two-day, non-jury trial in Boston...

Pennsylvania court blocks governor's bridge tolling plan

Jun. 30, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced...

Judge nixes town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

Jun. 29, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Wednesday struck down a small town’s ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. The ruling by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster came in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings against the southern...

Court: Boy accused in mall shooting should be tried as adult

Jun. 29, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled a boy accused of shooting and wounding eight people at a suburban Milwaukee mall in 2020 should be tried in adult court. The court, on a 4-3 decision released Wednesday, said a Milwaukee County Children's Court judge was...