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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

Sep. 26, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona...

House Democrats pass police funding bills despite divisions

Sep. 22, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Thursday pushed through a long-sought policing and public safety package after overcoming internal differences on legislation they plan to make central to their election-year pitch. The package of four bills passed in succession — all with...

Kansas man sentenced for performing illegal autopsies

Sep. 20, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who admitted running an illegal autopsy scheme has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for wire fraud. Shawn Parcells, 42, who lived in Topeka and Leawood, was sentenced Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud, the U.S....

Questions raised about fatal police shooting in St. Louis

Sep. 13, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of a 16-year-old who was fatally shot by St. Louis detectives are disputing the police account of the incident. Darryl Ross was shot Sunday night. Two detectives said they spotted several people with guns at a gas station and pulled onto the lot. The...

New Mexico judiciary endorses elimination of some court fees

Sep. 01, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s judiciary has endorsed the elimination of court fees for traffic violations and some misdemeanor criminal cases that can have a disproportionate effect on the poor, a top court administrator announced Thursday. Jason Clack, a division director...

New oversight plan means closer scrutiny of St. Louis police

Aug. 23, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eight years after Michael Brown’s death pushed the St. Louis region front and center into the national debate over police accountability, the city’s elected officials and its police associations are at odds over a new oversight plan. St. Louis Mayor Tishaura...

Today in History: August 9, atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

Aug. 09, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2022. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard...