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US state legislators praise abortion access in Mexico

May. 28, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of U.S. state legislators from Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and North Carolina toured Mexico and said this week they are impressed by efforts to expand abortion access south of the border. The legislators visited the country's three largest...

NC man pleads guilty to storming Capitol to disrupt Congress

May. 28, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stormed the U.S. Capitol last year to disrupt Congress from certifying the Electoral College vote, court filings show. Matthew Mark Wood pleaded guilty on Friday to all six counts in his March 2021...

Court declines to hear arguments for condemned Arizona man

May. 28, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a request by lawyers for an Arizona man scheduled to be executed June 8 to be allowed to make new arguments in an effort to overturn his death sentence in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old Tucson girl. The request on...

Frayed trust frustrates some rural Nevada election officials

May. 28, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In deep-red Republican rural Nevada, longtime election officials are fighting back against a right-wing conspiracy-fueled push to turn back the clock on elections and return to hand counting paper ballots. For some, the fight is paying off. For...

Ex-Proud Boys leader to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial

May. 28, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

The former top leader of the Proud Boys will remain jailed while awaiting trial on charges that he conspired with other members of the far-right extremist group to attack the U.S. Capitol and stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential victory, a federal judge has ruled. ...

4 sentenced in September theft from gun dealer

May. 28, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Four men have been sentenced in connection with the theft of 32 firearms from a gun dealer in south Louisiana, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Lafayette said Friday. The sentences handed down by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays ranged from 14 months to 10...

Kansas equity efforts bring little change after George Floyd

May. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — First she saw the graphic cellphone video showing Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death in Georgia, then news that Breonna Taylor had been shot in her Kentucky home during a botched drug raid. But when Teresa Parks watched videos of the white Minneapolis police officer pressing his...

No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

May. 27, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general's office has declined to file charges against billionaire T. Denny Sanford following an investigation into possible possession of child pornography, saying it found no “prosecutable offenses” within the state's jurisdiction, according...

Nevada student says anonymous gun tips used to bully him

May. 27, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high school honors student in Nevada said in federal court that he’s being bullied by students and harassed by campus administrators who search him for a gun every time someone identifies him on a state hotline that invites anonymous reports of school threats. ...

Woman gets 15 months in prison for punching flight attendant

May. 27, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California woman who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a flight, breaking her teeth, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Vyvianna Quinonez was also ordered Tuesday by the federal judge in San Diego to pay nearly...