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Mississippi county to pay $690K in no-knock shooting death

Sep. 30, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has agreed to a $690,000 settlement in the death of a man who was shot by sheriff's deputies during a 2015 no-knock raid. A federal magistrate on Wednesday confirmed the amount with the attorneys handling the case for Ricky Keeton's family,...

TikTok politics: Candidates turn to it 'for better or worse'

Sep. 30, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

Wade Herring didn't know the teenage voter who approached him at a restaurant over the weekend. But she knew Herring, a Democrat running for Congress in Georgia, from his campaign videos on TikTok. To Herring, a 63-year-old Savannah attorney, it was proof of TikTok's precision-guided...

US woman appears via videolink in UK in fatal accident case

Sep. 29, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American woman who fled the U.K. claiming diplomatic immunity after she was involved in a fatal traffic accident has appeared in a British court via videolink — an apparent breakthrough in the long-deadlocked case. Anne Sacoolas, 45, was accompanied by her lawyer...

Jan. 6 panel delays hearing as Hurricane Ian aims at Florida

Sep. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol announced Tuesday that it had postponed a hearing scheduled for Wednesday as a hurricane hurtled toward the Florida coast. The committee had planned to hold what was likely to be its final...

Smoking ban talk nixed, but workers get loud outside casino

Sep. 22, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Irate that a session to discuss a proposed smoking ban during a major casino industry conference was snuffed out, casino workers and patrons opposed to smoking in the gambling halls held a noisy protest outside the meeting Thursday. About 100 people...

Jan. 6 hearing witness avoids jail time for Capitol riot

Sep. 22, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

An Ohio man who testified at a congressional hearing about why he stormed the U.S. Capitol avoided imprisonment when a federal judge sentenced him on Thursday to two years of probation for his role in the mob's attack. After his televised testimony at a U.S. House committee's hearing...

Trump FBI search puts unusual spotlight on Archives nominee

Sep. 20, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a novelist, Colleen Shogan has imagined the most vivid of Washington dramas. Larceny at the Library of Congress. A homicide in the House of Representatives. A stabbing in the U.S. Senate. But Shogan is about to become a protagonist in a...

How Archives went from 'National Treasure' to political prey

Sep. 03, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the setting for “National Treasure,” the movie in which Nicolas Cage's character tries to steal the Declaration of Independence. It has long been among the most trafficked tourist destinations in the nation's capital. But what the National Archives and...

Congress wants to hear what Twitter whistleblower has to say

Aug. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers are anxious to hear from Twitter’s former security chief, who has alarmed Washington with allegations that the influential social network misled regulators about its cyber defenses and efforts to control fake accounts. Leaders of several...

Germany's Scholz questioned over handling of tax scam

Aug. 19, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German leader Olaf Scholz has denied intervening on behalf of a private bank embroiled in a tax evasion scam when he was mayor of the northern city of Hamburg, allegations that have dogged him since before he took office as chancellor last year. Testifying Friday...