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Republican Oklahoma lawmakers seek hearing in death row case

Aug. 08, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 60 Oklahoma lawmakers, including many Republicans who support the death penalty, urged the state attorney general to join their request for a new evidentiary hearing in the case of death row inmate Richard Glossip. The group of 61 state legislators...

Senate to hold hearing on crisis-plagued federal prisons

Aug. 05, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he plans to hold an oversight hearing on the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons after The Associated Press reported that the agency is keeping its embattled ex-director on the payroll as an adviser to his...

Update to electors law desperately needed, senators declare

Aug. 04, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Joe Manchin made the case on Wednesday for overhauling the 1800s-era Electoral Count Act, pushing for quick passage of a bipartisan compromise that would make it harder for a losing candidate to overturn legitimate results of a...

Manfred to senators: antitrust exemption stops city switches

Jul. 29, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told a Senate committee planning a hearing on the sport’s antitrust exemption that it prevents teams from moving without approval and allows the sport to maintain the minor leagues at a wide level. In addition, baseball Commissioner Rob...

Hawley, Cruz escape Jan. 6 probe, have no regrets over role

Jul. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The week before the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, Missouri's Josh Hawley became the first Republican senator to announce he would object to the certification of the 2020 election. Texas' Ted Cruz came next, dashing off his own plan on a flight from...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 26, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. July 22, 2022. Editorial: Abortion debate should be open, vigorous and respectful process As the Legislature prepares to consider further restrictions on abortion, our hope is that lawmakers and the public at large can conduct themselves...

Hockey Canada introduces plan to combat 'toxic' culture

Jul. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

Hockey Canada released a plan on Monday to combat the “toxic” culture in its sport. It comes ahead of a second round of parliamentary hearings into the organization’s handling of sexual assault complaints. The plan includes putting together a centralized tracking and reporting...

Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas

Jul. 24, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee said Sunday it will interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who's married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and...

Jan. 6 hearings traced an arc of 'carnage' wrought by Trump

Jul. 23, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To understand how Donald Trump’s desperation and lies became a potent danger to democracy, consider the ginger mints. Mints featured in one of the absurdist but toxic episodes fleshed out in the Jan. 6 hearings, which now pause even as the Justice Department...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...