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Ex-Coast Guard employee pleads guilty in test-fixing case

Jun. 29, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former U.S. Coast Guard employee has pleaded guilty in a test score-fixing scheme that happened over seven years at an exam center in Louisiana, federal prosecutors said. U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release Tuesday, said Eldridge Johnson entered the...

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

Republicans pitch taking gov's power from NC education board

Jun. 29, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans pushed Wednesday for a constitutional amendment that would have voters elect members of the State Board of Education from each congressional district, a move that would erode dramatically the governor’s appointment authority to the panel. ...

Homer Markel wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 12th Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 12:16 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homer Markel wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 12th Congressional District.

New NHTSA chief: Agency to scrutinize auto-driver technology

Jun. 29, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology, so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In an interview...

Scott Gryder wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 14th Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 12:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Gryder wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 14th Congressional District.

Gang enforcer involved in violent attacks pleads guilty

Jun. 29, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former enforcer for the Latin Kings street gang who according to prosecutors was involved in several violent attacks and shootings targeting rivals has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges. Orlando Santiago-Torres, 27, who was an enforcer for the...

Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

Jun. 29, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land when the victim is Native American. The 5-4 decision cut back on the high court’s ruling from 2020 that said a large chunk of eastern...

Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

Jun. 29, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams' foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that he died at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in...

Yellowstone bison gores Colorado man, causes arm injury

Jun. 29, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bull bison gored a Colorado man in Yellowstone National Park this week, park officials said. The 34-year-old man from Colorado Springs was walking with his family near Giant Geyser in the Old Faithful area on Monday when a bull bison charged...