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Former state police officer convicted of drug charges

Jul. 24, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico State Police Officer has been convicted of distributing marijuana intended for a 16-year-old girl he pulled over and a separate drugs-for-sex scheme. U.S. District Court records show 36-year-old Daniel Capehart of Bloomfield...

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

Jul. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief...

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Jul. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House...

Detroit-area city will provide ballots in Bengali language

Jul. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A small, diverse Detroit-area community has agreed to provide election ballots in the Bengali language. A federal judge signed off on a settlement between Hamtramck and lawyers who represented a woman who speaks Bengali and has limited English...

Today in History

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 24, the 205th day of 2021. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot...

Federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships

Jul. 23, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to fight a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations. A three-judge...

Woman convicted in kidnapping gets re-sentencing hearing

Jul. 23, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A woman convicted in the 1987 kidnapping and death of a northern Illinois businessman has been granted a re-sentencing hearing by the state’s appellate court. Nancy Rish, 59, petitioned in December 2017 for a resentencing hearing so that the...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

Jul. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was tapped Friday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve as the state's next attorney general. After a two-month search that began in May...

Judge hears arguments in Alaska budget dispute lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge said he planned to issue a ruling next week in a lawsuit filed by Alaska's attorney general that raised questions about when the state budget takes effect. Superior Court Judge Herman Walker Jr. announced his plans after hearing...

US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn't factor success

Jul. 23, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their greater success than the American men was not taken into account by a trial court judge who dismissed their case. ...