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Michigan governor hopeful pleads not guilty in Jan. 6 riot

Jul. 07, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A Republican candidate for Michigan governor pleaded not guilty Thursday for his actions during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when he says he and other supporters of then-President Donald Trump were exercising their free speech rights. Ryan Kelley appeared...

Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported. The reports quoted Griner as saying through an...

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in line dispute

Jul. 07, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority on Thursday sided with a former member of the state Public Service Commission who did not want to turn over his cellphone in a fight over the approval of a new power line. Opponents argued that the evidence...

Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:09 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial.

Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine for sending an email threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. David George Hannon, 67, also must undergo mental and substance...

Limits set for lawmaker testimony in Georgia election probe

Jul. 07, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers appearing before a special grand jury in the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the state's 2020 election have broad immunity but can be asked about their conversations with people outside of the legislature, a...

Ex-cop Chauvin to get federal sentence for Floyd's killing

Jul. 07, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence Thursday for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, with a deal in place that will extend the time the former Minneapolis police officer already is spending behind bars for killing Floyd while shifting him to possibly more favorable...

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

Jul. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players. Harry Marino on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary...

Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

Jul. 07, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state's sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names. The court’s 4-3...

Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge

Jul. 07, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people. The defendants include former executives and technical experts of the company that manages many of...