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People donate millions to help separated families

Jun. 20, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those that have generated the most...

Lobbyist convicted of Kentucky deputy attorney general bribe

Jun. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer in a case voters are likely to see in political ads for next year's race for governor. A federal jury said James Sullivan was trying to bribe Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer in March of...

The Latest: Keystone XL opponent says 'fight is not over'

Jun. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a developments with the Keystone XL oil pipeline (all times local): 5:25 p.m. An attorney for an organization opposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline says the "fight is not over" after the South Dakota Supreme Court dismissed a legal appeal from project foes. Robin Martinez,...

Report: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opens law firm

Jun. 11, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has started a new chapter in his post-political life. Christie has opened a new law firm and returned to the trade that helped launch his career as an elected official. The Christie Law Firm was registered with the state Office of Attorney Ethics...

Immigration firm seems to thrive after Trump lawyer's help

Jun. 11, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted. When Nicholas Mastroianni II hooked up...

The Latest: Ex-Gov. Greitens' lawyers bill Missouri $150,000

Jun. 8, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Attorneys who represented the office of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens during a legislative investigation have billed the state for more than $150,000. The Office of Administration said Friday that it...

The Latest: Top Republicans welcome new Missouri Gov. Parson

Jun. 1, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Top Missouri Republicans are welcoming new Gov. Mike Parson to office. Parson took office Friday, shortly after former Gov. Eric Greitens stepped down amid allegations of both personal and...

The Latest: Parson: Greitens resignation will heal state

May. 29, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says the resignation of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens "will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a difficult time." The Republican...

Conservative Christian attorneys gain influence under Trump

May. 28, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawyers who espouse a conservative Christian agenda have found plenty of opportunities in Texas, suing on behalf of Bible-quoting cheerleaders and defending a third-grader who wanted to hand out Christmas cards that read in part "Jesus is the Christ!" But for the First Liberty law...

Lawyer who helped prosecute Cosby joining Philadelphia firm

May. 24, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law firm. But Stewart Ryan will continue to serve as a special prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office until the comedian's sentencing is complete. Ryan...