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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

Jan. 16, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren't getting...

Survivors sexually abused as adults want chance to sue in NY

Jan. 13, 2022 11:04 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who were sexually abused as adults could sue abusers in civil court under a bill that supporters are again urging the state to pass. The Adult Survivors Act would provide a one-year litigation window for those individuals to launch lawsuits even if...

Nearly 60 police chiefs back suit against Missouri gun law

Jan. 12, 2022 09:28 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly 60 Missouri police chiefs are supporting a lawsuit that raises concerns about a new state law forbidding local law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws. The group of chiefs belonging to either the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association or the...

New charges filed against Harmony Montgomery's stepmother

Jan. 11, 2022 16:40 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a welfare fraud charge against the stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl for collecting food stamps in her name and replaced it with three other charges, including theft, according to court documents released Tuesday. The change was...

Justice Dept. creating unit focused on domestic terrorism

Jan. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is establishing a specialized unit focused on domestic terrorism, the department's top national security official told lawmakers Tuesday as he described an “elevated” threat from violent extremists in the United States. Assistant...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 10, 2022 19:31 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 7, 2022. Editorial: Texas should be more aggressive in offering booster shots for COVID-19 The omicron variant keeps surging at an eye-popping rate, but the number of Texans getting a booster shot hasn’t surged with it. We can...

US judge in Michigan tosses gay corrections officers' suit

Jan. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Michigan has tossed a lawsuit brought by two gay corrections officers, ruling that some of their discrimination claims weren’t sufficiently proven and that statutes of limitation barred others. Michelle Wood alleged in the 2020 suit that she was...

California AG: Don't file murder charges in stillbirths

Jan. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors should not charge women with murder when a fetus dies, even if their behavior may have contributed to the death, California's top law enforcement official said Thursday. Attorney General Rob Bonta acted after prosecutors in the San Joaquin...

Bills open window for Anderson victims to sue U of Michigan

Jan. 04, 2022 18:26 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 1,000 sexual abuse victims of a University of Michigan sports doctor would get a window in which they could sue the school for damages under new bills that the Legislature will consider. It is the second time since 2018 that the state might...

Judge tosses lawsuit of man who was nude baby on 'Nevermind'

Jan. 04, 2022 17:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a 30-year-old man who alleged that the image of him nude as a 4-month-old on the 1991 cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album is child pornography. Judge Fernando M. Olguin on Monday granted a motion to dismiss the...