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Prosecutors in classified files case to urge judge to bar Trump from inflammatory comments about FBI

Jun. 24, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The federal judge presiding over the classified documents prosecution of Donald Trump is hearing arguments Monday on whether to bar the former president from public comments that prosecutors say could endanger the lives of FBI agents working on the case. ...

Wisconsin judge to weigh letting people with disabilities vote electronically from home in November

Jun. 24, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday is expected to consider whether to allow people with disabilities to vote electronically from home in the swing state this fall. Disability Rights Wisconsin, the League of Women Voters and four disabled people filed a lawsuit in...

New Caledonia Indigenous independence leader transferred to mainland France for pretrial detention

Jun. 23, 2024 20:28 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A pro-independence leader in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia was transferred to a jail in mainland France to await trial on charges relating to two weeks of unrest in May that left nine people dead, the public prosecutor in the territory said Sunday. ...

Killing of young Cambodian couple by businessman with honorary title revives concerns about impunity

Jun. 23, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — In a case that has sparked widespread public outrage, a court in Cambodia formally charged a real estate entrepreneur who held a royally bestowed title with the premeditated murder of a young couple in the capital Phnom Penh. Social media has been awash...

Former first lady Melania Trump stays out of the public eye as Donald Trump runs for president

Jun. 23, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After Melania Trump missed key events in her husband's presidential bid earlier this year — from the kickoff of the 2024 election in Iowa to Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday victory party — reporters asked the former first lady whether she planned to hit the...

Michigan's top court to consider whether to further limit no-parole life sentences

Jun. 22, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court said it will hear arguments in cases that could lead to a ban on automatic life prison sentences for people who were 19 or 20 years old when they were involved in a major crime such as murder. The court took a significant step in 2022 when...

Parts of Washington state parental rights law criticized as a ‘forced outing’ placed on hold

Jun. 21, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has paused parts of a new Washington state parental rights law derided by critics as a “forced outing” measure. King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott on Friday paused portions of the law while a lawsuit brought by civil liberties groups and...

Reality TV's Julie Chrisley must be resentenced in bank fraud, tax evasion case, appeals judges rule

Jun. 21, 2024 22:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Reality TV star Julie Chrisley’s sentence for bank fraud and tax evasion was thrown out Friday by federal appeals judges, who ordered a lower court to redo her punishment over what the appellate panel called a “narrow issue.” Julie Chrisley and her husband,...

Hawaii settles lawsuit from youths over climate change. Here's what to know about the historic deal

Jun. 21, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — About two years after 13 children and teens sued Hawaii over the threat posed by climate change, both sides reached a settlement that includes an ambitious requirement to decarbonize the state's transportation system over the next 21 years. It's another example of...

Man who attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband also found guilty of kidnapping and faces life in prison

Jun. 21, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the attack against former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was convicted Friday of aggravated kidnapping, a conviction that mandates life behind bars without the possibility of parole. A San Francisco jury...