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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Trump's sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to Senate

Jan. 25, 2021 5:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment case against Donald Trump is heading toward a historic Senate trial, but Republican senators are easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. It's an early sign of Trump's enduring sway over...

Oklahoma man accused in Capitol breach ordered released

Jan. 25, 2021 5:34 PM EST

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a Muskogee, Oklahoma, man arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month to be released on $10,000 bond. Federal court records show U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly West ordered 23-year-old Andrew Craig...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2019 file photo, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim listens to a question during a news conference at his office in Mexico City. Slim’s son said on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that his father has become infected with COVID-19 but that his symptoms are minor. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

The Latest: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has COVID-19

Jan. 25, 2021 5:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — The son of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim announced Monday that his father has COVID-19 and is responding to treatment. Carlos Slim Domit wrote in his Twitter account that his 80-year-old father started having minor symptoms a week ago, and has gone to one of the country’s foremost...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. During the Trump administration's final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden's efforts to undo his predecessor's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden's hands on immigration

Jan. 25, 2021 5:22 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies. Officials in...

Two Virginia court systems to resume jury trials after break

Jan. 25, 2021 5:07 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia counties have announced plans to resume jury trials after having taken a 10-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Montgomery and Giles counties are the first court systems in the New River Valley to receive state approval to call jurors again, The Roanoke Times...

Reward in probe of windows damaged at Sparks courthouse

Jan. 25, 2021 4:33 PM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in Sparks are offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of two suspects who threw rocks at the windows of a courthouse. Secret Witness said Monday the vandals caused damage to Sparks Justice Court at about 1:14 a.m. on Friday before fleeing in a dark...

Supreme Court rebuffs Utah in roads, wilderness case

Jan. 25, 2021 3:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the state of Utah in a lawsuit involving environmental groups. The high court decided Monday to let stand an order allowing two conservation organizations to intervene in the contentious, long-running case, the Deseret News reported. The...

Gianforte to deliver State of the State address on Thursday

Jan. 25, 2021 3:30 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte will deliver his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Montana Legislature on Thursday evening, with some modifications to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Gianforte will outline his legislative priorities in a speech in...

John Velazquez (9) rides Authentic to win the Breeder's Cup Classic horse race at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Historical racing operation in Kentucky closes temporarily

Jan. 25, 2021 2:52 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A betting operation featuring historical racing terminals has closed temporarily after Kentucky's Supreme Court declined to reconsider its ruling that at least some of the games aren't legal. Keeneland and Red Mile called it a difficult decision to temporarily shut down the Lexington...

Maine Courts transitioning to online records system

Jan. 25, 2021 2:52 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine courts have started the transition to online records and plan to charge 10 times the amount charged to access federal court records. The first 300 cases have been filed and currently, the public must pay $1 per page to view a document online, the Portland Press Herald...