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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...

Signs of trouble emerge in talks on late Pennsylvania budget

Jul. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers hoped to start wrapping up the state budget Thursday, but Senate Republican leaders issued an ominous statement about a potential deadlock one week after the annual spending plan was due to be completed. Overnight negotiations produced...

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...

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in line dispute

Jul. 07, 2022 09:32 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 testify in court about his personal relationships with utility companies building a new power line that he voted to approve. ...

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...

U.S. jobless claims rise to 235k, most in nearly six months

Jul. 07, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week and while layoffs remain low, it was the fifth consecutive week that claims topped the 230,000 mark and the most in almost six months. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 2 rose to...

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...

Griner in Russian court as Moscow warns criticism won't help

Jul. 07, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian court Thursday to face her trial on drug charges as a senior Russian diplomat warned that U.S. criticism of how Russia’s handling the case wouldn't help her release prospects. Griner’s trial...

'Taken too soon': Remembering Highland Park shooting victims

Jul. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the victims of a July Fourth parade massacre in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with family in Illinois after he was injured in car wreck. For some, it was a tradition. They were avid travelers, members of their synagogue...

Sentencing set for 2 in Arizona ballot harvesting case

Jul. 07, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Two women faced sentencing Thursday in southern Arizona for illegally collecting four early ballots during the 2020 primary election. Authorities say Guillermina Fuentes and Alma Juarez participated in “ballot harvesting.” That's a practice once used by both...