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The Supreme Court will decide whether Trump is immune from federal prosecution. Here's what's next

Feb. 28, 2024 22:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision to consider whether former President Donald Trump should be immune from prosecution in his federal 2020 election interference case could push a trial close to Election Day — or even beyond this year. The announcement Wednesday was...

US Rep. Lauren Boebert's son facing possible felony charges in string of vehicle break-ins

Feb. 28, 2024 21:56 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The oldest son of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is suspected of being part of a group of friends who used credit cards stolen from cars to make purchases at gas stations and McDonald's, according to court documents released Wednesday. Tyler Boebert, 18, was identified as a...

North Carolina judges weigh governor's challenge to changes for elections boards

Feb. 28, 2024 21:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel of North Carolina judges weighed arguments Wednesday on whether a new law that transfers Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s powers to choose election board members to the now Republican-controlled legislature should be struck down or can be enforced. The...

Appellate judge refuses to halt Trump's $454 million fraud penalty while he appeals

Feb. 28, 2024 20:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appellate judge on Wednesday refused to halt collection of Donald Trump’s $454 million civil fraud penalty while he appeals, leaving the former president less than a month to pay the staggering sum or secure a bond covering the full amount he owes. ...

Virginia lawmakers defeat 'second look' bill to allow inmates to ask court for reduced sentences

Feb. 28, 2024 18:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that would have allowed people with lengthy prison terms to petition a court to consider reducing their sentences after serving a minimum of 15 years was defeated in the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday. This is the third consecutive year that a...

Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

Feb. 28, 2024 18:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican lawmakers are once again trying to block federal health care dollars from going to the state's Planned Parenthood clinics, this time weeks after the Missouri Supreme Court thwarted a previous attempt to end that funding. The...

Supreme Court sets April arguments over whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference

Feb. 28, 2024 18:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election, calling into question whether his case could go to trial before the November election. While the court set a...

Republicans block Senate bill to protect nationwide access to IVF treatments

Feb. 28, 2024 18:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would protect access to in vitro fertilization, objecting to a vote on the issue Wednesday even after widespread backlash to a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that threatens the practice. Sen. Cindy...

New York AG says meat producing giant made misleading environmental claims to boost sales

Feb. 28, 2024 18:05 PM EST

The giant meat producer JBS was accused of making misleading claims about its greenhouse gas emission goals to boost sales among environmentally conscious consumers in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The lawsuit filed in a state court in New York...

Judge rejects settlement aimed at ensuring lawyers for low-income defendants

Feb. 28, 2024 17:44 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has rejected a second proposed settlement for improving Maine’s system for providing attorneys for residents who cannot afford them, and she won't be waiting for a third try. Justice Michaela Murphy gave the ACLU of Maine until March 8 to file a new...