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Judge to decide whether to strike Seattle renter protections

Jan. 23, 2021 9:31 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge is considering whether to nullify Seattle laws meant to protect tenants from eviction after the laws were challenged by rental property owners. Landlords argue Seattle violated their constitutional rights with rental regulations including a new legal...

Indiana inmate agrees to plead guilty in inmate's killing

Jan. 23, 2021 9:30 AM EST

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An inmate at a central Indiana prison has agreed to plead guilty in the fatal stabbing of another inmate, four months after he rejected the same plea agreement. Tommy Holland's defense attorney told a Madison County judge Monday his client was ready to accept a plea agreement in the...

Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Kevin Selverian, a use of force specialist, poses as an armed suspect during a use of force presentation at the Troop M Barracks in Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Michele Haddon/Bucks County Courier Times via AP)

Police shootings furor brings look at use-of-force policies

Jan. 23, 2021 9:21 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The man rocked side-to-side as he muttered incoherently with a knife in his hand. Every few minutes he looked up and grunted at the police officer in the doorway talking with him. After the sixth time the officer told him to put down his knife, the man suddenly raised it and stepped...

Court upholds New Hampshire's online lottery sales

Jan. 23, 2021 9:18 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that allows New Hampshire to continue selling lottery tickets online. The case involved a 2018 Justice Department opinion holding that the 1961 Wire Act applied to any form of gambling that crosses state lines. That raised...

People clash with police during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure. A Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent foe, was arrested on Jan. 17 when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Protests erupt across Russia demanding Navalny's release

Jan. 23, 2021 9:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Protests erupted in over 60 Russian cities on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. Russian police arrested more than 850 protesters, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsuis (minus-58...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Supporters' words may haunt Trump at impeachment trial

Jan. 23, 2021 8:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The words of Donald Trump supporters who are accused of participating in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot may end up being used against him in his Senate impeachment trial as he faces the charge of inciting a violent insurrection. At least five supporters facing federal charges have...

Sheriff, report: Naked Florida man stole, crashed police car

Jan. 23, 2021 7:24 AM EST

A naked Florida man stole what news footage showed to be a marked police vehicle and crashed it in a wooded area, officials said. Joshua Shenker, 22, was arrested after Thursday's crash on charges including theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, depriving an officer of means of...

Illinois says incarcerated should get early COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 23, 2021 1:04 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Jail emerged as a national COVID-19 hotspot early in the pandemic, with hundreds of correctional officers and incarcerated people testing positive. As the virus continued to spread, incarcerated people repeatedly campaigned for better protections. Relief could now be in sight....

Biden has North Dakota energy officials pondering the future

Jan. 23, 2021 1:03 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The inauguration of Joe Biden as president has many who care about energy in North Dakota wondering what his administration will tackle first as it seeks to bring about a cleaner environment. Top of mind for some is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which carries as much as half of North...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y, takes the elevator in the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. It's taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden's bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to acknowledge that if anything emerges, it will likely be significantly more modest. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Jan. 23, 2021 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule Friday evening after reaching...