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Man accused of damaging Capitol statues receives probation

Jul. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man charged with helping tear down two statues outside the state Capitol during a string of protests over racial injustice two years ago has been sentenced to three years of probation. Jacob Capps, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of felony criminal...

West Virginia man indicted for fatal Maryland shootings

Jul. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

SMITHSBURG, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the West Virginia man accused of shooting and killing three coworkers at a Maryland machine shop and then shooting and wounding a state trooper who was responding to the incident. Joe Louis Esquivel, 23, of Hedgesville, West...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin's federal prison future in Floyd's death

Jul. 07, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison where, despite his national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he'll probably be safer. ...

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...

Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine for sending an email threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. David George Hannon, 67, also must undergo mental and substance...

UAE court hands Israeli woman life sentence on drug charges

Jul. 07, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has sentenced an Israeli woman convicted on drug charges to life in prison, her lawyer said Thursday. The court had initially sentenced her to death but cancelled it last week. Israel says it has closely followed the case in the UAE, which...

UConn professor awarded $736,000 in whistleblower lawsuit

Jul. 07, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — An assistant professor of business at the University of Connecticut has been awarded $736,000 after charging in a 2011 whistleblower lawsuit that he had been fired for complaining about mismanagement at the school. Luke Weinstein will get $736,000 plus...

Griner appears in court, pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime. Representatives for Griner confirmed to The Associated Press that the WNBA star pleaded guilty...

Michigan governor hopeful pleads not guilty in Jan. 6 riot

Jul. 07, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A Republican candidate for Michigan governor pleaded not guilty Thursday for his actions during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when he says he and other supporters of then-President Donald Trump were exercising their free speech rights. Ryan Kelley appeared...

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in line dispute

Jul. 07, 2022 10:35 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 turn over his cellphone in a fight over the approval of a new power line. Opponents argued that the evidence...