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Rapper Gunna again denied bond in gang, racketeering case

Jul. 07, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta on Thursday denied bond for rapper Gunna, who's charged with racketeering along with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville had previously denied bond for Gunna, whose given...

WNBA players union 'stands with' Griner after guilty plea

Jul. 07, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

Brittney Griner’s guilty plea Thursday has not lessened the support the Olympic gold medalist continues to receive from her WNBA peers. The Phoenix Mercury All-Star pleaded guilty to drug possession charges on the second day of her trial in a Russian court in a case that could see...

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in line dispute

Jul. 07, 2022 13:26 PM 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. The court said there was no evidence...

WNBA's Griner pleads guilty at her drug trial in Russia

Jul. 07, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty Thursday to drug possession charges on the second day of her trial in a Russian court in a case that could see her sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. The abrupt guilty plea by the Phoenix Mercury star and...

Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

Jul. 07, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority ruled 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...

Feds seek prison for Capitol rioter who had Confederate flag

Jul. 07, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have recommended an eight-month prison sentence for a Maryland man who pleaded guilty to shoving a police officer with a lacrosse stick attached to a Confederate battle flag during last year's riot at the U.S. Capitol. Prosecutors also...

Escaped North Dakota inmate arrested in South Dakota

Jul. 07, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who escaped from a minimum-security lockup in Bismarck has been arrested in South Dakota. David Corn, 35, was arrested by the Aberdeen Police Department on Wednesday night, the Bismarck Tribune reported. An Aberdeen woman authorities say...

Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 12:12 PM 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...

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...

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...