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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo released by Saudi Press Agency, Salah Khashoggi, left, a son of Jamal Khashoggi, shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday, May 22, 2020 that they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving automatic legal reprieve to the five government agents convicted of his murder who’d been sentenced to execution. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)

Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution

May. 22, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced on Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to five government agents who had been sentenced to death for an operation that cast a cloud of suspicion over the kingdom's crown...

Kansas prosecutor: No criminal charges over pandemic orders

May. 21, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder said Thursday he will not file criminal charges against people who violate executive orders issued by the governor related to the coronavirus pandemic. Schroeder attributed his decision to guidance from Kansas Attorney General Derek...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs in Parliament in London as the country continues its lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK watchdog clears Johnson of criminal wrongdoing

May. 21, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into whether he offered special favors to an American businesswoman during his time as mayor of London. The Independent Office for Police Conduct ruled Thursday against a criminal investigation into Johnson’s...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

Biden warns of 'abuse of power' in measured Trump critique

May. 21, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is warning that those “tasked with enforcing the law are abusing their powers,” offering a measured critique of the Trump administration a day after he declined to respond to President Donald Trump’s attacks directly. Speaking Wednesday to Columbia...

Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Ranking Member Sen. Gary Peters., right, speaks as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to issue a subpoena Blue Star Strategies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate panel approves subpoena in Hunter Biden probe

May. 20, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has voted to issue a subpoena as part of its investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, a move that met immediate opposition from Democrats who said the panel should be focused on overseeing the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

GOP files ethics complaint over Cooney's campaign meeting

May. 20, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Republican Party filed an ethics complaint with the Commissioner of Political Practices alleging Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney participated in a campaign strategy call in his office at the Capitol. The GOP’s complaint, filed Tuesday, says under state law, a public officer or...

Group requests ethics investigation into Horsford affair

May. 20, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A watchdog group affiliated with Nevada’s former GOP Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada violated any laws or ethics rules in the course...

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At the press conference marking Zelenskiy's one year in office, the president answered questions about domestic affairs, foreign policy and his main achievements. (Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool Photo via AP)

Ukraine to investigate leaked tapes with ex-president, Biden

May. 20, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Wednesday that prosecutors have opened a criminal inquiry into leaked tapes that allegedly feature the country's former leader discussing conditions for a $1 billion loan with former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. The tapes, which are yet...

Wisconsin testing delays grow for DNA and other evidence

May. 20, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin crime labs took longer to complete DNA, ballistics and forensic evidence testing during Attorney General Josh Kaul's first year in office, posing a problem for the Democrat after he hammered his Republican predecessor over lab delays during their 2018 campaign. Kaul released...

Louisiana lawmakers back reentry bills for people convicted

May. 19, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two measures described as making it easier for people convicted of crimes to find and retain jobs edged closer to final passage Tuesday in the Louisiana Legislature. A House-backed bill by Rep. Phillip DeVillier, a Eunice Republican, would allow probation and parole officers to use...