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Greitens to access ex-wife's phone records for custody fight

May. 05, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens will be able to access his ex-wife's phone records as part of a custody dispute, a judge has ruled. But the mid-Missouri family court judge denied the Republican's subpoena requests...

UK lawmaker resigns after viewing porn in House of Commons

Apr. 30, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker from the governing Conservative Party has resigned after admitting he watched pornography on his phone in the House of Commons chamber. Neil Parish, a member of Parliament since 2010, announced his decision Saturday after pressure from members of...

Mexican court strikes down cellphone personal date registry

Apr. 25, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down on Monday a 2021 law that would have required cellphone companies to collect biometric data like fingerprints or eye scans from customers. The court ruled the law was too invasive of personal liberty, in comparison with any...

First part of child mental health initiative clears Senate

Apr. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

Connecticut lawmakers advanced Friday the first of three wide-ranging bills that attempt to address what's been described as a youth mental health crisis, which has been exacerbated in the state by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the legislation that cleared the Senate on...

Arizona House speaker gets Profile in Courage award

Apr. 21, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican House speaker on Thursday was named one of five recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for his refusal to consider overturning the 2020 election results despite massive pressure from former President Donald Trump and his supporters. ...

Ally of Russia's Navalny ordered to serve 6 months in prison

Apr. 14, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court replaced the parole-like restrictions on a close associate of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny with a prison sentence of nearly six months on Thursday. Activist Lyubov Sobol received the 18-month parole-like sentence in August of last...

One of US's most rural states looks to expand rural law

Mar. 23, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — One of the U.S.'s most rural states is looking to improve access to lawyers for residents who live far from urban areas. The Maine Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a proposal from Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson that would authorize the...

Poll: GOP confidence in 2020 election results rises slightly

Mar. 02, 2022 15:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans' confidence in the 2020 election results has grown slightly over the last five months, according to a poll the Marquette University Law School released Wednesday. The poll also found approval continuing to slip for Republican U.S. Sen Ron...

Judge: Sarah Palin seeks new trial in defamation lawsuit

Feb. 23, 2022 20:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge said Wednesday that lawyers for Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are seeking a new trial on her defamation claims against The New York Times, along with his removal from the case. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff made the disclosure during a brief...

Judge: Palin libel case jurors knew he'd rejected her claims

Feb. 16, 2022 17:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over the libel lawsuit brought by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin against The New York Times said Wednesday that jurors knew before delivering their verdict that he’d already decided to rule against Palin but they said it didn't affect the...