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Trump files lawsuit to keep Jan. 6 documents from Congress

Oct. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to a congressional committee investigating the attack, challenging President Joe Biden's initial decision to waive executive privilege. ...

Court: Parts of pesticide program violate California law

Oct. 18, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state-run pest prevention program partly violates California's landmark environmental protection law with its approach to spraying pesticides, a state appeals court has ruled. The ruling centers on a pest prevention and management program run...

Jury selection begins in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death

Oct. 18, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — As jury selection got slowly underway Monday in the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their Georgia neighborhood, potential jurors said they came in with negative feelings about the case and worried about the...

Florida school massacre families settle suit with district

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Florida high school massacre, most of the wounded and others traumatized have reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward County school district in a lawsuit that had accused it of negligence. ...

Group decries sentencing of Oklahoma woman for miscarriage

Oct. 18, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A national advocacy group for women on Monday blasted the sentencing of a 21-year-old Oklahoma woman to prison for a manslaughter conviction after she suffered a miscarriage while using methamphetamine. Brittney Poolaw, of Lawton, was sentenced to...

Executive who embezzled $48 million gets 75-month sentence

Oct. 18, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former publication company executive was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday in a $48 million embezzlement plot. A federal judge sentenced Nestor Charriez to 75 months and also ordered him to pay $43 million in restitution. ...

Judge charged with felony menacing loses leadership job

Oct. 18, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state judge was removed from his leadership position after being charged with felony menacing on Saturday. Judge Mark Thompson, the chief judge for the 5th Judicial District, is accused of using a real or simulated weapon in the alleged July 25...

Texas sued as GOP closes in on passing redrawn US House maps

Oct. 18, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Taking Texas to court again over voting laws, civil rights groups sued Monday over redrawn U.S. House districts that they allege thwart the political strength of a booming Latino population that is driving the state's explosive growth. The federal...

Trump questioned in lawsuit over 2015 protester crackdown

Oct. 18, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump was questioned Monday in a deposition for a lawsuit brought by protesters who say his security team roughed them up in the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015. Trump testified under oath behind closed doors at...

Maduro ally appears in court to face corruption charges

Oct. 18, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who prosecutors say was a major conduit for corruption by Nicolás Maduro's inner circle appeared for the first time in Miami federal court Monday after a weekend extradition that has further strained relations between the U.S. and Venezuela's socialist...