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Legislative watchdog to investigate indigent legal services

Apr. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's legislative watchdog is set to review a potential lack of financial oversight over the state's system of providing legal services to the poor. The Bangor Daily News reports that the Government Oversight Committee has asked the Office of Program Evaluation and Government...

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

Apr. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and release"...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Apr. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: SAVING LIVES WITH NALOXONE SHOULDN'T COST YOU LIFE INSURANCE In 2012, the opioid crisis started to impact the life of Sharon White, now 53, from Lansdowne, Delaware County. White saw loved ones suffering from addiction and struggling to find resources to get better. She scaled...

Arizona House spent $47,000 in 1st month of Stringer inquiry

Apr. 16, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House paid a law firm more than $47,000 for the first month of its investigation of former Rep. David Stringer, records show. Stringer resigned last month when confronted with a Baltimore police report showing he was accused of paying boys for sex in the 1980s. He's denied the...

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Apr. 11, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of...

The Latest: Justice: Law doesn't reduce school chief's power

Apr. 10, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit seeking to force Wisconsin's schools superintendent to get permission from the governor before enacting regulations and policy (all times local): 2:35 p.m. A conservative-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court justice is suggesting that requiring the state schools...

The Latest: Huffman scheduled to plead guilty on May 24

Apr. 9, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the case against prominent parents and athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college bribery scam (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Actress Felicity Huffman is scheduled to appear in court next month to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scam. The "Desperate Housewives"...

New Mexico AG says sheriffs must enforce gun control law

Apr. 6, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general says law enforcement agencies must enforce a new law expanding background checks to nearly all private gun sales and that they could be liable for damage claims if they don't. Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the warning in a letter sent Thursday...

State expanding program for immigrants' free legal services

Apr. 5, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 2-year-old program that provides free legal services for immigrants is being expanded with $10 million that was included in the new state budget approved by the Legislature earlier this week, state leaders announced Friday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrew...

Vatican meets lawyers opposed to the criminalization of gays

Apr. 5, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — International lawyers researching the criminalization of homosexuality met Friday with the Vatican secretary of state and urged the Holy See to publicly oppose such laws and "conversion" therapies for gays. The Vatican said Cardinal Pietro Parolin promised the delegation he would relay...