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Chicago-area man gets 3 years for threat at Biden inaugural

May. 17, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man was sentenced to more than three years in prison Tuesday for threatening members of Congress and to commit violence at the 2021 presidential inauguration. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced Louis Capriotti, 47, of Chicago Heights to...

Native Hawaiian composer's new work inspired by Lahaina noon

May. 13, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work this month inspired by Lahaina noon, the Honolulu mayor's office said Friday. The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts commissioned the composition together with Chamber...

Democrats hit GOP attorney general with ethics complaint

May. 12, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One day after launching his campaign for Kentucky governor, Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron was hit with a formal complaint Thursday alleging he violated ethics laws by investigating the Democratic governor he now wants to unseat. The complaint...

Thousands of protesters besiege Armenian capital's town hall

May. 11, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital Wednesday, besieging the mayor's office for hours as they kept up pressure on the country's prime minister to step down for seeking a peace treaty with neighboring Azerbaijan. The...

NY to send $35M to abortion providers amid worry over Roe

May. 10, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will give abortion providers $35 million to expand services and boost security in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court possibly overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. The...

Judge finds lame-duck settlement language unconstitutional

May. 10, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Provisions in contentious Wisconsin lame-duck legislation that require Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul to get Republican lawmakers' permission to settle certain lawsuits are unconstitutional, a judge has ruled. The Wisconsin State Journal reported ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 09, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ohio primary winners, redistricting vote and leaked opinion on abortion leave many on edge Donald J. Trump served one term before losing in 2020, but the effects of his reign and his win-at-any-cost attitude continue. ...

Beshear sues over law changing ethics commission selections

May. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

Kentucky's Democratic governor filed suit Thursday seeking to block a new state law that gives Republican officials the power to appoint a majority of members to a key ethics commission. Gov. Andy Beshear's legal challenge warns that the reconstituted membership on the state...

Improvements complete at WVa's Pipestem Resort State Park

May. 05, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $8 million in improvements have been completed at Pipestem Resort State Park in southern West Virginia, including lodge renovations and cabin upgrades. Nearly $4.4 million was spent on renovations to the park's two lodges and cabin upgrades, and more...

Tennessee governor won't release records on execution error

May. 03, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has refused to release records that could illuminate his decision to abruptly halt the execution of Oscar Smith last month, citing attorney-client privilege and the disputed “deliberative process privilege.” In response to a...