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Man and woman who killed and dismembered roommate sentenced to 40 years in prison

May. 27, 2023 12:19 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two people have been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2017 killing and dismemberment of their former roommate in Maryland. Christina Harnish, also known as Christina Stallings, and William Rice were sentenced Friday to the maximum punishment for...

Citing migrant influx, New York mayor asks court to suspend long-standing 'right to shelter'

May. 23, 2023 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor asked a judge on Tuesday to let the city suspend its long-standing “right to shelter” obligation, saying officials are no longer able to house every homeless person because of the arrival of tens of thousands of international migrants. The right...

Judge dismisses Kari Lake's final claim in election loss for Arizona governor

May. 22, 2023 23:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed the only remaining legal claim in Republican Kari Lake’s challenge of her loss in last year's race for Arizona governor, affirming the election of Democrat Katie Hobbs. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter A. Thompson said Lake...

Arizona governor vetoes bill banning use of transgender students' names, pronouns

May. 22, 2023 20:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill that would have compelled schools not to refer to transgender students by the names or pronouns they identify with. Hobbs announced the veto Monday afternoon, saying the legislation was an attack on transgender children. ...

Wisconsin Republicans join push to outlaw child sex dolls

May. 22, 2023 16:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans have joined a national push to outlaw child sex dolls, releasing a proposal Monday that would make possessing one a felony. Some groups say the dolls help protect children by providing those attracted to children another outlet. Others...

False claims of a stolen election thrive unchecked on Twitter even as Musk promises otherwise

May. 18, 2023 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an interview this week, Twitter owner Elon Musk said users making false claims of stolen elections “will be corrected” on the platform. Prompted by a CNBC reporter for extra assurance that would happen, Musk responded, “Oh yeah, 100%.” Yet...

Trial over Kari Lake’s last challenge to loss in Arizona governor’s race wraps up 1st day

May. 17, 2023 21:48 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Maricopa County has a failed process for verifying thousands of ballot signatures that even some of its own workers question, attorneys for Kari Lake, the 2022 Republican candidate for Arizona governor, argued in court Wednesday. Lake's lawyers spent most of the...

Arizona's governor and attorney general announce crackdown on Medicaid fraud

May. 16, 2023 21:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs and other top state officials announced a crackdown Tuesday on Medicaid fraud, particularly honing in on illegitimate group homes. The Hobbs administration said many of those homes target tribal community members and have defrauded the state...

Unsuccessful Republican candidate in Arizona attorney general race pushes for new trial

May. 16, 2023 19:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for the Republican candidate who lost last year's election for Arizona attorney general on Tuesday requested a new trial in his efforts to overturn the results of the November contest. They allege Abraham Hamadeh actually won because many provisional...

DeSantis to send Florida National Guard soldiers to Texas for border security

May. 16, 2023 18:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he plans to send more than 1,100 National Guard soldiers and law enforcement officers to Texas to assist with border security between the United States and Mexico. The Republican governor said he's sending...