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Treasury: Some tribes will get more money from CARES Act

May. 04, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Some Native American tribes will receive more money from a federal virus relief package approved last year after the U.S. Treasury Department revised its methodology that tribal nations contend was badly skewed. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and...

Pureval, Mann advance to Cincinnati mayor general election

May. 04, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval and long-time City Council Member David Mann will advance to the November election and vie for Cincinnati mayor. Pureval received 39% of the votes and Mann had 29% with all of the city's precincts reporting...

Judge orders Justice Dept. to release Trump obstruction memo

May. 04, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Donald Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation. ...

Prosecutors seek 'special master' to review Giuliani items

May. 04, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to appoint a “special master” to review material seized by the FBI last week from Rudy Giuliani and ensure investigators aren’t able to see records protected by attorney-client privilege, according to court records unsealed...

US judge weighs if PG&E violated probation with 2019 fire

May. 04, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether Pacific Gas & Electric violated its criminal probation by sparking a wildfire north of San Francisco that destroyed more than 100 homes and injured six firefighters in October 2019. Prosecutors and...

NC police reform package approved by Senate committee

May. 04, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A criminal justice reform package focused on targeting insubordinate and overly aggressive officers while giving more mental health assistance to police and deputies was approved Tuesday by a Senate committee. The measure, based partly on...

Blind teen alleges Rhode Island eatery violated her rights

May. 04, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A blind Rhode Island teen and her family have filed a lawsuit with the Providence County Superior Court against a restaurant they say refused to seat them due to the presence of the teen’s service dog. Haylee Mota and her family intended to...

Family challenging immunity ruling in kidnapped man's death

May. 04, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A recent appeals court ruling that provided immunity for an FBI agent who fatally shot a kidnapped Houston area man during a botched rescue attempt is being legally challenged, the man’s family and attorney said Tuesday. In March, the 5th U.S. Circuit...

Adirondack snowmobile trail stopped cold by New York court

May. 04, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York cannot cut down thousands of trees for a 27-mile (43-kilometer) snowmobile trail in the Adirondack Park without voters approving an amendment to the state constitution, the state's top court ruled Tuesday. The 4-2 decision by the state Court...

Ohio hospital won't release names of officers in shooting

May. 04, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — The names of the hospital officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in an Ohio emergency room last month won’t be released by a private health system, with officials arguing that that information isn’t subject to the state open records law. ...