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Las Vegas man accused of threatening to kill congresswoman

Mar. 27, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has set a preliminary hearing next month for a 47-year-old Las Vegas man accused of threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev. Louis Damato made his initial court appearance on two felony charges Friday via video with a U.S. magistrate. Damato was arrested at a...

No social spacing at ex-congressman's sentencing hearing

Mar. 17, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The small federal courtroom in San Diego where former California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced Tuesday was crowded, and there was no attempt by attendees, security or the judge to separate people as recommended to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Before imposing an...

Shoppers crowd in long lines waiting to check out at a local Ralphs supermarket in an attempt to stock up on supplies, Friday, March 13, 2020, in the Panorama City section of Los Angeles. Officials said Friday the  Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego school districts will close starting March 16 because of the coronavirus threat. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Virus concerns hit California casinos, entertainment venues

Mar. 15, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

Californians wanting to escape the new reality of the coronavirus at the movies, casino or amusement park are running into the six-foot rule. State health officials issued new guidance Saturday urging theaters to keep attendance under 250 people and ask strangers to sit six feet apart. The Department of Public...

The Latest: Oregon to get fraction of protective gear needed

Mar. 12, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon officials say they will be getting just a fraction of the personal protective equipment sought from the U.S. government for front-line medical workers treating COVID-19 patients. Nik Blosser, Gov. Kate Brown’s chief of staff, told The Associated Press the...

Governor asks for no large events in Rhode Island

Mar. 11, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday called for people to avoid attending or organizing events with more than 250 people amid concerns about the new coronavirus. The guidance stops short of the outright bans that have been issued in harder-hit parts of the United States, but...

Sotomayor recuses from electors case, cites Baca friendship

Mar. 11, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has recused herself from a Colorado faithless elector case coming in front of the high court, citing a friendship with one of the original respondents in the case. Colorado Department of State v. Baca could decide the future of the power of states to...

FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is photographed in Washington. The Justice Department must give to Congress secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Court: House entitled to Mueller probe grand jury testimony

Mar. 10, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department must give Congress secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, giving the House a significant win in a separation-of-powers clash with the Trump administration. The three-judge panel...

FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is photographed in Washington. The Justice Department must give to Congress secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Court: House entitled to Mueller probe grand jury testimony

Mar. 10, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department must give Congress secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, giving the House a significant win in a separation-of-powers clash with the Trump administration. The three-judge panel...

FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, Bank of New York Mellon chairman and CEO Charles Scharf, left, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Scharf, the third chief executive of Wells Fargo in four years, appeared in front of Congress on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He said that there's much the bank needs to do to fix its cultural problems, and isn't expecting it to be done until 2021.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

New Wells Fargo CEO: Issues will not resolve until 2021

Mar. 10, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The third chief executive of Wells Fargo in four years appeared in front of Congress on Tuesday, saying that there's much the bank needs to do to fix its cultural problems, and isn't expecting it to be done until 2021. Charles Scharf took over the troubled bank late last year. He replaced...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, speaks to the media about the 2020 Census and the concern for getting an accurate count in minority communities on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Facebook drops Trump ads after Pelosi cites census confusion

Mar. 5, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Facebook on Thursday began taking down ads for the reelection campaign of President Donald Trump that direct people to a survey labeled a “census,” hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said people would confuse it with the once-a-decade head count. Facebook said in a statement that it was...