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FILE - This file photo from Wednesday Jan. 6, 2021, shows Trump supporters swarming the Capitol, as Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. A little used Civil War-era statute that outlaws waging war against the United States is getting a fresh look after the attacks on the Capitol. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

Jan. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb New York City landmarks. An Egyptian cleric, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, and...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address

Jan. 14, 2021 12:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Here is the text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address as prepared Thursday: Lieutenant Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, Chief Justice Melton, Chief Judge McFadden, and my fellow Georgians: In my first State of the...

GOP proposal to elect judges by zone advances by single vote

Jan. 13, 2021 12:19 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A legislative panel on Wednesday narrowly approved a proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by zone, a movement largely motivated by Republicans' anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court. The House...

Family of man killed by police in 2015 files lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2021 10:38 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of a man killed by St. Paul police six years ago is suing the department. The aunt, mother and grandmother of Marcus Golden filed their federal lawsuit just before the statute of limitations was set to expire. The 24-year-old Black man was shot and killed by police...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Chief Executive of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson shows at a business roundtable with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.   Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87

Jan. 12, 2021 6:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, who rose from a modest start as the son of an immigrant taxi driver to become a billionaire Republican powerbroker with a casino empire and influence on international politics, has died. He was 87. Adelson died Monday night from complications related to treatment for...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump stands alongside Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson before speaking at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla.   Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Las Vegas Sands founder and CEO Adelson dies

Jan. 12, 2021 8:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has passed away at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company announced Tuesday. At one point the third richest man in the world, Adelson brought singing...

Kansas Supreme Court upholds workers' compensation law

Jan. 8, 2021 3:35 PM EST

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a state law which governs how much money workers who are injured on the job can collect. The court ruled that an amendment to the Kansas Workers Compensation Act was constitutional because it did not alter the requirement that a worker's...

Billboard urging removal of Confederate statute comes down

Jan. 6, 2021 4:46 PM EST

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A billboard urging the removal of a statue of a Confederate soldier in western Michigan was taken down within hours after complaints. A group of Allendale Township residents that paid for the billboard said Outfront Media removed it at the request of the property owner,...

Vice President Mike Pence walks through the Oval Office before President Donald Trump departs the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Dalton, Ga. for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump insists, falsely, that Pence can decertify results

Jan. 5, 2021 11:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday tightened the screws on his most loyal soldier, pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to use powers he does not have to overturn the will of voters in a desperate, futile bid to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election....

No charges against North Dakota priests accused of sex abuse

Jan. 4, 2021 6:57 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general said Monday his office's 18-month investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the state's two Roman Catholic dioceses will not result in any charges because too much time has passed to prosecute the two lone living clergy members....