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Netflix series touts ‘scandalous’ look at New Orleans jail

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, video shot inside the New Orleans jail of inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun prompted outrage and a costly federal consent decree that still hangs over Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Now, a different kind of reality TV is...

North Carolina judges strike down state’s voter ID law

Sep. 17, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power. Two of...

Judge: US election official violated law in voter form case

Sep. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former high-ranking election official violated federal law in 2016 when he granted requests by Kansas, Georgia and Alabama to modify the national voter registration form to require documentary proof of citizenship in those states, a federal judge ruled. ...

Appeals court says Buffalo mayor can't be on November ballot

Sep. 16, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A state appellate court Thursday reversed one of two decisions to allow Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate after he lost the Democratic primary. An appeal of the remaining decision is scheduled to...

Lawyer: Arizona Senate's 2020 election review out next week

Sep. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will be released next week. The results of the so-called audit of President...

Judge rejects delay to defamation suit against Donald Trump

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by lawyers for former President Donald Trump to delay the progression of a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused him of rape. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Manhattan issued a brief denial of the request the...

Woman's release from prison comes amid focus on sentencing

Sep. 15, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early prison release for a woman following an outcry over disparate sentences has come amid a renewed push for a statewide sentencing database in Ohio. At issue is an attempt to give judges more information about similar cases to allow more...

Iraq election chief vows fair elections despite concerns

Sep. 15, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is taking measures to close loopholes and conduct fair elections despite attempts to compromise the upcoming polls, the head of Iraq’s electoral commission said. Judge Jaleel Adnan Khalaf, chairman of the Iraqi Independent High Electoral...

Election probe email raises security concerns in Wisconsin

Sep. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An email signed by the leader of a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin sent to county clerks on Monday raised security concerns about its authenticity and what measures would be taken to protect sensitive information...

Frontrunner to replace Merkel on defensive in TV debate

Sep. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In the second of three pre-election debates, the frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor faced tough questions Sunday over whether his ministry had a role in obstructing money-laundering probes. Olaf Scholz of the center-left Social...