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US journalist appears in court in Russia for second hearing on espionage charges that he denies

Jul. 18, 2024 05:49 AM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich appeared in court in Russia on Thursday for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny. The court said Gershkovich, 32, appeared for...

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges

Jul. 18, 2024 02:31 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges.

New Mexico governor cites 'dangerous intersection' of crime and homelessness, wants lawmakers to act

Jul. 18, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Citing what she calls the “dangerous intersection” of crime and homelessness, New Mexico's governor is calling on lawmakers to address stubbornly high crime rates as they convene Thursday for a special legislative session. In issuing her proclamation, Gov....

Alabama set to execute man for fatal shooting of a delivery driver during a 1998 robbery attempt

Jul. 18, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

A man convicted of killing a delivery driver who stopped for cash at an ATM to take his wife to dinner is facing scheduled execution Thursday night in Alabama. Keith Edmund Gavin, 64, is set to receive a lethal injection at a prison in southwest Alabama. He was convicted of capital...

'One screen, two movies': Conflicting conspiracy theories emerge from Trump shooting

Jul. 18, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former president is shot, the gunman quickly neutralized, and all of it is caught on camera. But for those who don't believe their eyes, that's just the start of the story. For some supporters of former President Donald Trump, the failure of the Secret Service...

Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied voting rights under attorney general's opinion

Jul. 17, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied the right to vote under an opinion from the state attorney general released Wednesday that says a law passed earlier this year restoring the voting rights of people convicted of felonies violates the Nebraska...

House Oversight panel subpoenas Secret Service director to testify on Trump assassination attempt

Jul. 17, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee issued a subpoena Wednesday to the Secret Service director compelling her to appear before the committee on Monday for what is scheduled to be the first congressional hearing into the attempted...

Delay of Texas death row inmate's execution has not been the norm for Supreme Court, experts say

Jul. 17, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez had spent some of the hours leading up to his scheduled execution Tuesday evening talking with his wife and attorney before being eventually transferred to a holding cell at the state prison in Huntsville to await his lethal injection. ...

Thousands of Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied voting rights under attorney general's opinion

Jul. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied voting rights under attorney general's opinion.

Democrats consider expelling Menendez from the Senate after conviction in bribery trial

Jul. 17, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez has shown no sign he will voluntarily resign from the Senate following his conviction on bribery charges, leaving Democratic senators contemplating an expulsion effort to force him from office. While Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has six...