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Colorado laws that add 3-day wait period to buy guns and open paths to sue gun industry take effect

Sep. 30, 2023 01:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When two Colorado gun control laws take effect Sunday, purchasing a firearm will require a three-day waiting period — meant to curtail suicide attempts and shootings — and gun violence victims will have an easier path toward filing lawsuits against the firearm industry. ...

Prosecutor in Hunter Biden case cut a contentious path in Baltimore

Sep. 30, 2023 00:12 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Before being assigned to investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Leo Wise built a reputation in Baltimore as a tough and hard-charging federal prosecutor, taking on powerful, and seemingly untouchable, figures — whether a gang of corrupt cops, a police commissioner, a top...

Group of homeless people sues Portland, Oregon, over new daytime camping ban

Sep. 29, 2023 20:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of homeless people in Portland, Oregon, filed a class action lawsuit on Friday challenging new restrictions the city placed on daytime camping in an attempt to address safety issues stemming from a crisis of people living on the streets. The lawsuit...

Bail bondsman charged alongside Trump in Georgia pleads guilty, becoming first defendant to do so

Sep. 29, 2023 18:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A bail bondsman charged alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others in the Georgia election interference case pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Friday, becoming the first defendant to accept a plea deal with prosecutors. As part of the deal, Scott...

Backers of North Dakota congressional age limits sue over out-of-state petitioner ban

Sep. 29, 2023 18:39 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of a proposed ballot measure for congressional age limits in North Dakota are suing to be able to use out-of-state petition circulators to gather signatures. The initiative’s push comes amid age-related concerns for federal officeholders. U.S....

South Carolina inmates want executions paused while new lethal injection method is studied

Sep. 29, 2023 18:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for six death row inmates out of appeals in South Carolina are asking the state Supreme Court to give full consideration to the state's new lethal injection rules as well as the electric chair and firing squad before restarting executions after an unintended 12-year...

Dad who won appeal in college admissions bribery case gets 6 months home confinement for tax offense

Sep. 29, 2023 18:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Staples Inc. executive whose fraud and bribery convictions in the sprawling college admissions cheating scandal were thrown out by an appeals court was sentenced on Friday to six months of home confinement for a tax offense. John Wilson, 64, of Lynnfield,...

Senate confirms Mississippi US Attorney, putting him in charge of welfare scandal prosecution

Sep. 29, 2023 17:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed a U.S. attorney in Mississippi who will oversee the largest public corruption case in the state’s history. President Joe Biden nominated Todd Gee for the post overseeing the Southern District of Mississippi in September...

Baltimore Archdiocese files for bankruptcy before new law on abuse lawsuits takes effect

Sep. 29, 2023 17:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Archdiocese of Baltimore on Friday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization days before a new state law goes into effect removing the statute of limitations on child sex abuse claims and allowing victims to sue their abusers decades after the fact. The...

Bail bondsman charged with Trump and 17 others in Georgia election case becomes first defendant to take plea deal

Sep. 29, 2023 16:16 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Bail bondsman charged with Trump and 17 others in Georgia election case becomes first defendant to take plea deal.