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EXPLAINER: How lawmakers are investigating the Jan. 6 riot

Oct. 19, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee tasked with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been ramping up its efforts in recent weeks, issuing subpoenas to nearly 20 individuals, including four of former President Donald Trump's advisers and associates. ...

Jury selection moving slow in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

Oct. 19, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys planned to resume questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery following a slow start and some admonishment from the judge to speed things along. The fatal shooting of...

Alex Murdaugh asks to leave jail after 5 days behind bars

Oct. 19, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh plan to ask a judge on Tuesday to grant bond for their client, who has spent five nights in jail following his second arrest in about a month. Murdaugh, whose wife and son were shot to...

Jan. 6 panel plans contempt vote as Trump sues over probe

Oct. 19, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump's allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit. Trump is aggressively...

Pot dispensary sues South Lake Tahoe over license revocation

Oct. 19, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A marijuana dispensary is suing the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, after the city council revoked its cannabis and businesses licenses for failing to open on time — a delay the business blames on the COVID-19 pandemic. Perfect Union SLT was...

Cochise County authorities investigate Mescal fatal shooting

Oct. 18, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MESCAL, Ariz. (AP) — Cochise County authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in the small city of Mescal. A 56-year-old man was shot Sunday afternoon in a family dispute, County sheriff’s officials said. They said Michael Schwestak went to a...

Trump files lawsuit to keep Jan. 6 documents from Congress

Oct. 18, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to a House committee investigating the attack, challenging President Joe Biden's initial decision to waive executive privilege. ...

ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii

Oct. 18, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union...

Federal judge rejects bid to block Oregon vaccine mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday denied a last-minute bid by more than three dozen state employees, health care providers and school staff to temporarily stop the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon rejected their...

Chicago officer shot in face on north side, suspect arrested

Oct. 18, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening after being shot in the face Monday afternoon, authorities said. The officer was shot in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the city's north side around 3:30 p.m., Chicago Fire...