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Conservative group sues Ohio elections board over video ban

Jul. 23, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative group known for its use of undercover sting videos has sued Ohio's election board, alleging it enforced an unconstitutional state law banning the use of such videos in campaigns. At issue are videos that the group, Project Veritas, says it made by secretly recording...

Jury: Bar, landowner responsible in drunken driving death

Jul. 23, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A jury says a now defunct West Virginia bar and the company that owned the land under the bar are mostly responsibly in a drunken driving death. The Journal of Martinsburg reported Tuesday that Dirty Dawg Saloon LLC was found to be 48% responsible for the death of 26-year-old Chad...

Wray's testimony could be preview for Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is...

Tax return preparer pleads guilty to trying to defraud IRS

Jul. 23, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on Monday that Garvey Imhotep of Raleigh conspired with others to file false tax returns for the tax years 2011 through 2014....

Troubled New Mexico city faces racial discrimination lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city plagued by lawsuits and a mayor whose home was raided in connection with a bid-rigging investigation is facing another lawsuit. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a former Las Vegas, New Mexico, deputy police chief recently filed a federal racial...

Ready to fight, Trump says he'll watch 'a little' of Mueller

Jul. 23, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He won't watch. Well, maybe just a little bit. President Donald Trump on Monday feigned indifference to Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony, an eyebrow-raising claim for a media-obsessed president who has been concerned for months about the potential impact of the former...

Virginia school's transgender bathroom ban is back in court

Jul. 23, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to continue fighting against his former high school's transgender bathroom policy. A federal judge in Norfolk will hear arguments over whether the Gloucester...

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Jul. 22, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to...

In NYC beset by crime, Morgenthau was made-for-TV prosecutor

Jul. 22, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam...

The Latest: Judiciary Democrats to hold mock Mueller hearing

Jul. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold a mock hearing behind closed doors Tuesday as they prepare for former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before...