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North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

Nov. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every...

Bosnian immigrant gets 8 years for supporting terrorists

Nov. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Bosnian immigrant living in St. Louis County has been sentenced to eight years in prison and will be deported for raising money to support terrorists. A federal judge sentenced 45-year-old Ramiz Zijad Hodzic on Thursday. He pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to provide material...

Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for his tax returns, in test of president’s ability to defy investigations

Nov. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for his tax returns, in test of president’s ability to defy investigations.

Man sentenced for buying marijuana with intent to distribute

Nov. 14, 2019 5:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man who authorities say bought a kilogram of marijuana in Maine to distribute to his friends in Vermont has been sentenced to probation and fined. The Sun Journal reports that a federal judge sentenced 71-year-old Charles Caliri, of Woodstock, to three years probation and...

After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again

Nov. 14, 2019 5:05 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted the crew towing in the body of a gray whale. His shop class worked to clean the bones and reassemble the skeleton, which hangs in a tribal...

Man gets life in prison in kidnapping of 8-year-old in Texas

Nov. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl as she walked with her mother along a Texas street has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge sentenced 51-year-old Michael Webb on Thursday in Fort Worth. A jury convicted him in September. Webb admitted to the FBI that...

Mississippi man gets 30 years for producing child porn

Nov. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 46-year-old Mississippi man to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, in a news release, said Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Dannie Curlee Jr., of Picayune, on Thursday to the maximum...

Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from both parties about his record on immigration, race, women's equality and LGBTQ rights. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, was confirmed by a 51-41...

Gas company to appeal pipeline rejection to Supreme Court

Nov. 14, 2019 3:04 PM EST

WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — A gas company whose bid to build a natural gas pipeline through parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey was rejected in court says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The PennEast Pipeline Company said Thursday it would file its appeal by a February deadline. In September, a...