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Biden administration says 'Remain in Mexico' policy is over

Aug. 09, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, hours after a judge lifted an order in effect since December that it be reinstated. The timing had...

Rapper Fetty Wap jailed after alleged FaceTime death threat

Aug. 09, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Fetty Wap was jailed Monday after, prosecutors say, he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a pending federal drug conspiracy case. Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, told the man,...

Appeals court restores death sentence for family's death

Aug. 08, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday restored the death sentence of a bank robber convicted of killing his best friend, his friend’s fiancée and their three children. In a 32-page opinion, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a...

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Aug. 08, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than...

Judge considers whether to block Georgia abortion law again

Aug. 08, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is considering whether Georgia officials should once again be prohibited from enforcing the state's restrictive abortion law while a legal challenge against it is pending. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney heard arguments Monday from lawyers...

Lawyer: Giuliani won't testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe

Aug. 08, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month...

Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he will not call a special legislative session to try to enact a 12-week abortion ban because the measure doesn't have enough votes to break a filibuster. Ricketts — a Republican who has said he wants to ban...

Woman sentenced as teen to life in prison set to be paroled

Aug. 08, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman sentenced to life in prison as a 16-year-old is scheduled to be released from prison next month, a corrections spokesman said Monday. Amy Lee Black, convicted of killing a Muskegon County man in 1990, is set to be paroled from the...

PGA Tour says players knew consequences of joining LIV Golf

Aug. 08, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

The PGA Tour asked a federal judge in San Francisco to deny the appeal of three suspended players who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf and now want to compete in the tour's lucrative postseason, arguing the players knew the consequences two months ago. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson...

US obtains warrant to seize $90M jet of Russian oligarch

Aug. 08, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge authorized the United States on Monday to seize a $90 million jet belonging to a Russian oligarch in a continuing effort to diminish the financial pillars of the Russian government after its invasion of Ukraine. The effort to seize Andrei Skoch’s private...