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1/6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

Jun. 29, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump’s relentless efforts to overturn the 2020 election — and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol bent on achieving his goal. But the big...

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

Jun. 29, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades. Through tears and anger, several of Kelly's...

Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

Jun. 29, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court...

Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

Jun. 29, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden. Eighty-five percent of U.S....

High court noon: Jackson to be sworn in as Breyer retires

Jun. 29, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three months after she won confirmation to the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson is officially becoming a justice. Jackson, 51, will be sworn as the court's 116th justice Thursday, just as the man she is replacing, Justice Stephen Breyer, retires. ...

Toll now at 53 in San Antonio as families wait for answers

Jun. 29, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the chaotic minutes after dozens of migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer sweltering under the Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, a Mexican immigration official said Wednesday. The driver along with...

EXPLAINER: Abortion ruling sparks wave of new legal issues

Jun. 29, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

The Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade has set off a frenzy of activity in courthouses around the country, with judges asked to decide when or if state-imposed bans or other far-reaching restrictions on abortion can go into effect. Some of the disputes involve bans that have...

A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

Jun. 29, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to...

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest

Jun. 29, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years...

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Jun. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a judge who said fraud had become “a way of...

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Health, public safety secretaries confirmed by NC Senate

Jun. 29, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's most recent Cabinet replacements were confirmed unanimously by the state Senate on Wednesday. The chamber voted separately to confirm Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley — the first openly gay...

Defense rests in corruption trial of Delaware state auditor

Jun. 29, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness declined to testify Wednesday as the defense rested its case in her criminal corruption trial. “I am confident that my team has conveyed reasonable doubt, so no thank you, your honor,” McGuiness told Superior Court Judge...

Judge ends Trump contempt order after lengthy legal fight

Jun. 29, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of court, a New York judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Arthur Engoron, who declared the former president in contempt on April 25 for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York’s attorney general, said he has now...

Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

Jun. 29, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. Amazon's limit, which temporarily caps purchase of the contraceptives at three...

Sheriff: Beacon led team to man mauled by grizzly in Wyoming

Jun. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A distress signal initially thought to be from a crashed aircraft led searchers to a backpacker who'd been mauled by a grizzly bear in a remote Wyoming wilderness, according to sheriff's officials. No plane or helicopter had crashed but a crew preparing to...

EXPLAINER: Heat, humidity a perilous mix in immigrant deaths

Jun. 29, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

The combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-airconditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of immigrants were found dead, an expert said. Although it’s unclear how long the people had been inside the trailer, it...

6 months' home confinement for ex-USC coach in college scam

Jun. 29, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach who took bribes in exchange for helping unqualified kids into the school was sentenced Wednesday to six months in home confinement after cooperating with authorities investigating the college admissions scandal. ...

US agency to limit predator killing methods in Idaho

Jun. 29, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. agency responsible for killing wolves and other predators to prevent attacks on livestock has agreed to settle a lawsuit by completing an extensive environmental study on its methods in Idaho. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services also...

Toll now at 53 in San Antonio as families wait for answers

Jun. 29, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the chaotic minutes after dozens of migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer sweltering under the Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, a Mexican immigration official said Wednesday. The driver along with...

Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

Jun. 29, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court...