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Maine man faces up to 30 year sentence in PPP fraud case

Jul. 06, 2022 02:02 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud charges stemming from a Paycheck Protection Program application, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Department of Justice said the Skowhegan man obtained a $59,145 loan for his Bangor-based company using false...

Judges keeping Capitol riot trials in DC amid bias claims

Jul. 06, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some of the Washington, D.C., residents who reported for jury duty last month, a pro-Trump mob's assault on the U.S. Capitol felt like a personal attack. Ahead of a trial for a Michigan man charged in the riot, one prospective juror said a police officer...

Wisconsin court to rule on immunity in sex trafficking case

Jul. 05, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Supreme Court is set to decide Wednesday whether a sex trafficking victim accused of homicide can argue at trial that she was justified in killing the man who trafficked her, a ruling that could help define the extent of immunity for trafficking victims...

Ex-Hawaii senator sentenced to 40 months for taking bribes

Jul. 05, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Hawaii state senator was sentenced to 40 months in prison Tuesday for taking bribes in exchange for shaping legislation while in office. Former Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English, 55, pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud in February,...

Caribbean court finds anti-sodomy law unconstitutional

Jul. 05, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Caribbean court ruled Tuesday that a law in Antigua and Barbuda that criminalizes gay sex is unconstitutional. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court found that “the selection of an intimate partner is a private and a personal choice." ...

September hearing set in kidnapping, killing of Fernley teen

Jul. 05, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada judge said Tuesday she won't decide until September whether to proceed toward a trial in Lyon County on all the charges facing a man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager in March. Public defenders for Troy Driver filed a motion...

Feds sue over new Arizona citizenship proof law for voting

Jul. 05, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued Arizona over a new law requiring people who use a federal form to register to vote to provide additional proof of citizenship if they want to vote for president or using the state's popular vote-by-mail system. The law...

Inquest jury starts deliberations in woman's death by police

Jul. 05, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An inquest jury has started deliberations into the actions of two Seattle police officers who fatally shot a Black pregnant mother of four in her apartment. The jury will weigh responses of “Yes,” “No,” or “Unknown” to 123 questions relating to the...

Federal appeals court greenlights federal deportation policy

Jul. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal guidance prioritizing the deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk can be implemented, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue is a September directive from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

Judge orders Wisconsin investigator not to delete records

Jul. 05, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman not delete any records his office has compiled, even if they are not subject to an open records request. The order from Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost came a week...