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Morrissey talks policy, says 'no scores to settle' in Senate

Sep. 16, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Joe Morrissey staged a primary challenge against Sen. Rosalyn Dance, he also faced off against the state's top Democratic leadership -- Gov. Ralph Northam, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe -- who supported the incumbent. Morrissey has been disbarred twice,...

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

Sep. 13, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing claimants from deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as the company tries to emerge from bankruptcy, the utility announced Friday. The utility said in a statement the...

Chief Justice: Drug courts failing to keep up with needs

Sep. 13, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's drug court program has failed to keep up with surging demand for its treatment services in a state grappling with addiction woes, the state's chief justice said Friday while signaling that he'll seek funding to expand the services. Testifying before a state legislative...

Judge facing ethics inquiry retires from Douglas County post

Sep. 12, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge facing a judicial ethics inquiry has retired from her juvenile court position in Douglas County. Judge Elizabeth Crnkovich told the Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday that retiring may seem like a last-minute decision, but it's something she's been thinking about since turning 65 in...

Hearing on request to move school gun case to juvenile court

Sep. 8, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys for a boy charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder for bringing guns to a junior high school in Gillette are asking that his case be moved to juvenile court. The boy, now 15, was charged as an adult and pleaded not guilty in March. The Gillette News Record...

Group of Polish lawmakers wants Donald Tusk in court

Sep. 6, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of Polish lawmakers said Friday former prime minister and current European Council President Donald Tusk should face a special court for allegedly failing to protect the nation's tax system from fraud. After a year of testimonies from former state officials, including from...

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 14, in Cleveland

Sep. 4, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in juvenile court for the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy at an abandoned apartment building in Cleveland. Cleveland police spokesman David Gallagher says officers responded Monday afternoon to a call from neighbors about...

Oregon Judicial Department hit by phishing attack

Aug. 29, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Personal information of more than 6,000 people became exposed in a phishing attack on the Oregon Judicial Department. The department said Thursday the attack occurred at 4:30 a.m. on July 15, resulting in email accounts of five users being compromised. The accounts were disabled within...

Separate sale of Wyoming, West Virginia coal mines approved

Aug. 29, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A coal company may sell two large Wyoming mines separately from one in West Virginia, a U.S. bankruptcy court has ruled in a development that added uncertainty to the possibility that the Wyoming mines might reopen soon. Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy originally sought to buy...

Prosecutors want Indiana boy, 15, tried as adult in slayings

Aug. 28, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors want to try a 15-year-old Indianapolis boy as an adult in last week's fatal shootings of two teenage siblings. The boy appeared in juvenile court Tuesday after Marion County prosecutors filed a delinquency petition charging him with two counts of murder and firearm charges....