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Contributions pour into partisan funds for legislators

Oct. 13, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political donations are pouring into special campaign-related funds for New Mexico state legislators in a nonelection year. The Brian Egolf Speakers Fund that bears the name of the Democratic House speaker on Tuesday reported contributions of just...

Nevada election official to keep tax measures on 2022 ballot

Oct. 12, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top election official is challenging the status of two ballot measures that the state's largest teacher’s union promised to withdraw after successfully using them as bargaining chips and pressuring legislators to boost education funding. ...

Doc tells story of La. man convicted by non-unanimous jury

Oct. 09, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — For more than 120 years, Louisiana has been an outlier among states allowing people to be convicted of serious offenses without the unanimous consent of a jury. Brandon Jackson, 49, from Shreveport, is one of those people. Now, a new collaboration...

Russia marks 15th anniversary of Politkovskaya's killing

Oct. 07, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Colleagues of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya on Thursday sharply criticized the Russian authorities for failing to track down the mastermind of her killing 15 years ago, saying the official inquiry has effectively fizzled. Politkovskaya, who won...

US poised to sue contractors who don't report cyber breaches

Oct. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is poised to sue government contractors and other companies who receive U.S. government grants if they fail to report breaches of their computer systems or misrepresent their cybersecurity practices, the department's No. 2 official said Wednesday. ...

Missouri high court weighs taxation-by-citation law

Oct. 06, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Supreme Court on Wednesday once again weighed the constitutionality of a law against taxation-by-citation, one of few measures passed by state lawmakers in response to massive protests against police violence in Ferguson. Judges...

Force expert: Rittenhouse decisions to shoot were reasonable

Oct. 05, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man who shot three people during a protest over police brutality in Wisconsin last year was justified because the men confronted him and two of them tried to wrestle his gun away, a use-of-force expert called by the defense testified at a pretrial hearing...

Minneapolis cop who killed 911 caller resentenced Oct. 21

Oct. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home will be resentenced later this month on a lesser charge, after the Minnesota Supreme Court threw out his murder conviction. ...

Court: Giant e-school cannot appeal Ohio board's $60M order

Oct. 05, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio school board's order requiring a giant, now-defunct online charter school to repay the state $60 million over inflated enrollment figures is final and cannot be appealed, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision, the court...

Trump faces deadline for questioning in defamation suit

Oct. 04, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump now has a Dec. 23 deadline to undergo questioning in a former “Apprentice” contestant's defamation lawsuit over what he said in denying her sexual assault allegations, a court said Monday. The new deadline for Trump's...