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Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Oct. 20, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. ...

Ruling: Agency must identify workers to be used as witnesses

Oct. 19, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An appellate court has ruled that federal officials don't have to identify all the employees of an Arizona company who provided information in a Fair Labor Standards Act case but must identify those who will be trial witnesses for the government. A 9th...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Oct. 19, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. ...

Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The unions argue that the Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad should have...

Grand jury will get case of man threatening to kill senators

Oct. 19, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones. U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott A....

Southwest: We won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave

Oct. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will let unvaccinated employees keep working past early December instead of putting them on unpaid leave if they apply for an exemption on medical or religious grounds. Federal contractors — including major U.S. airlines – face a...

No sentence reduction for man convicted in 2015 Texas attack

Oct. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce the 30-year prison sentence for an Arizona man convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas, even though one of his convictions was dismissed after it was discovered the FBI had withheld...

Silverton man gets 25 years for child rape

Oct. 19, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Silverton man convicted of raping a child was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday. The Statesman Journal reports a jury found Mauricio Barba Duran guilty of first-degree rape and sodomy in Polk County Circuit Court following a four-day trial,...

Trump aims to countersue sex assault accuser who sued him

Oct. 19, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump wants to countersue a former “Apprentice” contestant who accused him of defaming her when he denied her sexual assault allegations. Saying that Trump is being harassed to keep him from speaking freely, his lawyer asked...

Jury acquits woman accused in attack on Wisconsin lawmaker

Oct. 19, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a woman accused of sparking an attack on a Wisconsin state senator who was filming a Black Lives Matter protest outside the Capitol last year. Kerida O’Reilly, 34, of Madison, was found not guilty of felony substantial...