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Appeals court says per-signature initiative ban illegal

May. 24, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 2017 law that makes it a crime to pay people for each signature they collect to qualify voter initiatives for the ballot violates the First Amendment and the first criminal case filed using the law must be dismissed, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The...

19 indicted in international drug money laundering scheme

May. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen people have been indicted in a complex money laundering scheme to move millions of dollars in drug proceeds from Colombian cartels through U.S. banks, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges brought in Massachusetts federal court are the result of a...

Trump's inaugural chair pleads not guilty to latest charges

May. 24, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the latest charges in an indictment accusing him of secretly working for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. Wealthy businessman Tom Barrack,...

Ex-forensic official loses bid to toss corpse abuse charges

May. 24, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss corpse abuse charges against a former state forensic investigator accused of improperly handling two bodies on separate occasions. The judge rejected defense arguments that the indictment against James Schaeffer-Patton...

Myanmar court gives go-ahead for Suu Kyi corruption trial

May. 24, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that a corruption trial for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and three political colleagues will continue after finding that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence for their indictment. Suu Kyi, who was forced from office when the...

Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton

May. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of how the Republican, who is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday, has...

Former Georgia insurance commissioner Oxendine indicted

May. 20, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia insurance commissioner has been indicted on federal charges related to an alleged health care scheme. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted John Oxendine on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to commit money...

Former Alabama sheriff pleads not guilty to federal charges

May. 19, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff who resigned last year rather than face an impeachment inquiry said he is innocent of federal charges that he used improper loans to pay personal expenses including gambling debts. Former Clarke County Sheriff William Ray Norris pleaded...

Prosecutors detail charges against Trump's inaugural chair

May. 19, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have spelled out more details of the allegations against the chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, who’s accused of secretly working as an agent for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. The...

Grand jury indicts white man accused of killing 10 Black people in Buffalo supermarket shooting on murder charge

May. 19, 2022 10:05 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Grand jury indicts white man accused of killing 10 Black people in Buffalo supermarket shooting on murder charge.