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Trump is not immune from prosecution in his 2020 election interference case, US appeals court says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump can face trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, rejecting the former president’s claims that he is immune from prosecution. The decision marks the second time in as many months that judges have spurned Trump’s immunity arguments and held that…Read more

Virginia considers a major expansion of gambling by legalizing ‘skill games’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dueling legislative proposals in Virginia backed by different gambling companies would open the door for an expansion of slot-like betting machines in businesses such as truck stops, restaurants and convenience stores. At the center of the debate are “gray machines,” arcade-style games that look similar to slot machines but involve an…Read more

Maryland leaders propose juvenile justice bill to boost accountability

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s top political leaders unveiled legislation Wednesday meant to increase accountability for juvenile offenders and the adults who run the juvenile justice system, which one leading lawmaker said was struggling in an “abundance of confusion” without meaningful oversight. Democratic Gov. Wes Moore gathered with leaders of the General Assembly, which is…Read more

Revenge porn bill backed by former candidate Susanna Gibson advances

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that cleared an early hurdle Wednesday in the Virginia House of Delegates would broaden the state’s revenge porn law by adding a new category of “sexual” images that would be unlawful to disseminate. Democratic Del. Irene Shin, the bill’s sponsor, said the measure would build on the General Assembly’s…Read more

Inflation has slowed. Now the Federal Reserve faces expectations for rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell will enter this week’s Federal Reserve meeting in a much more desirable position than he likely ever expected: Inflation is getting close to the Fed’s target rate, the economy is still growing at a healthy pace, consumers keep spending and the unemployment rate is near a half-century low. A year ago, most economists had…Read more

Republican National Committee pulls resolution declaring Trump as the ‘presumptive 2024 nominee’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican National Committee has pulled a resolution to consider declaring Donald Trump the party’s “presumptive 2024 nominee” before he formally clinches the requisite number of delegates, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. News of the withdrawal came shortly after Trump posted on his Truth Social site that, while he “greatly”…Read more

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Trump is not immune from prosecution in his 2020 election interference case, US appeals court says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump can face trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, rejecting the former president’s claims that he is immune from prosecution. The decision marks the second time in as many months that judges have spurned Trump’s immunity arguments and held that…Continue Reading

Senators release a border and Ukraine deal but the House speaker declares it ‘dead on arrival’

Senators release a border and Ukraine deal but the House speaker declares it ‘dead on arrival’

Senators on Sunday released a highly anticipated $118 billion package that pairs border enforcement policy with wartime aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, but it quickly ran into a wall of opposition from top House Republicans, including Speaker Mike Johnson.Continue Reading

Virginia considers a major expansion of gambling by legalizing ‘skill games’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dueling legislative proposals in Virginia backed by different gambling companies would open the door for an expansion of slot-like betting machines in businesses such as truck stops, restaurants and convenience stores. At the center of the debate are “gray machines,” arcade-style games that look similar to slot machines but involve an…Continue Reading

AP-NORC poll finds an uptick in positive ratings of the US economy, but it’s not boosting Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stocks are near record highs. Growth was surprisingly strong last year. And once-hot inflation has begun to cool. But so far, U.S. adults are feeling only slightly better about the economy. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 35% of U.S. adults call the national economy…Continue Reading

Maryland leaders propose juvenile justice bill to boost accountability

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s top political leaders unveiled legislation Wednesday meant to increase accountability for juvenile offenders and the adults who run the juvenile justice system, which one leading lawmaker said was struggling in an “abundance of confusion” without meaningful oversight. Democratic Gov. Wes Moore gathered with leaders of the General Assembly, which is…Continue Reading

Revenge porn bill backed by former candidate Susanna Gibson advances

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that cleared an early hurdle Wednesday in the Virginia House of Delegates would broaden the state’s revenge porn law by adding a new category of “sexual” images that would be unlawful to disseminate. Democratic Del. Irene Shin, the bill’s sponsor, said the measure would build on the General Assembly’s…Continue Reading

Inflation has slowed. Now the Federal Reserve faces expectations for rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell will enter this week’s Federal Reserve meeting in a much more desirable position than he likely ever expected: Inflation is getting close to the Fed’s target rate, the economy is still growing at a healthy pace, consumers keep spending and the unemployment rate is near a half-century low. A year ago, most economists had…Continue Reading

Republican National Committee pulls resolution declaring Trump as the ‘presumptive 2024 nominee’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican National Committee has pulled a resolution to consider declaring Donald Trump the party’s “presumptive 2024 nominee” before he formally clinches the requisite number of delegates, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. News of the withdrawal came shortly after Trump posted on his Truth Social site that, while he “greatly”…Continue Reading

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