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Former Iowa police chief sentenced to 5 years in prison in federal gun case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former small-town Iowa police chief has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for lying to authorities to acquire machine guns that prosecutors said he sold for his own profit. Former Adair Police Chief Brad Wendt was convicted in February of making false ...

Federal judge halts Mississippi law requiring age verification for websites

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked a Mississippi law that would require users of websites and other digital services to verify their age. The preliminary injunction by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden came the same day the ...

Appeals court allows part of Biden student loan repayment plan to go forward

By ANNIE MA AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. Education Department to move ahead with a plan to lower monthly payments for millions of student loan borrowers, putting on hold a ruling last week by a lower court. The ruling from the 10th ...

5 members of Georgia family killed when small plane crashes in New York

MASONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Five members of a family from Georgia who were visiting Cooperstown, New York, for a baseball tournament died when their small plane crashed in a rural, wooded area, authorities said Monday. The single-engine Piper PA-46 crashed around 2 p.m. Sunday after taking off ...