Administrator of Child Porn Chat Group Sentenced to 30 Years

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) — A Springfield man who was the administrator of an online chat group in which members shared images and videos of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Anthony Cotter was sentenced last week for receiving and distributing child pornography. Cotter admitted…

Sanders Barnstorming Country Ahead of Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent’s most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race.…

Pot Legalization Advocates Seek Foothold in Midwest States

By DAVID EGGERT ,  Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide…