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Owners of a Colorado funeral home where 190 decaying bodies were found are charged with COVID fraud

Apr. 15, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A couple who owned a Colorado funeral home where authorities last year discovered 190 decaying bodies were indicted on federal charges that they misspent nearly $900,000 in pandemic relief funds on vacations, cosmetic surgery, jewelry and other personal expenses, according to court...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...

Asbestos victim's dying words aired in wrongful death case against Buffet's railroad

Apr. 15, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Thomas Wells ran a half-marathon at age 60 and played recreational volleyball until he was 63. At 65 years old, doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. “I’m in great pain and alls I see is this...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, reversing lower courts

Apr. 15, 2024 17:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, reversing lower courts.

Members of self-proclaimed anti-government group ‘God’s Misfits’ held in killings of Kansas women

Apr. 15, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Kansas women who vanished as they tried to pick up children for a birthday party two weeks ago were killed over a custody dispute involving a group of anti-government Oklahomans calling themselves “God’s Misfits,” authorities said Monday. Their...

A key plank in Britain's plan to send migrants to Rwanda is set to become law

Apr. 15, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A key plank in the British government’s plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is expected to become law this week, but opponents plan new legal challenges that could keep deportation flights grounded. A bill aimed at overcoming a U.K. Supreme...

4 family members plead not guilty in abduction and abuse of a malnourished Iowa teen

Apr. 15, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four members of a rural Iowa family have pleaded not guilty in the abduction and abuse of an 18-year-old relative who had allegedly showed up at a hospital so badly beaten that his brain was bleeding and so malnourished that he weighed just 70 pounds (32 kilograms),...

Lawsuit asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down governor's 400-year veto

Apr. 15, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys with Wisconsin's largest business lobbying group asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to strike down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' use of a partial veto to lock in a school funding increase for the next 400 years. The Wisconsin...

The Civil War raged and fortune-seekers hunted for gold. This era produced Arizona's abortion ban

Apr. 15, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

As Union and Confederate armies clashed in a bloody fourth year of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln tasked one man to create the legal code for Arizona, almost 50 years before the territory became a state. New York judge William Thompson Howell wrote 500 pages that spanned...

Potential jurors called into courtroom for Trump's hush money case as 1st criminal trial of a former president begins

Apr. 15, 2024 14:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Potential jurors called into courtroom for Trump's hush money case as 1st criminal trial of a former president begins.