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Supreme Court won't halt Idaho's execution of Thomas Creech, who has spent 4 decades on death row

Feb. 28, 2024 11:17 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The hour of Thomas Eugene Creech’s death has been set, and it is rapidly approaching. The 73-year-old serial killer, one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates, spent time with his wife Tuesday evening and ate a last meal including fried chicken,...

ICC awards $56 million in reparations to thousands of victims of convicted Ugandan rebel commander

Feb. 28, 2024 11:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday granted reparations of more than 52 million euros ($56 million) to thousands of victims of a convicted commander in the shadowy Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army. The nearly 50,000...

'What NIL stands for: Now it’s legal': Ruling frees booster-backed groups to negotiate with recruits

Feb. 28, 2024 10:55 AM EST

Forced into yet another courtroom to defend its amateur model of athletics, the NCAA insisted that shelving its rules against name, image and likeness compensation being offered to recruits would make a difficult situation across the country even more chaotic. The NCAA lost that...

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to a Trump-era ban on a gun accessory known as bump stocks

Feb. 28, 2024 09:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory used in a Las Vegas massacre that was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. A Texas gun shop owner argues the Trump administration didn’t follow...

Prince Harry wasn't unfairly stripped of UK security detail after he moved to the US, a judge rules

Feb. 28, 2024 08:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry 's fight for publicly funded protection was rejected Wednesday by a London judge who said the U.K. government didn't act irrationally in deciding to strip him of security privileges after he quit his role working as a member of the royal family and moved to the U.S. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Feb. 28, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. February 26, 2024. Editorial: South Dakota Bill Seeks To Undercut Voters Again There’s a memorable line from the graphic novel (and movie) “V for Vendetta” that declares, “The people should not fear their governments; the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 28, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Winston-Salem Journal. February 21, 2024. Editorial: Forever together: The legacy of Henry and Shirley Frye is now cast in stone In a time when hardly anyone can seem to agree on anything, we double-dog dare you to find one person who opposes the newly erected statues...

Senegalese leaders propose June elections after court rejects president's 10 month delay

Feb. 28, 2024 07:06 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A group of Senegalese civic and religious leaders proposed holding elections in early June, the first new date offered since the president attempted to push elections back to the end of the year. President Macky Sall who faces term limits at the end of his...

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer asks judge to reject 100-year recommended sentence

Feb. 28, 2024 02:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer said Tuesday that a suggested 100-year prison sentence for the FTX founder by an arm of the court is “grotesque” and “barbaric” and at most a term of a few years behind bars is appropriate for cryptocurrency crimes that the California man still...

Barbuda residents win appeal to protect land from development in potential precedent for Caribbean

Feb. 28, 2024 01:17 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A top court in London ruled Tuesday that two residents of the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda have the right to challenge construction of an airstrip that critics say endangers fragile ecosystems and was begun without any permits. The ruling by the...