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Today in History: April 2, Pope John Paul II dies

Apr. 02, 2023 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2023. There are 273 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 2, 2005, Pope John Paul II died in his Vatican apartment at age 84. On this date: ...

Arizona governor must appear in court on pause of executions

Apr. 01, 2023 18:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has been ordered to appear in court Thursday in her efforts to halt pending executions. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Frank Moskowitz said late Friday that Hobbs and Ryan Thornell, the state's prison director, must show up to explain...

Arizona man convicted of killing 4 people in Minnesota

Apr. 01, 2023 17:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man has been convicted of killing four people in Minnesota and then leaving their bodies in an abandoned SUV in a Wisconsin cornfield. Antoine Suggs, 39, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was found guilty Friday of four counts of second-degree murder in the September...

Doomsday plot? After 3 years, slain kids' mom to stand trial

Apr. 01, 2023 08:35 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It has been more than three years since police announced that two kids were missing from a rural eastern Idaho town, and each twist in the grim investigation has seemed stranger than the last. Their mother claimed to be a deity, her estranged husband wrote in...

AP sources: Trump facing at least 1 felony charge in NY case

Apr. 01, 2023 02:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is facing multiple charges of falsifying business records, including at least one felony offense, in the indictment handed down by a Manhattan grand jury, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday. He will...

Federal judge temporarily blocks Tennessee's anti-drag law

Mar. 31, 2023 23:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked Tennessee’s first-in-the-nation law placing strict limits on drag shows just hours before it was set to go into effect, siding with a group that filed a lawsuit claiming the statute violates the First Amendment. ...

New Mexico court vacates convictions against ex-tax chief

Mar. 31, 2023 21:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Court of Appeals vacated on Friday two felony convictions for embezzlement against a former secretary of the state Taxation and Revenue Department because a yearslong prosecution extended beyond the statute of limitations. The court's order on a...

Chinese businessman seeks bail in $1 billion fraud case

Mar. 31, 2023 19:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a wealthy self-exiled Chinese businessman who developed ties to Trump administration figures including Steve Bannon are seeking bail for him two weeks after his arrest, saying other defendants accused of massive frauds like Bernard Madoff and Sam Bankman-Fried were...

Video of Colorado nightclub attack kept out of public view

Mar. 31, 2023 19:24 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Surveillance footage capturing the attack at a Colorado gay nightclub that left five people dead and 17 others wounded will not be made public until it is presented at trial, a judge ruled Friday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys had argued that...

GOP donor convicted in Minnesota sex trafficking trial

Mar. 31, 2023 18:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A formerly well-connected GOP donor was convicted Friday of enticing teenage girls with gifts, cash and money in exchange for sex. A federal jury found Anton “Tony” Lazzaro, 32, guilty of seven counts involving “commercial sex acts” with five girls ages...