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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...

A key witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial is recanting his testimony, court documents show

Feb. 28, 2024 00:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As the star witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial, Jason Autry spoke in a calm, deliberative manner as an attentive jury listened to him recreate the day the kidnapped Tennessee nursing student was wrapped in a blanket, placed in the back of a pickup truck, driven to a...

A former Thai police chief will face charges for allegedly helping a Red Bull scion avoid justice

Feb. 28, 2024 00:13 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Thailand announced Tuesday they will indict a former national police chief on charges of impeding legal action against an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who was accused of killing a Bangkok police officer in a 2012 hit-and-run. Several...

Federal court dismisses case against Iowa governor's ban on school mask mandates

Feb. 27, 2024 22:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday dismissed a legal challenge to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ policy prohibiting schools from instituting mask requirements, which was brought by families of students with disabilities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...