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Hong Kong publisher's national security trial postponed

Nov. 30, 2022 23:57 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The trial of a Hong Kong newspaper publisher who was arrested in a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement was postponed Thursday after the territory's leader asked China to effectively block him from hiring a British defense lawyer. Jimmy Lai, 74, faces a possible...

LAPD seeks Reddit search warrant over leaked council remarks

Nov. 30, 2022 21:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have sought a search warrant for the Reddit website as they try to identify the person who leaked a racist discussion between Los Angeles City Council members and a powerful labor leader, causing a scandal that has rocked the community and shaken faith in its lawmakers....

Judge OKs federal intervention in struggling water system

Nov. 30, 2022 18:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has won a federal judge's approval to carry out a rare intervention to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday, months after the system's partial failure. ...

2 killed in small plane crash in Torrance

Nov. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed during a landing at a Los Angeles-area a airport on Wednesday, killing two people on board, authorities said. The single-engine Arion Lightning went down at about 11 a.m. as the pilot tried to land at Torrance Municipal...

Judge bemoans NYC's bike hazard in 'Gone Girl' actor's death

Nov. 30, 2022 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge decried New York City’s problems with electric and gas-powered bikes on Wednesday as he sentenced the electric scooter rider who crashed into “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes to one to three years in prison for his manslaughter conviction. Brian Boyd, 27,...

Deep South tornado outbreak: 2 dead from twister in the dark

Nov. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A twister roaring out of the darkness smashed through a small Alabama community early Wednesday during an outbreak of tornadoes across the Deep South, killing a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son on a street where generations of one family lived. One...

Every vote counts: Connecticut race decided by 1 vote

Nov. 30, 2022 17:16 PM EST

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — They say every vote counts. In one Connecticut town, it really did. A race for a seat in the state Legislature has been decided by a single vote. Nearly 10,600 ballots were cast in the race between Republican Tony Morrison and Democrat Christopher Poulos...

Judge: GOP head can't share lawyers with other fake electors

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The chairman of the Georgia Republican Party cannot share lawyers with 10 other fake electors in matters related to a special grand jury investigation into possible illegal meddling in the 2020 election in the state, a judge ruled Wednesday. The special grand jury...

Ohio court rejects city cable fees for streaming services

Nov. 30, 2022 16:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The streaming services Netflix and Hulu are not video service providers that would have to pay local governments in Ohio the same fees levied on cable operators, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case similar to lawsuits filed by hundreds of other municipalities...

Deal finalized to divide Rams settlement money in St. Louis

Nov. 30, 2022 15:55 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A plan to divide more than a half-billion dollars in settlement money for the departure of the NFL's Rams from St. Louis received final approval Wednesday. The board of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Authority, which owns the domed stadium where the...