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MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply

Feb. 08, 2023 21:43 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 with a Russian...

Texas man pleads guilty in racist 2019 Walmart attack

Feb. 08, 2023 20:54 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime and weapons charges in the racist attack at an El Paso Walmart in 2019, which prosecutors say was preceded by the gunman posting an online screed that warned of a “Hispanic invasion." Patrick...

Tyre Nichols documents: Officer never explained stop to him

Feb. 08, 2023 20:42 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The officer who pulled Tyre Nichols from his car before police fatally beat him never explained why he was being stopped, newly released documents show, and emerging reports from Memphis residents suggest that was common. The Memphis Police Department...

Texas executes inmate for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998

Feb. 08, 2023 20:34 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago was executed on Wednesday, the sixth inmate to be put to death in the U.S. this year and the second in as many days. John Balentine, 54, whose...

'Ear Hustle' podcast co-host is free from San Quentin prison

Feb. 08, 2023 20:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-host of "Ear Hustle," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast produced behind bars, was released from San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted his sentence. Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, 52, left the lockup...

AG's Office defends lawmaker use of ‘legislative privilege’

Feb. 08, 2023 20:10 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State lawmakers can refuse to provide certain records to the public, the Washington Attorney General's office says in court filings. Documents filed this week in response to a lawsuit over the issue say, “Defendants are immune from being required to produce...

Minnesota woman convicted of killing 6-year-old son

Feb. 08, 2023 20:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman who asked a store clerk for ammunition that would “blow the biggest hole" was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting her 6-year-old son just 10 days after regaining full custody of him, in a case that raised questions about the conduct of child welfare...

Win in court doesn't assure more Pennsylvania school funding

Feb. 08, 2023 19:52 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is the latest state where the public school funding system was found to be unconstitutional, but the experience in other states suggests there's no guarantee of swift, significant or longstanding change for the poorer school districts that sued in hopes of...

Inmate who claimed his trial was marred by racial bias has been executed in Texas for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998

Feb. 08, 2023 19:52 PM EST
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Inmate who claimed his trial was marred by racial bias has been executed in Texas for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998.

Residents can return after air deemed safe from derailment

Feb. 08, 2023 18:51 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Evacuated residents can return to the Ohio village where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line now that monitors show no dangerous levels in the air, authorities said Wednesday. ...