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New York AG says she’ll seize Donald Trump’s property if he can’t pay $454 million civil fraud debt

Feb. 22, 2024 00:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t pay his staggering New York civil fraud penalty. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the amount is going up $87,502 each day until he pays. New York Attorney...

Going on 30 years, an education funding dispute returns to the North Carolina Supreme Court

Feb. 22, 2024 00:09 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longstanding education funding litigation is returning to North Carolina's highest court hardly a year after a majority of justices — all Democrats — agreed that taxpayer money could be moved to spend on addressing schooling inequities statewide without the express...

Alabama hospital puts pause on IVF in wake of ruling saying frozen embryos are children

Feb. 21, 2024 23:27 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's largest hospital paused in vitro fertilization treatments Wednesday as providers and patients across the state scrambled to assess the impact of a court ruling that said frozen embryos are the legal equivalent of children. The University of Alabama...

A family friend is charged with murder in the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 23:17 PM EST

A family friend accused of killing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was supposed to take the Texas girl to her school bus stop when they left her home in his vehicle nearly a week before authorities found her body in a river, according to court documents released Wednesday. A large rock...

Taekwondo instructor charged with murder in the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy's parents

Feb. 21, 2024 22:14 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A taekwondo instructor was charged from his hospital bed Thursday with three counts of murder for the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents in Sydney. Lawyers for Kwang Kyung Yoo, 49, appeared on his behalf in the Parramatta Local Court hearing, but...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

WikiLeaks’ Assange faces wait to find out whether he can challenge extradition to the US

Feb. 21, 2024 19:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't find out until next month at the earliest whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S. on spying charges, or if his long legal battle in Britain has run out of road. Two High Court judges said Wednesday they would take time...

What's the latest in the investigation of the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade?

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the men charged in a Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory celebration shooting that left one person dead and around two dozen others injured had recently come off probation for pulling out a gun during a dispute over a basketball game. Lyndell Mays,...

Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that's a major source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. ...

How an Alabama court ruling that frozen embryos are children could affect IVF

Feb. 21, 2024 19:27 PM EST

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, raising concerns about how the decision could affect in vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF. The decision issued in wrongful death cases brought by couples who had frozen...