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Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

Apr. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year. The complaint, filed Thursday in Lynchburg Circuit Court, alleges...

Hunger-striking Navalny describes threats to force-feed him

Apr. 16, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been on hunger strike since March 31, on Friday described threats to force-feed him, using “straitjacket and other pleasures.” In an Instagram post, Navalny said an official told him that a...

Kosovo doctors protest colleague's arrest, suspension

Apr. 16, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar doctors on Friday threatened to take action in support of a colleague who was arrested for refusing to treat a patient after working hours. Police reported that pulmonologist Ibrahim Hoti was detained a day earlier and local health...

Judge: Former mayor can run again despite federal conviction

Apr. 15, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Two candidates who have been convicted on corruption charges want to be mayor of the suburban New York village of Spring Valley, but a judge ruled that only one is eligible to run. Wednesday's ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Paul Marx...

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Apr. 15, 2021 03:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main nuclear enrichment site. ...

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Apr. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Mystikal, convicted almost two decades ago of sexual battery and recently cleared of a second allegation of rape and kidnapping, acknowledges his past puts him in a “horrible fraternity.” But the rapper says he’s ready to move on from the sexually-charged songs of his...

Man charged with making violent threats against US judge

Apr. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A southern Illinois man is accused in U.S. District Court of threatening the life of a federal judge in Chicago, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Joshua Farner, 35, of Marion is facing two counts of mailing threats and one count of threatening to...

Rome judge orders arrest of Vatican suspect in London deal

Apr. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge ordered the arrest Monday of an Italian businessman living in London who is a prime suspect in the Vatican’s two-year investigation into the Holy See’s 350-million-euro ($416 million) investment in a London real estate venture. Judge Corrado...

Louisiana man charged after threating violence over eviction

Apr. 11, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — A northeast Louisiana man has been charged with terrorizing after he threatened to blow up houses and shoot police if a landlord tried to evict him. The News Star of Monroe reports 52-year-old Willie James Henderson Jr. was...

NYPD: Man menaced, made anti-Asian remark to undercover cop

Apr. 10, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man is facing hate crime charges after police said he made threats and anti-Asian American remarks — to an undercover officer assigned to a hate crimes task force. Juvian Rodriguez, 35, was arrested Friday afternoon after the alleged...