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Colombia, Nicaragua present cases in long maritime dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and Nicaragua went before the International Court of Justice on Monday to present their arguments in a long running dispute over what the Nicaraguan government alleges are violations of its sovereignty in the western Caribbean. The case...

Texas doctor who defied state's new abortion ban is sued

Sep. 20, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him by filing a lawsuit — and by Monday, two people obliged. ...

Men suing Ohio State over doc's sex abuse want judge recused

Sep. 20, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the hundreds of men who sued Ohio State over its failure to stop sexual abuse by a team doctor are seeking the recusal of the federal judge overseeing the remaining unsettled cases after he disclosed this month that his wife’s business has ties with the...

Man charged with making threats against Dominican president

Sep. 20, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say made internet threats to kidnap, injure and kill Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader prior to the arrival of officials for this week's United Nations' proceedings was ordered held without bail on Monday as a danger to the community. ...

Ex-armored truck driver sentenced to 2 years in fake robbery

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A former armored truck driver admitted he staged a phony robbery with two others in Alabama was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday. Jonah Bessard, 26, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to the Jan. 5 scheme, according to WALA-TV. The...

Government resumes prosecution in deadly 'swatting' case

Sep. 20, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas gamer whose online dispute with another player sparked a deadly hoax call will have to face a jury after violating the terms of a diversion deal he made with prosecutors, a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren granted...

Supreme Court sets arguments in big abortion case

Sep. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in Mississippi’s bid to have the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion overturned. The court issued its arguments calendar for late November and early December on...

Feds `examining' shooting of Black man by Georgia trooper

Sep. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they are looking into the shooting death of a Black man by a Georgia state trooper, who tried to stop the motorist last year over a broken tail light. The family of Julian Lewis have been urging federal investigators...

Judge says he'll toss some of ex-mayor's fraud convictions

Sep. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said he planned to toss several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. ...

Wisconsin election investigator warns of subpoenas

Sep. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The retired conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election released a video Monday threatening to subpoena election officials who don't comply and saying the intent was not to overturn...