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Karen Read back in court after murder case of Boston police officer boyfriend ended in mistrial

Jul. 22, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Karen Read returns to court Monday for the first time since her murder case involving her Boston police officer boyfriend ended in a mistrial. Read is accused of ramming into John O’Keefe with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowstorm in January 2022. Her...

Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says 'we failed'

Jul. 22, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said Monday that her agency failed in its mission to protect former President Donald Trump during a highly contentious congressional hearing with lawmakers of both major political parties demanding she resign over security failures that...

Defamation suit against Fox News by head of dismantled disinformation board tossed by federal judge

Jul. 22, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

A defamation suit against Fox News by a government official who served on a short-lived U.S. government media disinformation board was dismissed Monday by a federal judge. The lawsuit from Nina Jankowicz alleged that Fox had defamed her on numerous occasions, leading to waves of...

US-Russian journalist convicted in a rapid, secret trial, gets 6 1/2 years in prison, court says

Jul. 22, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

A court has convicted Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, of spreading false information about the Russian army and sentenced her to 6½ years in prison after a secret trial, court records and officials said Monday. ...

A man on death row for a 1998 murder asks Utah's parole board for mercy

Jul. 22, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

Utah officials began hearing testimony Monday about whether a man facing execution next month should be spared the death penalty for murdering his girlfriend's mother and instead remain imprisoned for life. The parole board hearing comes after state officials said Saturday that they...

Hunter Biden drops lawsuit against Fox News over explicit images featured in streaming series

Jul. 22, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hunter Biden has dropped a lawsuit accusing Fox News of illegally publishing explicit images of him as part of a streaming series. An attorney for the president's son filed a voluntary dismissal notice on Sunday in federal court in New York City, three weeks after...

UAE sentences Bangladeshi nationals to prison over protests against their home government

Jul. 22, 2024 06:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced dozens of Bangladeshi nationals to prison, including three for life imprisonment, over protests against their home government in the Gulf country, state media reported Monday. The Abu Dhabi Federal...

Today in History: July 21, verdict reached in Scopes "Monkey Trial"

Jul. 21, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2024. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 21, 1925, the so-called “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of...

Utah scraps untested lethal drug combination for man's August execution

Jul. 20, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

Utah officials said Saturday that they are scrapping plans to use an untested lethal drug combination in next month's planned execution of a man in a 1998 murder case. They will instead seek out a drug that's been used previously in executions in numerous states. Defense attorneys...

UNC settles open-meetings complaint tied to trustee discussions of athletics finances

Jul. 20, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill must pay $25,000 and its trustees must affirm a commitment to follow the state’s open-meeting laws as part of a settlement that dismissed a lawsuit over the board’s handling of athletics discussions. David...