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Today in History

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 20, the 171st day of 2019. There are 194 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 20, 1921, U.S. Rep. Alice Mary Robertson, R-Okla., became the first woman to preside over a session of the House of Representatives. On this date: In 1782, Congress...

Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

Jun. 19, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The guru of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted heiresses and Hollywood actresses was convicted Wednesday of turning his female devotees into his sex slaves through such means as shame, punishment and nude blackmail photos. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Jun. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people. Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero will be...

EU high court rules against Adidas in trademark case

Jun. 19, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A European union high court has ruled against German sports apparel giant Adidas' claim that its famous three stripes, applied in any direction, deserve trade mark protection. The EU's General Court ruled on Wednesday that the company could not prove that the stripes had a distinctive...

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in Iraq

Jun. 18, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements in a politically charged court-martial. Lt. Brian John projected photos of the dead prisoner in...

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy...

IAAF claims Olympic champion Semenya is 'biologically male'

Jun. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which provide new...

The Latest: Photo of dead militant shown at Navy SEAL trial

Jun. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A military prosecutor says a decorated Navy SEAL bragged about killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner in Iraq. During opening statements in a...

Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

Jun. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida police officer has been convicted of a misdemeanor but acquitted of attempted manslaughter for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man's caretaker. A jury deliberated for four hours late Monday before finding North Miami police Officer Jonathan Aledda guilty of...

Serbian court acquits ex-US Marine citing lack of evidence

Jun. 18, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court on Tuesday acquitted a former U.S. Marine charged with illegal possession and distribution of weapons, saying there was not enough evidence. The case of Daniel Corbett, reportedly a U.S. Navy SEAL reservist, has made headlines in Serbia since he was arrested in a...