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Records: Bullet found near 2 teens' bodies came from suspect

Nov. 29, 2022 15:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An unspent bullet found between the bodies of two teenage girls slain in 2017 “had been cycled through” a pistol owned by the suspect in their deaths, according to court documents an Indiana judge ordered to be released Tuesday. Court records were sealed...

Maine Supreme Court upholds lease for $1B power line project

Nov. 29, 2022 14:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the lease for a small section of state land for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor, a victory for developers who hope to complete the project. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that the Maine...

Man sentenced for faking death to avoid sex abuse charges

Nov. 29, 2022 14:12 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi. Jacob Blair Scott was sentenced Monday in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey...

Court reinstates Indiana's abortion burial, cremation law

Nov. 29, 2022 14:03 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated an Indiana law adopted in 2016 that requires abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling released Monday overturns an Indiana judge’s decision in September that the...

Missouri prepares to execute man for killing officer in 2005

Nov. 29, 2022 13:34 PM EST

A Missouri inmate convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer whom he blamed for his younger brother's death was scheduled to be executed Tuesday, barring a last-minute intervention. Kevin Johnson's legal team doesn't deny that he killed Officer William McEntee...

Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

Nov. 29, 2022 11:55 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered energy company Enbridge Inc. and an American Indian tribe to come up with an emergency plan to prevent potential spills from an aging oil pipeline running across the tribe's reservation. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

Puerto Rico ex-cop sentenced in historic firearms robbery

Nov. 29, 2022 11:52 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rican police officer found guilty of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery in history has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday. José Padilla-Galarza was convicted in May...

Ex-mayor, elected at age 23, loses corruption case appeal

Nov. 29, 2022 10:42 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the extortion and fraud convictions of a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor who was found guilty of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. In a ruling published on Monday, the 1st U.S. Circuit...

Trial starts in Norway for Putin ally's son who flew drone

Nov. 29, 2022 08:43 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The son of a Russian businessman close to President Vladimir Putin denied any wrongdoing Tuesday at the start of his trial in northern Norway, where he is accused of violating a law that bars Russians from flying drones. Andrey Yakunin who holds both a...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 28, 2022. Editorial: Missouri’s Jay Ashcroft aims to ‘hold libraries accountable,’ opening door to book bans A new rule proposed by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft could kick open the door for special interest groups to...