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Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

Mar. 01, 2024 20:31 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Groups representing Alabama doctors and hospitals urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to revisit a decision equating frozen embryos to children, saying the ruling is blocking fertility treatments and harming the medical community. The Medical...

Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran

Mar. 01, 2024 20:23 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Shervin Hajipour posted on Instagram on...

Philadelphia death row inmate was never in the photo lineup that helped convict him. Now, he's free.

Mar. 01, 2024 19:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daniel Gwynn found himself on death row at 25 after Philadelphia prosecutors said in court that two witnesses had picked him out of a photo array in a fatal arson case. The photo spread had by then gone missing, and his trial lawyer in 1995 may not have asked...

Woman convicted of murder conspiracy, coverup, in 2019 disappearance of Connecticut mother

Mar. 01, 2024 19:05 PM EST

A woman was convicted Friday of conspiring to murder Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five who vanished from a wealthy Connecticut enclave in 2019 and was never found. Michelle Troconis, 49, was convicted by the Stamford jury following a lengthy trial in which prosecutors laid out a case...

Missouri police charge man with 2 counts first-degree murder after officer, court employee shot

Mar. 01, 2024 18:08 PM EST

A Kansas City-area man whose home was sold as he struggled to pay delinquent taxes killed a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice and a police officer who responded, authorities said Friday in announcing charges. Larry Acree, of Independence, Missouri, is charged with...

Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

Mar. 01, 2024 17:32 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge declared a mistrial Friday in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The ruling came about two hours after jurors sent a note saying they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict after three...

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman, claiming betrayal of its goal to benefit humanity

Mar. 01, 2024 17:30 PM EST

Elon Musk is suing OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman over what he says is a betrayal of the ChatGPT maker's founding aims of benefiting humanity rather than pursuing profits. In a lawsuit filed at San Francisco Superior Court, billionaire Musk said that when he bankrolled OpenAI's...

Police in suburban Chicago release body-worn camera footage of fatal shooting of man in his bedroom

Mar. 01, 2024 17:22 PM EST

A police department in suburban Chicago on Friday released officer body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a man inside his apartment. Isaac Goodlow III died at a hospital after he was shot Feb. 3 in Carol Stream, about 34 miles (55 kilometers) west of Chicago. ...

Prosecutors press judge for summer trial for Trump in classified docs case, but no date set

Mar. 01, 2024 16:49 PM EST

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors pressed a federal judge Friday to schedule a trial for this summer in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump, while defense lawyers sought to put it off until after the election. U.S. District Judge Aileen...

Botched execution of serial killer in Idaho puts focus on capital punishment secrecy laws

Mar. 01, 2024 16:41 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In 2012, two Idaho prison officials chartered a private plane and flew to Washington state with thousands of dollars in cash. They met with a pharmacist behind closed doors and bought the drug for a convicted murderer's lethal injection. Only a...