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Palestinians: Teenager killed in clashes with Israeli troops

Aug. 17, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed and dozens were wounded during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said early Thursday. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said Waseem Khalifa, 18, was killed and 35...

Oregon top judge denies conflict led to firing of commission

Aug. 17, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's chief justice denied Wednesday that a personality conflict led her to fire all members of a commission that governs the Office of Public Defense Services and appoints its executive director. Critics for years have said Oregon's public defense system is...

Probe opened into Denver police shooting that injured 6

Aug. 17, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver’s district attorney says she is opening a grand jury investigation into the actions of three police officers who wounded six bystanders while shooting at an armed suspect in a crowded downtown Denver nightlife zone last month. The officers had already been...

2 ex-fraternity members get 6 weeks jail for hazing death

Aug. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two former fraternity members were sentenced to six weeks in jail on Wednesday after being convicted of hazing-related misdemeanor counts in the death of a Bowling Green State University student last year. The two men were both acquitted in May of more...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Parole granted to last 1976 California school bus hijacker

Aug. 17, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of California children for an attempted $5 million ransom in 1976 — in what a prosecutor called “the largest mass kidnapping in U.S. history” — is being released by the state's parole board. ...

Alex Jones' lawyer faces disciplinary hearing in Connecticut

Aug. 17, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is facing scrutiny from a Connecticut judge, who began hearing testimony Wednesday on whether the lawyer should be disciplined for giving other attorneys for Jones highly sensitive documents, including medical records of relatives...

Salman Rushdie attacker 'surprised' the author survived

Aug. 17, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The man charged with stabbing Salman Rushdie on a lecture stage in western New York said in an interview that he was surprised to learn the accomplished author had survived the attack. Speaking to the New York Post from jail, Hadi Matar said he decided to see...

1 shot at Oregon casino in gunfight between man, police

Aug. 17, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — One person was shot as a man and police exchanged gunfire at an eastern Oregon casino, tribal officials said. Police stopped a man with a gun at the door of Wildhorse Casino and Resort in Pendleton, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation...

Man arrested in 3 highway shootings in Alabama, Georgia

Aug. 17, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A man was arrested Wednesday for three separate shootings that took place earlier in the day along Interstate 85 in Alabama and Georgia. Jerel Raphael Brown,39, of Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested in LaFayette, Alabama, after shootings were reported in...