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Today in History: February 24, Soviet sub torpedoes ship, kills nearly 800 Jewish refugees

Feb. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2024. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1942, the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to...

Judge hands NCAA another loss, says compensation rules likely violate antitrust law, harm athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 23:31 PM EST

The NCAA lost another legal battle Friday as a federal judge barred the organization from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation for recruits by granting a preliminary injunction demanded by the states of Tennessee and Virginia. It was another blow to...

Ahead of South Carolina primary, Trump says he strongly supports IVF after Alabama court ruling

Feb. 23, 2024 21:56 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said Friday that he would “strongly support the availability of IVF" and called on lawmakers in Alabama to preserve access to the treatment that has become a new flashpoint in the 2024 presidential election. It was his first...

Cellphone data cited in court filing raises questions about testimony on Fani Willis relationship

Feb. 23, 2024 20:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A court filing Friday uses cellphone location data to try to raise questions about the testimony given by a special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump who had a romantic relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani...

Trump's lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity

Feb. 23, 2024 19:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case charging him with illegally retaining classified documents, claiming in part that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution even as that sweeping argument has so far in failed in federal...

US appeals court panel declines to delay execution of one of longest-serving death row inmates

Feb. 23, 2024 19:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel on Friday declined to delay Idaho's scheduled execution next week of one of the nation's longest-serving death row inmates. Thomas Creech was sentenced to death in 1983 for killing a fellow prison inmate, David Jensen, with a...

NCAA president says Congress must act to preserve sports at colleges that can't pay athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 19:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker said Friday that action by Congress was needed to protect what he described as the “95 percent” of athletes whose ability to play college sports would be endangered by a court ruling or regulatory decision declaring them as employees of their...

Trump's lawyers seek to suspend $83M defamation verdict, citing 'strong probability' it won't stand

Feb. 23, 2024 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York judge Friday to suspend an $83.3 million defamation verdict against the former president, saying there was a “strong probability” that it would be reduced on appeal, if not eliminated. The lawyers made the request in...

Facing backlash over IVF ruling, Alabama lawmakers look for a fix

Feb. 23, 2024 17:45 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers began scrambling for ways to protect Alabama in vitro fertilization services after multiple providers paused services in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos could be considered children under a state law. Facing a wave of...

Trash dispute between roommates led to threat one month before fatal Colorado campus shooting

Feb. 23, 2024 16:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A college student accused of killing his roommate and another person at a Colorado dorm room last week told his roommate a month earlier he would “kill him” if he was asked to take out the trash again, according to a court document released Friday. The dispute in...