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Michigan school shooting victims to speak as teen faces possible life sentence

Dec. 08, 2023 00:06 AM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A teenager who killed four other students at a Michigan school will listen to their families and survivors of the mass shooting before a judge decides whether the attack will carry a life prison sentence. Crime victims in Michigan have a right to speak in...

Hunter Biden indicted on nine tax charges, adding to gun charges in special counsel probe

Dec. 07, 2023 22:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden was indicted on nine tax charges in California on Thursday as a special counsel investigation into the business dealings of President Joe Biden's son intensifies against the backdrop of the looming 2024 election. The new charges — three felonies and...

Ex-Alaska Airlines pilot who tried to cut plane’s engines is released from jail; must avoid aircraft

Dec. 07, 2023 20:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An ex-Alaska Airlines pilot accused of trying to cut the engines of a passenger flight while off-duty and riding in an extra seat in the cockpit was released from jail pending trial Thursday, after an Oregon judge approved it with conditions that include keeping away from...

Indiana judge rules in favor of US Senate candidate seeking GOP nomination

Dec. 07, 2023 19:53 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana county judge ruled Thursday a contested state law that stipulates voting requirements for candidates' party affiliation is unconstitutional, dealing a win to a U.S. Senate hopeful who is seeking to run as a Republican in the primary. The Marion...

Lawsuit accuses NCAA of antitrust violation in college athlete transfer rule

Dec. 07, 2023 18:55 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by a group of states alleges the NCAA’s transfer rule for college athletes violates antitrust law. The lawsuit, filed in West Virginia’s northern district, challenges the NCAA’s authority to impose a one-year delay in the...

Judge orders prison, probation in last sentencings tied to plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Dec. 07, 2023 18:48 PM EST

A judge handed down the last sentences Thursday in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, sending one man to prison and putting another on probation, the climax to a remarkable investigation that became public on the eve of the 2020 presidential election but produced mixed results in...

Ex-Philadelphia labor leader convicted of embezzling from union to pay for home renovations, meals

Dec. 07, 2023 18:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Philadelphia labor leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and a codefendant were convicted Thursday of using more than $650,000 in union funds for personal use, marking the second conviction federal prosecutors have secured against the long-powerful figure since a...

Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case

Dec. 07, 2023 17:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution as he runs out of opportunities to delay or even derail an upcoming trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Lawyers for...

Last of 3 Palestinian college students shot in Vermont leaves hospital

Dec. 07, 2023 17:21 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The last of the three college students of Palestinian descent who were shot and seriously injured in Vermont during their Thanksgiving break has been released from a Burlington hospital and will undergo rehabilitation. Hisham Awartani, who is paralyzed from...

Texas judge grants pregnant woman permission to get an abortion despite state’s ban

Dec. 07, 2023 17:17 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Thursday gave a pregnant woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis permission to get an abortion in an unprecedented challenge over bans that more than a dozen states have enacted since Roe v. Wade was overturned. The lawsuit by Kate Cox, a...