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Prosecutors rest in sedition case against Proud Boys leaders

Mar. 20, 2023 10:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday rested their seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants charged with plotting to stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election. ...

US officials: American aid worker kidnapped in Niger in 2016 has been released from custody

Mar. 20, 2023 10:17 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: American aid worker kidnapped in Niger in 2016 has been released from custody.

Adam Sandler gets Mark Twain prize surrounded by celeb pals

Mar. 20, 2023 09:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Sandler placed his hand on the bronze bust of Mark Twain and speculated that it “one day might be the weapon used to bludgeon me in my sleep." A host of comedic and entertainment royalty gathered at Washington’s Kennedy Center as Sandler was presented...

Bidens to host 'Ted Lasso' cast to promote mental health

Mar. 20, 2023 09:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will host the cast of the TV series “Ted Lasso” at the White House on Monday to promote mental health and well-being. Jason Sudeikis, who plays the title character — an American coaching a soccer team in London...

Trump's call for protests gets muted reaction by supporters

Mar. 20, 2023 09:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s calls for protests ahead of his anticipated indictment in New York have generated mostly muted reactions from supporters, with even some of his most ardent loyalists dismissing the idea as a waste of time or a law enforcement trap. ...

Miller has 2 goals, 2 assists as Rangers rout Predators 7-0

Mar. 20, 2023 00:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defenseman K’Andre Miller had two goals and two assists in New York's six-goal first period, Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Rangers beat the Nashville Predators 7-0 on Sunday night. Artemi Panarin had a goal and two...

Lawyer: Former US pilot could have been lured to Australia

Mar. 19, 2023 23:56 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A former United States military pilot accused of training Chinese aviators could have been lured from China to Australia as part of a U.S. plan to extradite him to his homeland, his lawyer said Monday. In a 2016 indictment from the U.S. District Court in Washington,...

Jokic, Porter, Murray power Nuggets to 108-102 win over Nets

Mar. 19, 2023 18:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in his 28th triple-double of the season, Michael Porter Jr. had 28 points and nine rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-102 on Sunday. Jamal Murray scored 20 of his 25 points in the first...

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ stumbles with $30.5 million debut

Mar. 19, 2023 13:09 PM EDT

“ Shazam! Fury of the Gods ” felt the fury of the marketplace in its theatrical debut this weekend. The New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. superhero movie opened to a disappointing $30.5 million from 4,071 theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. The “Shazam!” sequel...

New Theatre West Virginia leader planning big changes

Mar. 19, 2023 09:05 AM EDT

BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — Theatre West Virginia’s new general manager Gayle Oakes said she’s ready to break a leg. After a few weeks on the job, Oakes said she is planning some major changes including new music for their historical dramas, updates to the stage, new Broadway...