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Dettelbach becomes head of ATF, 1st confirmed chief in years

Jul. 12, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Steve Dettelbach, a former federal prosecutor, to run the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, making him the agency’s first confirmed director since 2015. Dettelbach takes the reins of the agency as...

Nipsey Hussle's legacy inspires 3 years after his murder

Jul. 07, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside a Los Angeles clothing store three years ago, the sting of his death remains fresh for those who revered the widely beloved rapper and community activist. Several paid homage to Hussle's positive influence during...

Jury finds man guilty of murdering rapper Nipsey Hussle

Jul. 06, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 32-year-old man who grew up on the same streets in the same gang as Nipsey Hussle was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting of the Grammy-winning rapper, who rose above his circumstances to become an inspiration to the neighborhood where he was...

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Jun. 30, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Thursday. “This man was different,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney...

Today in History: June 29, first trans-Pacific flight

Jun. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2022. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 29, 1613, London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, was...

Today in History: June 28, Treaty of Versailles is signed

Jun. 28, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2022. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) was signed in France, ending the First World War. ...

Witnesses drag feet at trial of Nipsey Hussle shooter

Jun. 23, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge issued a warrant Thursday for an eyewitness to the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle for failing to appear to testify at the trial of the man charged in the slaying, and in his absence a police detective testified on the reluctance of witnesses that has marked the...

Key witness in Nipsey Hussle killing is pressed over errors

Jun. 21, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for the man on trial for killing rapper Nipsey Hussle pressed the woman who says she served as the unwitting getaway driver over errors in the testimony she gave for the prosecution, asking Tuesday whether she was lying or merely mistaken. Bryannita...

Woman who drove man who killed Nipsey Hussle testifies

Jun. 20, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman testified Monday that she unwittingly drove the man now charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle to and from the scene of the shooting, not accepting that he had fired the deadly shots despite seeing him load a gun moments before. Bryannita Nicholson,...

Today in History: June 20, Victoria takes the throne

Jun. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 20, the 171st day of 2022. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ...