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Union Co. to comply with COVID protocols amid lawsuit threat

Sep. 20, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Union County's school board voted Monday to modify the district's quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact tracing efforts. The move comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

Sep. 20, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda's repressive government have...

Prosecutors wrap up as R Kelly trial moves into next stage

Sep. 20, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. Several women and two men who were in...

Hate crime charged after Black woman says man spit at her

Sep. 20, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested on a felony hate crime charge after he allegedly hurled racial slurs and spit on a Black woman and her daughter before striking their vehicle with his own car outside a suburban Chicago grocery store, prosecutors said. ...

Trump CFO's lawyer says he suspects more indictments on way

Sep. 20, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump’s indicted corporate finance chief told a judge Monday he has “strong reason to believe” more indictments are coming in an ongoing New York investigation into the former president’s real estate empire. Lawyer Bryan...

Liability concerns lead to shutdown of some Colorado 14ers

Sep. 20, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers. And more recreational pursuits could be...

Cleveland mayor's grandson slain in shooting; suspect sought

Sep. 20, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities were seeking a suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, police said. Police found the body of Frank Q. Jackson, 24, near a public housing project in the city on Sunday night. According...

Lawyer says US journalist in Myanmar jail seems disheartened

Sep. 20, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, imprisoned in Myanmar for almost four months while awaiting trial, appeared disheartened during a court hearing Monday, his lawyer said. Fenster has been charged with incitement — spreading inflammatory information — an...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: Tough choices on masks A federal judge’s decision to block the Iowa law preventing local school boards from instituting mask mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 has put hundreds of board members...

Dutch court: Syrian brothers guilty of Jabhat al-Nusra roles

Sep. 20, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Monday convicted two Syrian brothers of holding senior roles in the Jabhat al-Nusra extremist group in their home country between 2011 and 2014, the first time Dutch judges have convicted a suspect of leadership in a Syrian extremist...