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Idaho halts execution by lethal injection after 8 failed attempts to insert IV line

Feb. 28, 2024 16:50 PM EST

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho halted the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech on Wednesday after medical team members repeatedly failed to find a vein where they could establish an intravenous line to carry out the lethal injection. Creech, 73, has been in prison half a...

Kansas City Chiefs superfan 'ChiefsAholic' pleads guilty to charges tied to bank robberies

Feb. 28, 2024 16:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as “ChiefsAholic” pleaded guilty Wednesday to a string of robberies and attempted robberies of banks and credit unions in multiple states. Xaviar Michael Babudar, 29, pleaded guilty in federal court in Kansas City,...

Maine's deadliest shooting spurs additional gun control proposals

Feb. 28, 2024 16:16 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats in the Maine Legislature unveiled sweeping gun violence measures on Wednesday including a 72-hour waiting period for most gun purchases, adding to firearm bills and mental health spending already proposed by the governor after the deadliest shooting in the state...

Digital outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet sue OpenAI for unauthorized use of journalism

Feb. 28, 2024 15:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Digital news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet are joining the fight against unauthorized use of their journalism in artificial intelligence, filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit Wednesday against ChatGPT owner OpenAI. The organizations say thousands...

Reputed mobster gets four years in prison for extorting NYC labor union

Feb. 28, 2024 15:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mafia member was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in federal prison for his role in a long-running scheme in which he and others extorted funds from a New York City labor union, federal prosecutors said. Vincent Ricciardo, a captain in Colombo crime...

5 hockey players charged in Canada with sexual assault will have a jury trial

Feb. 28, 2024 15:25 PM EST

The five hockey players charged with sexual assault in Canada have asked for and been granted a trial by jury. Daniel Brown, one of the lawyers representing former NHL player Alex Formenton, confirmed the request for a jury trial in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. ...

US Rep. Lauren Boebert's son arrested in connection with string of vehicle break-ins, police say

Feb. 28, 2024 15:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The oldest son of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was in a Colorado jail on Wednesday after being arrested in connection with a recent string of vehicle break-ins and property thefts. Tyler Jay Boebert, 18, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and is facing possible felony charges...

Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

Feb. 28, 2024 14:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate who has long said he’s innocent and claims that his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence faces execution Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin. Ivan Cantu was condemned for...

Social media influencer says Dolphins' Tyreek Hill broke her leg during football drill at his home

Feb. 28, 2024 13:44 PM EST

A social media influencer is suing Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill over an alleged incident that happened at the NFL star's South Florida home last summer. In a lawsuit that Sophie Hall's attorneys filed in Broward County circuit court on Feb. 23, the influencer claims that...

$1 million in stolen cargo discovered in warehouse near Georgia port

Feb. 28, 2024 13:36 PM EST

RINCON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia discovered an estimated $1 million worth of stolen cargo inside a warehouse a few miles from Savannah’s busy seaport. Investigators with a search warrant found pallets of consumer goods including cellphones, food and Peloton exercise...