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How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

WikiLeaks’ Assange faces wait to find out whether he can challenge extradition to the US

Feb. 21, 2024 19:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't find out until next month at the earliest whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S. on spying charges, or if his long legal battle in Britain has run out of road. Two High Court judges said Wednesday they would take time...

What's the latest in the investigation of the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade?

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the men charged in a Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory celebration shooting that left one person dead and around two dozen others injured had recently come off probation for pulling out a gun during a dispute over a basketball game. Lyndell Mays,...

Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that's a major source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. ...

How an Alabama court ruling that frozen embryos are children could affect IVF

Feb. 21, 2024 19:27 PM EST

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, raising concerns about how the decision could affect in vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF. The decision issued in wrongful death cases brought by couples who had frozen...

A family friend is charged with murder in the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 18:58 PM EST

A family friend accused of killing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was supposed to take the Texas girl to her school bus stop when they left her home in his vehicle nearly a week before authorities found her body in a river, according to court documents released Wednesday. A large rock...

11 years later, still no end to federal intervention in sight for New Orleans police

Feb. 21, 2024 18:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Police Department's progress in complying with an 11-year-old reform agreement has “accelerated dramatically,” a federal judge said Wednesday, but she gave no indication when she would feel comfortable relaxing court oversight of the department. ...

Haiti orphanage founder to be sent to Florida for sex abuse case

Feb. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An American founder of a Haitian orphanage who is accused of sexually abusing four boys there more than a decade ago has been ordered to be sent from Colorado to Florida to face prosecution. Michael Geilenfeld, 71, was arrested in Colorado on Jan. 20 after being...

Pennsylvania's high court sides with township over its ban of a backyard gun range

Feb. 21, 2024 18:29 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A township ordinance that limits firing guns to indoor and outdoor shooting ranges and zoning that significantly restricts where the ranges can be located do not violate the Second Amendment, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The man who...

Alabama hospital puts pause on IVF in wake of ruling saying frozen embryos are children

Feb. 21, 2024 18:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A large Alabama hospital has paused in vitro fertilization treatments Wednesday as health care providers weigh the impact of a state court ruling that frozen embryos are the legal equivalent of children. The University of Alabama at Birmingham health system...