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Aging bridges in 16 states will be improved or replaced with the help of $5B in federal funding

Jul. 17, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

Dozens of aging bridges in 16 states will be replaced or improved with the help of $5 billion in federal grants announced Wednesday by President Joe Biden's administration, the latest beneficiaries of a massive infrastructure law. The projects range from coast to coast, with the...

Inside the courtroom as case dismissed against Alec Baldwin in fatal shooting of cinematographer

Jul. 13, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A nearly three-year legal saga for Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer ended Friday without a verdict but with tears of relief for the actor and a small coterie of family who had settled into a somber daily routine on wooden benches inside a windowless...

Alec Baldwin weeps in court as judge announces involuntary manslaughter case is dismissed midtrial

Jul. 12, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Friday brought a sudden and stunning end to the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin, dismissing it in the middle of the actor's trial and saying it cannot be filed again. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer dismissed the case based...

Alec Baldwin's criminal case has been dismissed in New Mexico in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer

Jul. 12, 2024 18:06 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin's criminal case has been dismissed in New Mexico in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer.

One of the two prosecutors resigns in the middle of Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico

Jul. 12, 2024 18:01 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of the two prosecutors resigns in the middle of Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico.

Alec Baldwin's lawyer grills crime scene tech over search for live ammo at his shooting trial

Jul. 11, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin 's defense attorney questioned a crime scene technician over what he suggested were shoddy and subpar searches for the live ammunition that ended up in the actor's revolver and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. On the second day of Baldwin's...

Nevada county votes against certifying recount results, a move that raises longer-term questions

Jul. 10, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Commissioners in Nevada’s second most populous county on Tuesday refused to certify the results of two local recounts from last month’s primary, a rare move that has potential implications for the presidential race in one of the nation’s most important swing states. ...

Jury is seated in Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico

Jul. 09, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sixteen jurors were seated Tuesday for Alec Baldwin’s involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico, where opening statements are set to start Wednesday. Five men and 11 women were chosen by Santa Fe County special prosecutors and the actor’s team of...

New Mexico village ravaged by wildfire gets another pounding by floodwaters

Jul. 09, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Roads throughout a mountain village in southern New Mexico that was recently ravaged by wildfire were closed Tuesday as authorities tried to keep vehicles out of the path of rushing water. Officials in Ruidoso reported that several bridge crossings were closed...

Judge decides Alec Baldwin's role as co-producer not relevant to trial over fatal 2021 set shooting

Jul. 08, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

Alec Baldwin ’s role as a producer of the Western film “Rust” isn’t relevant to the involuntary manslaughter trial over a fatal shooting on set, a New Mexico judge decided Monday. The move is a major setback for prosecutors just as trial was about to begin. They had planned...