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Ex-President Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast after acquittal

Jun. 17, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former President Laurent Gbagbo returned home to Ivory Coast on Thursday, a decade after his refusal to concede defeat in a presidential election sparked months of violence that left more than 3,000 people dead. Gbagbo was extradited to the...

Judge dismisses Washington state governor recall petition

Jun. 17, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have said a petition that was filed last month to recall Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic was dismissed this week. The governor's office said Wednesday that a judge ruled to dismiss...

New trial ordered for Spirit Lake man convicted of murder

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man convicted of killing a man in rural Sioux County will get a new trial because of a mistake made during jury selection during his first trial, a judge has ruled. District Judge Jeffrey Neary ruled Wednesday Gregg Winterfeld, 71, of...

Judge wants to learn more about record breach in Snyder case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered Flint water prosecutors to stop distributing documents that were declared confidential during Detroit's bankruptcy. Judge Thomas Tucker also told lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder to show him a portion of the records that...

1 of 2 ex-St. Louis officers convicted in civil rights case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been convicted of a civil rights violation for beating a Black undercover officer during protests in 2017, but the jury could not reach a verdict against a second former officer. Dustin Boone was convicted Thursday...

Northwestern Band of Shoshone sues Idaho over hunting rights

Jun. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is suing Idaho Gov. Brad Little and state wildlife officials in federal court, contending the state has wrongly denied the tribe hunting rights guaranteed by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Bridger. The lawsuit,...

Judge: Woman's confession in death of Texas soldier stays

Jun. 17, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A judge denied a request to suppress the confession of a woman accused of helping kill and dismember Spc. Vanessa Guillén, who was missing for about two months before her remains were found. U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright rejected to toss...

Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges

Jun. 17, 2021 13:00 PM EDT
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges.

Florida Supreme Court says no to marijuana ballot proposal

Jun. 17, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to allow recreational marijuana use in Florida won't be on the 2022 ballot after the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the ballot language was misleading. The court, in a 5-2 decision, said proposed...

Airline pilot guilty of killing three neighbors in Kentucky

Jun. 17, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former commercial airline pilot of killing three of his neighbors in western Kentucky. Christian R. Martin, 53, was found guilty on Wednesday of murder, arson, attempted arson, burglary and tampering with physical...