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Court worker serving an eviction notice and a police officer fatally shot in Missouri, police say

Mar. 01, 2024 01:45 AM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A court employee trying to serve an eviction notice at a home in Independence, Missouri, was shot and killed Thursday and two police officers who responded to help him also were shot, one fatally. “I’m very tragically sorry to report...

Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

Mar. 01, 2024 00:25 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is upholding provisions of new Arizona laws that would require counties to verify the status of registered voters who haven’t provided proof of U.S. citizenship and cross-check voter registration information with various government databases. In a...

Assistant director says armorer handed gun to Alec Baldwin before fatal shooting of cinematographer

Feb. 29, 2024 23:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Courtroom testimony in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin provided new details Thursday that conflict with other, earlier accounts about a final safety check on a revolver and exactly who handed it to the actor during rehearsal for the Western movie...

NYPD chief misidentifies judge in social media post condemning bail decision

Feb. 29, 2024 22:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several New York City police chiefs are facing criticism from the state’s court system after misidentifying a judge in a controversial social media post that accused her of letting a “predator” loose on the city’s streets. The episode marked an unusually...

Judge holds veteran journalist Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source

Feb. 29, 2024 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge held veteran investigative reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt on Thursday for refusing to divulge her source for a series of Fox News stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. U.S....

Georgia sets execution date for man who killed ex-girlfriend 30 years ago

Feb. 29, 2024 21:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who killed his former girlfriend three decades ago is set to be put to death in March in what would be Georgia's first execution in more than four years. A judge on Thursday signed the order for the execution of Willie James Pye, who was convicted of murder and...

The Dutch government has spent $180M dealing with the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014

Feb. 29, 2024 19:36 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has spent more than 166 million euros ($180 million) dealing with the aftermath of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, from repatriating victims' bodies to investigating and prosecuting some of those involved...

Man already serving life sentence convicted of killing Tucson girl who vanished from parents' home

Feb. 29, 2024 18:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for the 2014 death of an Arizona teenager was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the killing of another Tucson girl years earlier. Pima County Superior Court jurors also found Christopher Clements, 42, guilty of...

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Feb. 29, 2024 18:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally taking minors into Kansas to obtain abortions without parental consent, basing the allegation on a video from a conservative group that has promoted false claims on other issues. ...

Pentagon leak suspect Jack Teixeira expected to plead guilty in federal case

Feb. 29, 2024 18:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guard member accused of leaking highly classified military documents on a social media platform, is expected to plead guilty in his federal case, according to court papers filed Thursday. Prosecutors asked the judge to...