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FBI got tip about shooting suspect a day before 2021 arrest

Dec. 07, 2022 20:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said the person who would later kill five at a Colorado gay nightclub was on the FBI’s radar a day before being arrested for threatening to kill family members, but agents closed out the case just weeks later. The disclosure by the FBI to The Associated...

Polygamous 'prophet' leader had child brides, documents say

Dec. 07, 2022 20:10 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet, newly filed federal court documents show. The filing provides insight into what...

Judge orders slaughterhouse cleaners not to hire minors

Dec. 07, 2022 18:16 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge ordered a Wisconsin company that cleans hundreds of slaughterhouses nationwide to ensure it is complying with child labor laws after investigators identified at least 50 minors scrubbing and sanitizing dangerous equipment on overnight shifts at five different...

Trial ordered for 5 men in plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Dec. 07, 2022 18:12 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five men were turned over for trial Wednesday on charges involving a foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Michael Null, William Null, Eric Molitor and Shawn Fix, all from Michigan, are accused of providing material support for terrorist...

Family sues over police killing of Black Michigan motorist

Dec. 07, 2022 18:00 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A white Grand Rapids police officer who shot and killed a Black motorist during a traffic stop last spring had no reason to pull him over, attorneys for the motorist's family said after filing a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday. Christopher Schurr, who was...

US appeals ruling that would lift asylum restrictions

Dec. 07, 2022 17:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday it is appealing a court ruling that would otherwise lift asylum restrictions that have become the cornerstone of border enforcement in recent years. The disputed enforcement rule first took effect in March 2020, denying...

Google, Oracle, Amazon, Microsoft win Pentagon's $9 billion cloud computing contract after lawsuits nixed earlier award

Dec. 07, 2022 17:11 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google, Oracle, Amazon, Microsoft win Pentagon's $9 billion cloud computing contract after lawsuits nixed earlier award.

Watchdog finds prison failures before Whitey Bulger killing

Dec. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beating death of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at the hands of fellow inmates was the result of multiple layers of management failures, widespread incompetence and flawed policies at the Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a...

Florida high court mulls police anonymity under Marsy's Law

Dec. 07, 2022 15:02 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is considering a case that will decide whether police officers who use deadly force can remain anonymous under a law designed to protect crime victims. The court heard short oral arguments Wednesday in the trial between the city...

Rower's family says abusive coach pushed athlete to suicide

Dec. 07, 2022 14:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On New Year’s Day nearly two years ago, Parker Kinney spent the day with Brian Lilly Jr. at picturesque Scripps Beach in the San Diego area and realized his friend had become a shadow of his former self. Kinney and Lilly walked on the sand for hours and went...