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WVa man admits threatening witness in brother's case

May. 24, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to retaliating against a government witness in a criminal case involving the man's brother. David Stanley admitted Monday in federal court that he sent several intimidating and threatening messages through social media...

Adult sex abuse survivors win 2nd chance to sue in New York

May. 23, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Adult sexual assault survivors who missed legal deadlines to sue their abusers would get a second chance to file lawsuits under a bill that received final approval Monday from New York's Legislature. Once it becomes law, the Adult Survivors Act would set give...

Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...

Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

May. 23, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A captured Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was sentenced by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison — the maximum — amid signs the Kremlin may, in turn, put on trial some of the fighters who surrendered at Mariupol’s steelworks. ...

California parents could soon sue for social media addiction

May. 23, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on...

California aims to shield against Texas-style abortion laws

May. 23, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Monday voted to stop courts in Texas and other states from penalizing abortion providers and volunteers in California, part of Democrats' plan to make the state a sanctuary for women seeking reproductive care should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe...

Man sentenced for tossing Molotov cocktails into home

May. 23, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man who tossed a pair of Molotov cocktails into a home with three children inside over grudge with one of their parents was sentenced Monday to five years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Sylvester Andrews Jr. was convicted of charges...

Sale of long-lost 'Wizard of Oz' dress put on hold by judge

May. 23, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The dramatic story of an iconic movie costume from “The Wizard of Oz” thought lost for decades went through another plot twist Monday, when a judge blocked its planned sale at auction. One of the blue-and-white checked gingham dresses that Judy Garland wore in...

Trump's longtime assistant subpoenaed by NY attorney general

May. 23, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general’s office said Monday it subpoenaed Donald Trump’s longtime executive assistant and plans to question her under oath next week as part of its civil investigation into the former president's business dealings. The subpoena for Rhona...

DC sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

May. 23, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of millions of Facebook users’ personal data that became a major corporate and political scandal. D.C....