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Today in History: June 13, Johnson nominates Marshall to become first Black Supreme Court justice

Jun. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 165th day of 2024. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first...

Six years after the Parkland school massacre, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

Jun. 12, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School looms over campus behind a screened fence, a horrific and constant reminder to students, teachers, the victims' families and passersby. ...

Thefts of charging cables pose yet another obstacle to appeal of electric vehicles

Jun. 12, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Just before 2 a.m. on a chilly April night in Seattle, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup stopped at an electric vehicle charging station on the edge of a shopping center parking lot. Two men, one with a light strapped to his head, got out. A security camera recorded them...

Legal advocates seek public access to court records about abuse at California women's prison

Jun. 12, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two advocacy groups on Wednesday asked a judge to unseal court records and preserve public access to hearings in the class action lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Prisons over the sexual abuse of incarcerated women at a now-shuttered California prison. ...

Tennessee sheriff indicted for profiting from inmate labor, misusing funds

Jun. 12, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sheriff of a rural Tennessee county illegally profited from the work of jail inmates under his supervision and housed dozens of them in a home outside of the prison without permission, officials said Wednesday. Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas was...

Louisiana Supreme Court reopens window for lawsuits by adult victims of childhood sex abuse

Jun. 12, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officially reversing a controversial March ruling, Louisiana’s highest court Wednesday gave childhood victims of sexual abuse a renewed opportunity to file damage lawsuits. The state Supreme Court's 5-2 ruling Wednesday upholds a so-called look-back law that...

4 people, including 2 children, dead in apparent murder-suicide in Colorado, authorities say

Jun. 12, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Four people, including two children, were shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide late Tuesday in a small city in southeastern Colorado, authorities said. Two adults and two children were found shot in a home in La Junta, city of about 7,100 people in a farming...

Kentucky man convicted of training with Islamic State group in Syria

Jun. 12, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been convicted in federal court of leaving the U.S. to train and fight with the Islamic State group in Syria a decade ago. A jury in Bowling Green convicted Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic, 34, of multiple counts of supporting and receiving...

Republicans vote to hold Garland in contempt of Congress. Here's what that means

Jun. 12, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland became the third attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress Wednesday as Republicans moved to punish the Justice Department for refusing to turn over audio related to President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. ...

Man convicted in killings of 8 from another Ohio family seeks new trial

Jun. 12, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

A man convicted in the killings of eight people from another Ohio family is seeking a new trial. George Wagner IV made the request in a filing Monday with the Ohio Court of Appeals. He claims there were several errors during his 2022 trial in which he was found guilty of all 22...