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A British neonatal nurse convicted of killing 7 babies loses her bid to appeal

May. 24, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British neonatal nurse who was convicted of murdering seven babies and the attempted murder of six others has lost her bid to appeal. Lucy Letby, 34, had asked for permission to challenge the verdict after she was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last year....

Sydney judge says US ex-fighter pilot accused of training Chinese aviators can be extradited to US

May. 24, 2024 05:14 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney judge on Friday ruled that former U.S. Marine Corps pilot Daniel Duggan can be extradited to the United States on allegations that he illegally trained Chinese aviators, leaving the attorney-general as Duggan’s last hope of remaining in Australia. ...

The Latest | Israel finds 3 hostages' bodies in Gaza as it braces for UN court ruling

May. 24, 2024 05:00 AM EDT

Israel is bracing for the top United Nations court to rule Friday on whether it must halt its military operations and withdraw from Gaza. After seven brutal months of war with Israel, Hamas has regrouped in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza, resuming rocket attacks into...

The top UN court is set to rule on a request for it to order Israel to halt its offensive in Gaza

May. 24, 2024 03:51 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court is ruling Friday on an urgent plea by South Africa to order Israel to halt its military operations in Gaza and withdraw from the enclave. Israel is unlikely to comply with any such order. Even so, a cease-fire order by...

Australian judge rules that social media platform X must answer to hate speech complaint

May. 24, 2024 02:39 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia. Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Judge Ann Fitzgerald said in a decision...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 24, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

Brunswick News. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Unclear law paves way for more election chaos The nine justices on the Georgia Supreme Court did not do the state any favors when they declined to issue a ruling on who has the authority to draw county commission lines —...

Trump swaps bluster for silence, and possibly sleep, in his hush money trial

May. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t known for letting slights pass. Yet for weeks, the famously combative presumptive Republican nominee has sat silently — to the point of sometimes seeming asleep — in a sterile Manhattan courtroom amid a barrage of accusations and insults. ...

Hunter Biden's lawyers expected in court for final hearing before June 3 gun trial

May. 24, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Hunter Biden are due in court Friday for the final hearing before the president's son is expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father's reelection campaign unfolds. Hunter Biden is charged with lying about his...

Today in History: May 24, first night game in Major League Baseball

May. 24, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 24, the 145th day of 2024. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1935, the first Major League Baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley...

The Constitutional Court of Thailand agrees to hear a case that could imperil the prime minister

May. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court accepted a petition Thursday from members of the country’s outgoing Senate to begin an ethics probe against the prime minister over his appointment of a Cabinet member. If eventually found guilty, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin...