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Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens had Russian intelligence contacts, prosecutors say

Feb. 20, 2024 19:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with making up a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company had contacts with Russian intelligence-affiliated officials, prosecutors said in a court paper Tuesday. ...

2 men are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City's Super Bowl celebration

Feb. 20, 2024 18:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men charged with murder in last week's shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade were strangers who pulled out guns and began firing within seconds of starting an argument, according to court documents released Tuesday. Missouri...

Food deliveries into northern Gaza are halted because of the war's chaos, increasing famine risk

Feb. 20, 2024 20:52 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The World Food Program said Tuesday it has paused deliveries of food to isolated northern Gaza because of increasing chaos across the territory, hiking fears of potential starvation. A study by the U.N. children’s agency warned that one in six children in the north are...

The Supreme Court leaves in place the admissions plan at an elite Virginia public high school

Feb. 20, 2024 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place the admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia that some parents claimed discriminates against highly qualified Asian Americans. The court's order, over the dissent of Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence...

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

Feb. 20, 2024 18:15 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — There are no wins on the horizon for Nikki Haley. Those close to the former United Nations ambassador, the last major Republican candidate standing in Donald Trump's path to the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, are privately bracing for a blowout loss in...

Divers find body in Texas river of Audrii Cunningham, 11-year-old girl missing since last week

Feb. 20, 2024 21:24 PM EST

Divers have recovered the body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham from a Texas river days after the girl went missing, and authorities are preparing to file a murder charge against a friend of her father who lived on her family’s property, a sheriff said Tuesday afternoon. Polk...

YouTube mom Ruby Franke apologizes at sentencing in child abuse case

Feb. 20, 2024 19:22 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ruby Franke, a Utah mother of six who gave parenting advice to millions via a once-popular a YouTube channel, shared a tearful apology to her children for physically and emotionally abusing them before a judge delivered a sentence that could put her in prison for years, if...

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are 'children' under state law

Feb. 20, 2024 19:30 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state. The decision was issued in a pair of wrongful death cases...

WikiLeaks founder Assange faces his last legal roll of the dice in Britain to avoid US extradition

Feb. 20, 2024 15:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange's lawyers opened a final U.K. legal challenge Tuesday to stop the WikiLeaks founder from being sent to the United States to face spying charges, arguing that American authorities are seeking to punish him for exposing serious criminal acts by the U.S. government. ...

Americans' reliance on credit cards is the key to Capital One's bid for Discover

Feb. 20, 2024 16:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become increasingly reliant on their credit cards since the pandemic. So much so that Capital One is willing to bet more than $30 billion that they won't break the habit. Capital One Financial announced Monday that it would buy Discover Financial...

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Man suspected in killing of woman in NYC hotel room arrested in Arizona after two stabbings there

Feb. 20, 2024 21:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room earlier this month has been arrested in Arizona, where police say he is a suspect in two stabbings in recent days. New York City police officials said at a news...

Divers find body in Texas river of Audrii Cunningham, 11-year-old girl missing since last week

Feb. 20, 2024 21:24 PM EST

Divers have recovered the body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham from a Texas river days after the girl went missing, and authorities are preparing to file a murder charge against a friend of her father who lived on her family’s property, a sheriff said Tuesday afternoon. Polk...

Mexico's army takes over yet another civilian role — filling potholes

Feb. 20, 2024 21:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president acknowledged Tuesday that the armed forces have taken over yet another civilian role: fixing the nation’s highways. Filling potholes has now been added to a long list of projects ranging from planes, trains and policing that the armed...

Hunter Biden's lawyers suggest his case is tainted by claims of ex-FBI informant charged with lying

Feb. 20, 2024 21:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden ’s lawyers suggested Tuesday that claims made by a former FBI informant charged with fabricating a bribery scheme involving the presidential family may have tainted the case against the president’s son. The gun and tax charges against Hunter Biden...

Flint man becomes first person charged under Michigan's new gun storage law

Feb. 20, 2024 21:19 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man was charged Tuesday under the state's new law requiring safe storage of guns after his 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver the day after the law took effect. The 44-year-old Flint man became the first person to be...

A Russian court extends the pretrial detention for an American reporter accused of spying

Feb. 20, 2024 21:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital ruled Tuesday to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies. The Moscow City Court rejected an appeal against Gershkovich's detention filed by his lawyers,...

Opposition supporters in Albania protest alleged corruption in Cabinet

Feb. 20, 2024 21:03 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Albania’s opposition held a protest Tuesday accusing the Cabinet of corruption. Protesters threw stones and flares at police officers, and some pulled down an iron fence around the main government building in Tirana, but the...

Southern Baptists oust one church for having woman pastor, two others over sexual-abuse policy

Feb. 20, 2024 20:59 PM EST

The Southern Baptist Convention's top administrative body voted Tuesday to oust four congregations — one for having a woman as senior minister, two for what it said were failures related to the denomination's sexual-abuse policy and one for lack of financial participation. The...

Hiker describes 11-hour ordeal after falling on Mount Washington, admits he was 'underprepared'

Feb. 20, 2024 20:52 PM EST

MEREDITH, New Hampshire (AP) — As temperatures plunged on Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a ravine. His fall Saturday...

Food deliveries into northern Gaza are halted because of the war's chaos, increasing famine risk

Feb. 20, 2024 20:52 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The World Food Program said Tuesday it has paused deliveries of food to isolated northern Gaza because of increasing chaos across the territory, hiking fears of potential starvation. A study by the U.N. children’s agency warned that one in six children in the north are...