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Ex-Kansas forward de Sousa found not guilty of battery

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A jury on Thursday found former Kansas forward Silvio de Sousa not guilty of aggravated battery for hitting a man in the face during a New Year’s Day bar fight. De Sousa hugged his lawyer and praised God following the jury’s decision, The...

Defense queries widow of murder victim about affair comment

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The wife of one of four people killed in an attack at a North Dakota property management firm testified in the murder trial Thursday that comments she made to police about having her husband “taken out” if he ever cheated on her were made in jest. ...

St. Louis man wants his guns back after governor's pardon

Aug. 05, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis man who along with his wife was pardoned after waving guns at social justice demonstrators has filed a lawsuit to have the guns returned and to have fines the couple paid returned to them. Mark McCloskey, a Republican candidate for the...

Judge stays decision to reinstate airport police chief

Aug. 05, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has placed a hold on a decision to reinstate a deputy police chief at T.F. Green International Airport as the airport has appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court. Judge Alice Gibney found that the airport...

Jurisdictional question revived in suits over coastal loss

Aug. 05, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The question of whether lawsuits blaming big oil companies for loss of vulnerable Louisiana coastal wetlands will be tried in state courts, as local parish governments want, or in federal courts, as the oil companies want, has been revived by a federal appeals panel. ...

Dancers allege instructor, wife, sexually abused them

Aug. 05, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that the husband of a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse. Boston Ballet’s Sage Humphries and...

Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

Aug. 05, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faced new legal challenges -- including from a school district where more than 800 staff and students are quarantining because of a COIVD-19 outbreak -- and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as Republican lawmakers...

Court extends intimidation crime to transgender victims

Aug. 05, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan law that prohibits intimidation based on gender covers people who are transgender, the state Court of Appeals said Thursday. The court ruled in the case of a transgender woman who was shot in the shoulder after being confronted by a man at a...

Murder charges filed in Miami Beach spring break overdoses

Aug. 05, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two North Carolina men accused of raping a 24-year-old tourist who overdosed during spring break in Miami Beach now face first-degree murder charges. On Wednesday, a grand jury in Miami-Dade County found Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 25, both from...

Offers flooding in after woodland hermit's cabin burns down

Aug. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as “River Dave” whose cabin burned down on wooded property where he was squatting for 27 years has been inundated with offers from as far away as California for a new place to live. David...