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Who is Alex Jones? The conspiracist and dietary supplement salesman built an empire over decades

Jun. 14, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Jones has pushed many conspiracy theories over the last three decades, including that the U.S. government was behind or failed to stop the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks. As the outlandish nature of his false claims grew, so did his media empire,...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army, forerunner of the US Army, is created

Jun. 14, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 14, the 166th day of 2024. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

Elon Musk wins back his $44.9 billion Tesla pay package in shareholder vote

Jun. 13, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla shareholders voted Thursday to restore CEO Elon Musk's record $44.9 billion pay package that was thrown out by a Delaware judge earlier this year, sending a strong vote of confidence in his leadership of the electric vehicle maker. The favorable vote doesn’t...

Future of Elon Musk and Tesla are on the line this week as shareholders vote on massive pay package

Jun. 13, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If Tesla shareholders vote against restoring Elon Musk's $44.9 billion pay package Thursday, the CEO could deliver on threats to take artificial intelligence research to one of his other companies. Or he could even could walk away. If they approve the all-stock...

Supreme Court, siding with Starbucks, makes it harder for NLRB to win court orders in labor disputes

Jun. 13, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for the federal government to win court orders when it suspects a company of interfering in unionization campaigns in a case that stemmed from a labor dispute with Starbucks. The justices tightened the standards for...

Takeaways from Supreme Court ruling: Abortion pill still available but opponents say fight not over

Jun. 13, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously upheld access to a drug used in the majority of U.S. abortions on Thursday, though abortion opponents say the ruling won't be the last word in the fight over mifepristone. The narrow decision came two years after the high court...

North Carolina judges grapple with defining 'fair' elections in redistricting suit

Jun. 13, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges deciding whether a redistricting lawsuit claiming a state constitutional right to “fair" elections can go to trial questioned Thursday their ability to scrutinize district boundaries that way or to define what “fair” means. A panel...

Man pleads not guilty in pipe bomb attack on Massachusetts group Satanic Temple

Jun. 13, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of throwing a pipe bomb at the Massachusetts headquarters of a group called The Satanic Temple pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment in federal court in Boston. Sean Patrick Palmer, of Perkins, Oklahoma, has been charged with using an...

What we know about the lawsuit filed by the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Jun. 13, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

Attorneys for the two remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre said Thursday they will petition the Oklahoma Supreme Court for a rehearing in the case seeking reparations for one of the worst single acts of violence against Black people in U.S. history. In an 8-1 decision...

Minnesota man who joined Islamic State group is sentenced to 10 years in prison

Jun. 13, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who once fought for the Islamic State group in Syria after becoming radicalized expressed remorse and wept in open court Thursday as he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Abelhamid Al-Madioum, 27, cooperated with federal authorities...