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White powder sent to judge in Donald Trump's civil fraud case, adding to wave of security scares

Feb. 28, 2024 17:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — White powder was found Wednesday in an envelope addressed to the New York judge who ordered Donald Trump to pay a $454 million civil fraud judgment. It’s the latest security scare involving people in key roles in the former president’s legal cases. A court...

Social media influencer says Dolphins' Tyreek Hill broke her leg during football drill at his home

Feb. 28, 2024 17:23 PM EST

A social media influencer is suing Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill over an alleged incident that happened at the NFL star's South Florida home last summer. In a lawsuit that Sophie Hall's attorneys filed in Broward County circuit court on Feb. 23, the influencer claims that...

Washington state House overwhelmingly passes ban on hog-tying by police

Feb. 28, 2024 17:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state House overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday that would ban police from hog-tying suspects, a restraint technique that has long drawn concern because of the risk of suffocation. “This practice is dehumanizing, and it’s dangerous,”...

US Rep. Lauren Boebert's son facing possible felony charges in string of vehicle break-ins

Feb. 28, 2024 17:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A magistrate ruled Wednesday that the oldest son of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert could be released from jail a day after the 18-year-old was arrested in connection with a recent string of vehicle break-ins and property thefts. The decision came as Tyler Jay Boebert...

Car theft suspect who fled police outside hospital is spotted, escapes from federal authorities

Feb. 28, 2024 16:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia car theft suspect who fled from police outside a hospital earlier this week was spotted at a home in another part of the city but managed to elude capture again, federal authorities said. Alleem Bordan, 29, who had his hands restrained behind him,...

5 hockey players charged in Canada with sexual assault will have a jury trial

Feb. 28, 2024 16:51 PM EST

The five hockey players charged with sexual assault in Canada have asked for and been granted a trial by jury. Daniel Brown, one of the lawyers representing former NHL player Alex Formenton, confirmed the request for a jury trial in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. ...

Idaho halts execution by lethal injection after 8 failed attempts to insert IV line

Feb. 28, 2024 16:50 PM EST

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho halted the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech on Wednesday after medical team members repeatedly failed to find a vein where they could establish an intravenous line to carry out the lethal injection. Creech, 73, has been in prison half a...

Kansas City Chiefs superfan 'ChiefsAholic' pleads guilty to charges tied to bank robberies

Feb. 28, 2024 16:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as “ChiefsAholic” pleaded guilty Wednesday to a string of robberies and attempted robberies of banks and credit unions in multiple states. Xaviar Michael Babudar, 29, pleaded guilty in federal court in Kansas City,...

Maine's deadliest shooting spurs additional gun control proposals

Feb. 28, 2024 16:16 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats in the Maine Legislature unveiled sweeping gun violence measures on Wednesday including a 72-hour waiting period for most gun purchases, adding to firearm bills and mental health spending already proposed by the governor after the deadliest shooting in the state...

Digital outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet sue OpenAI for unauthorized use of journalism

Feb. 28, 2024 15:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Digital news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet are joining the fight against unauthorized use of their journalism in artificial intelligence, filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit Wednesday against ChatGPT owner OpenAI. The organizations say thousands...