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Athlete flipped the bird, lost scholarship, now wins appeal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:49 PM EST

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former University of Connecticut women’s soccer player who lost her scholarship after she gave the middle finger to a television camera as the Huskies celebrated winning a conference championship. The former student...

Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe

Nov. 30, 2022 13:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable not just the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but those who schemed to subvert...

Life sentence for poacher who killed German police officers

Nov. 30, 2022 07:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany convicted a 39-year-old man of murder Wednesday in the shooting deaths of two police officers who had stopped him and an accomplice earlier this year on suspicion of poaching. Fatal attacks on police are rare in Germany and the killings of...

Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Nov. 29, 2022 20:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. A...

Bodies-in-suitcases suspect appears in New Zealand court

Nov. 29, 2022 21:26 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A woman who was extradited from South Korea this week after the bodies of her two children were found in abandoned suitcases made her first court appearance in New Zealand on Wednesday. The 42-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of murder....

Portland, Oregon settles lawsuit over police use of tear gas

Nov. 29, 2022 19:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon, has reached a $250,000 settlement to a federal lawsuit over its police bureau's use of tear gas and other crowd control devices during the racial justice protests that rocked its streets in 2020, court documents show. Under the...

Mexico high court upholds keeping military on police duties

Nov. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a constitutional change that allows the military to continue in law enforcement duties until 2028. The court ruled against appeals that argued law enforcement should be left to civilian police forces. Critics warned...

Vet's lawsuit blaming antimalarial drug for psychosis tossed

Nov. 29, 2022 19:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against the maker of an anti-malarial drug blamed for causing psychotic behavior and neurological damage to U.S. servicemembers, ruling that the case had no right to be filed in California. The proposed class-action case...

Records: Bullet found near 2 teens' bodies came from suspect

Nov. 29, 2022 18:32 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An unspent bullet found between the bodies of two teenage girls slain in 2017 “had been cycled through” a pistol owned by the suspect in their deaths, according to court documents an Indiana judge ordered released Tuesday. Court records were sealed last...

Judge orders men who made fake robocalls to register voters

Nov. 29, 2022 17:16 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two men convicted of fraud for targeting Black voters with phony robocalls before the 2020 election must spend 500 hours registering voters in low-income neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., an Ohio judge has ruled. Jacob Wohl, 24, of Irvine, California, and Jack...