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After 2-year-old girl shoots self, man becomes first person charged under Michigan's gun storage law

Feb. 21, 2024 18:46 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man whose 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver last week became the first person charged under the state’s new law requiring safe storage of guns, just days after the new measure took effect as part of a sweeping reform of gun regulations...

Seattle police officer who struck and killed graduate student from India won't face felony charges

Feb. 21, 2024 18:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington state said Wednesday they will not file felony charges against a Seattle police officer who struck and killed a graduate student from India while responding to an overdose call — a case that attracted widespread attention after another officer was...

Republican prosecutor in Arizona takes swipe at New York district attorney prosecuting Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 18:30 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican prosecutor of Arizona's most populous county took a thinly veiled swipe at a Democratic counterpart in the East on Wednesday, saying she would not agree to extradition of a suspect in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room, and...

Jury selection begins for trial of 'Rust' armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Mexico are pursuing accountability for the 2021 death of a cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal for the Western film “Rust.” Before Baldwin's case progresses, the armorer on the set is being tried...

Alabama seeks to carry out second execution using controversial nitrogen gas method

Feb. 21, 2024 18:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to put a second inmate to death using nitrogen gas, a move that comes a month after the state carried out the first execution using the controversial new method. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office asked the state Supreme...

Feds accuse alleged Japanese crime boss with conspiring to traffic nuclear material

Feb. 21, 2024 17:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A leader of a Japan-based crime syndicate conspired to traffic uranium and plutonium from Myanmar in the belief that Iran would use it to make nuclear weapons, U.S. prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Takeshi Ebisawa, 60, and his confederates showed samples of nuclear...

James Biden tells GOP lawmakers that Joe Biden had no involvement in the family's business dealings

Feb. 21, 2024 17:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden “never had any involvement” in the business dealings of other members of his family, his brother James Biden testified Wednesday as he appeared for a voluntary private interview on Capitol Hill as part of House Republicans' impeachment inquiry. ...

Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch resolves Vegas DUI case without a trial or conviction

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch resolved a drunken driving case without a trial or DUI conviction Wednesday, 18 months after police found him asleep in the driver’s seat of a damaged luxury sports car in Las Vegas. A city judge accepted an agreement that...

What to know about the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Five days after 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham went missing, her body was found in a Texas river near her home and a family friend who authorities say was supposed to be taking her to the school bus stop the day she disappeared is charged with killing her. Early in the investigation,...

Third suspect in plot to kill Iranian American author on US soil extradited to face charges

Feb. 21, 2024 16:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspect charged in a plot to kill an Iranian American author and activist has been extradited from the Czech Republic to face charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Polad Omarov was arrested by Czech officials in January 2023, when charges were...