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Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters

Feb. 24, 2024 14:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of anti-Black prejudice in the U.S. legal...

Caribbean officials search for 2 people aboard a yacht they say was hijacked by 3 escaped prisoners

Feb. 24, 2024 13:29 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean said they were trying to locate two people believed to be U.S. citizens who were aboard a yacht that was hijacked by three escaped prisoners from Grenada. The Royal Grenada Police Force said in a statement released...

Jury convicts Southern California socialite in 2020 hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers

Feb. 23, 2024 23:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California socialite was found guilty Friday of murder and other charges in the hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers in a crosswalk more than three years ago. Authorities said Rebecca Grossman, wife of a prominent Los Angeles burn doctor, fatally...

Assault claims roil Iditarod sled dog race as 2 top mushers are disqualified, then 1 reinstated

Feb. 23, 2024 19:49 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Claims of violence against women are roiling the world's most famous sled dog race — Alaska's Iditarod — with officials disqualifying two top mushers this week and then quickly reinstating one of them on Friday, days before the start. The upheaval began...

Trump's lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity

Feb. 23, 2024 19:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case charging him with illegally retaining classified documents, claiming in part that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution even as that sweeping argument has so far in failed in federal...

Backstory of disputed 'Hotel California' lyrics pages 'just felt thin,' ex-auction exec says

Feb. 23, 2024 19:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Christie's was offered the chance to sell 13 pages of draft lyrics to the Eagles’ “Hotel California” in 2015, auction house executive Tom Lecky was “super excited.” But red flags started waving when seller Craig Inciardi said he had gotten them from a...

Wisconsin ethics panel recommends felony charges against Trump committee, lawmaker

Feb. 23, 2024 16:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Ethics Commission has recommended that state prosecutors file felony charges against a fundraising committee for former President Donald Trump and a Republican state lawmaker related to an effort to unseat Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. The ethics...

Teen charged in fatal shooting of Detroit-area man who sought to expose sexual predators

Feb. 23, 2024 12:56 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A 17-year-old male has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Detroit-area man who had been trying to expose sexual predators by posing as a teenaged girl on social media in unauthorized “sting” operations. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald...

Suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance won't respond to charges at his unrelated German trial

Feb. 23, 2024 11:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man who is also under investigation in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann won't respond to unrelated charges of sexual offenses at a trial that opened last week in Germany, his lawyer said Friday. The 47-year-old German, who has been identified by...

Professional bowler extradited to Ohio weeks after arrest while competing in Indiana tournament

Feb. 23, 2024 11:19 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A professional bowler who was arrested by U.S. Marshals while he was competing in an Indiana tournament earlier this month has been extradited back to Ohio to face charges related to child sexual abuse material. Brandon Novak, 35, of Chillicothe, Ohio, was...