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Expert at murder trial: Uber rider stabbed up to 120 times

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There were more than 100 stab wounds on a South Carolina university student killed by a man who attacked her after she mistakenly thought his car was her Uber ride, a pathologist testified Monday. There was ...

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R. Kelly lawyers: We’ll fight bid to add claims to trial

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s lawyers said Monday they would fight prosecutors’ bid to tell jurors about allegations beyond the actual charges  at his upcoming federal sex trafficking trial. “This is nothing more than a veiled effort to pile ...

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Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy. With few U.S. restrictions on ...

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US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn’t factor success

SAN FRANCISCO — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their greater success than the American men was not taken into account by a trial court judge ...

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Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI’s background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to ...

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Mario Batali harassment probe settlement: $600K to accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve a four-year investigation by the state attorney general’s office into allegations that Batali, restaurant managers ...

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More lawsuits filed in Kirk Ashton case

Two more families have filed lawsuits against the Hilton Central School District and Kirk Ashton, the elementary school principal accused of sexually abusing young boys in his office. Ashton was principal of Northwood Elementary School in the district from 2004 ...

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50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was the right-hand man to his musical ...

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Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. Attorney General Merrick Garland ...

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FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted to riveting new details of its role in the conspiracy Thursday as part of a settlement agreement with federal prosecutors, including how ...

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