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Officer convicted of murder still gets paid in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer convicted of murder for shooting a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head has been taken off duty but will continue to be paid, the city of Huntsville ...

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Drug charges reinstated

A state appeals court has reinstated drug charges that were dismissed by a County Court judge. Defendant James R. Wilcox was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police when methamphetamine and equipment used to make the drug were found ...

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Long suspected of murder, she confessed but avoided prison

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — There was no shortage of tips about who killed Pamela Pitts, a rowdy but compassionate 19-year-old whose body was found burned beyond recognition in a pile of trash in 1988. A Satanic cult. A drug dealer. A ...

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After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help

BOSTON — The recent court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has heightened concerns that tenants won’t receive tens of billions of dollars in promised federal aid in time to avoid getting kicked out of their homes. A federal ...

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AGs urge Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’ proposal

A bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday. The ...

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Tortoise movers sue for $500,000, say Florida moved too fast

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men who relocate gopher tortoises are suing Florida’s wildlife commission, saying they should be awarded at least $500,000 in damages because the agency violated due process by prematurely revoking their company’s license for less ...

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Unpaid rent a major problem that needs more solutions

As the COVID-19 pandemic grew worse last year and employers were forced to reduce their workforce, impacted workers found it difficult to pay rent. To ensure no one would lose their home during the crisis, federal and state eviction moratoriums ...

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Lawsuit filed over fatal motorcycle crash

A Livingston County man is suing Harley Davidson Motor Co. over an allegedly defective motorcycle design that led to an accident that killed the man’s longtime companion. The complaint filed Monday in state Supreme Court also names Stan’s Harley-Davidson, in ...

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Ex-prosecutor settles for $87K in discrimination lawsuit

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Deschutes County deputy district attorney who sued the county, alleging race and sexual discrimination has reached an $87,500 settlement with the county, District Attorney John Hummel announced Thursday. A Portland attorney representing Jasmyn Troncoso, ...

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U.S. citizen in Thailand charged with murdering Thai wife

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Friday they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was interrogated Friday in the northern city of Nan where he ...

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2 arrested in shooting death of 19-year-old man in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last month in Rochester, New York, police said Friday. Kyrique Massey, 31, and Sohn Travis, 32, are charged with second degree murder and criminal possession ...

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