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Defense lawyer: Newspaper gunman ‘deranged’ and ‘delusional’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was delusional and believed the state’s judicial system was conspiring with the Capital Gazette to persecute him and ruin his life, his attorney told a jury Tuesday, ...

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North Carolina bill aims to stop prosecuting 6-year-olds

RALEIGH, N.C. — Children as young as 6 can be prosecuted in North Carolina juvenile court — the lowest age set by law in the country — but a bipartisan effort would raise the minimum age of delinquency to 10 ...

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18-year-old killed, 3 hurt in Rochester parking lot shooting


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager was killed and three other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a fight in a parking lot in Rochester early Monday, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. in a parking ...

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Religion and free speech among cases justices could add

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, likely later this week, they could say ...

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Habitat for Humanity struggles with high construction costs

In this photo provided by Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, a home is constructed by Habitat for Humanity on Sept. 12, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. Reeling from massive cutbacks in volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and grappling with high construction costs, Habitat for Humanity affiliates would be the first to admit they’re struggling. (Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County via AP)

Reeling from massive cutbacks in volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and grappling with high construction costs, Habitat for Humanity leaders would be the first to admit they’re struggling. The past year has felt like one punch after the other, they ...

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Before building collapse, $9M+ in repairs needed

Workers search in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. One hundred fifty-nine people were still unaccounted for two days after Thursday's collapse, which killed at least four. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Owners of units in a Florida oceanfront condo building that collapsed with deadly consequences were just days away from a deadline to start making steep payments toward more than $9 million in major repairs that had been recommended nearly three ...

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Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill preside Monday, April 19, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin was later convicted of  the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd.  (Court TV via AP, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the ...

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Cases challenge no-parole terms for young adult killers

In this June 26, 2018, file photo, then-Suffolk County District Attorney Democratic candidate Rachael Rollins in Boston. Rollins, now Suffolk County District Attorney, said recently that she will urge the Supreme Judicial Court to follow Washington State and rule that those youth offenders must get a special sentencing hearing to consider their age before punishments can be handed down, especially in life without parole sentences. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

BOSTON (AP) — They were convicted of the same crime: the 2011 killing of a Boston teen as part of a gang feud. But Nyasani Watt — who pulled the trigger — will be able to fight for his release ...

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Judge appears skeptical over effort to dismiss Dominion suit

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for then  President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared skeptical of arguments to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over baseless 2020 election claims made by Trump allies Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and the MyPillow Guy. The ...

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