Marathon bomber risks renewed death sentence in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration this week will try to convince the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by arguing that a jury was not required to examine evidence that the government itself had in a earlier phase of the case. Tsarnaev’s guilt in the deaths … Read more

Man in Murkowski Threat Case Didn’t Stay on Top in Alaska City

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man described as a “normal man” who didn’t stand out in his rural Alaskan community is accused of threatening to hire a hit man to kill a U.S. senator. murder. Jay Allen Johnson was to be charged later Friday on charges related to telephone threats he made against US Senator … Read more

Iran FM says more talks are needed with rival Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT (AP) – Iran’s foreign minister said Friday that more talks are needed with regional arch-rival Saudi Arabia to help Tehran and Riyadh improve, but that negotiations are moving in the right direction so far. The comments from Iran’s top diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian came on the last day of his two-day visit to Lebanon. He … Read more

The AP Interview: Jayapal Pushes Biden For $3T Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, says she has pushed President Joe Biden to hold the line and keep his ambitious social spending plan closer to $3 trillion instead of the $2 trillion he has is the pushed to the Democrats in recent days. Jayapal told The … Read more

Don’t blame Ms. O’Leary’s cow for the great Chicago fire

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago seems happy to put the blame for its misfortune on farm animals. For decades, the Cubs’ failure to make it to the World Series was the fault of a goat once thrown from Wrigley Field. And for over a century, a cow owned by Mrs. O’Leary caused the great Chicago fire … Read more

Congo’s famous mountain gorilla dies at age 14 in Virunga Park

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) – Ndakasi, a mountain gorilla made famous for a selfie with her caretaker in Congo’s Virunga National Park, has died aged 14 after a long illness, the park said. “It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of the beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, who has been under the care … Read more

Panel Addresses Issue of Missing, Murdered Native Hawaiian Women

HONOLULU (AP) — In the beginning, he was just a boyfriend. He gave Ashley Maha’a gifts and attention. But then he gave her drugs and became controlling and abusive. He would punish her for breaking ambiguous, undefined “rules,” only to say he was sorry and shower her with flowers and lavish gifts. After a while, … Read more

Wife of assassinated Haiti president meets judge during investigation

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Martine Moïse, the widow of Haiti’s assassinated president, traveled to her homeland on Wednesday to answer behind closed doors questions from a judge overseeing the murder case. Surrounded by heavy security, Moïse waved to supporters shouting “Justice!” shouted. and entered the courthouse in the capital of Port-au-Prince nearly three hours later. … Read more

Evictions begin when US ban ends, but not the dreaded peak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Chandra Dobbs was stunned when the officer showed up at her door with a thick package of eviction papers. She thought she had more time. “I didn’t think I was going to be evicted for applying for housing benefit,” Dobbs said a few days later. “But they didn’t want to wait … Read more

Nobel panel announces 2021 Chemistry Prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced on Wednesday, an award that has also honored breakthroughs that have benefited medicine in the past. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce the recipient at approximately 11:45 AM (0945 GMT; 5:45 AM EDT). It is common for several scientists working in … Read more

French senators arrive in Taiwan amid tensions with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of French senators arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for a five-day visit after a major Chinese fighter jet show of force amid the highest tensions in decades between China and Taiwan. The group, led by Senator Alain Richard, will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwanese economic and health officials … Read more

Opponents of Texas ban on most abortions amplify challenges

CHICAGO (AP) — Opponents of a new ban on most abortions in Texas filed a lawsuit in Illinois on Tuesday after being thwarted for weeks by courts elsewhere in their efforts to block the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. The final legal challenge came when the Biden administration waited for a federal judge in Austin, … Read more

Michigan School Grants Diploma Decades After Sexual Harassment

EAST LANSING, Michigan (AP) — A Michigan State University official delivered a doctorate to a New Jersey man in 2019, decades after he and his wife were sexually harassed by a professor when they were students. Jon Edwards said he stopped pursuing a higher degree in history to protest Harold Marcus’ behavior even though he … Read more

2 Florida officers kill domestic violence suspect

NS. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Two Florida sheriff’s officers shot and killed a domestic violence suspect who refused their orders to drop his weapon, officials said Tuesday. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Officers responded Monday night to a phone call about a domestic dispute between a woman and her ex-boyfriend, according to St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony … Read more

London fire brigade fights fire at Westminster station

LONDON (AP) – The London Fire Brigade says six fire engines and about 40 firefighters are fighting a blaze at Westminster Station, the closest tube station to the British Parliament and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s residence at 10. Downing Street. In a statement on Twitter on Tuesday, London’s fire brigade said the fire is targeting … Read more

Home sales and prices in Toronto soar, but new offers in September: TRREB

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says the market kicked off the sales season in the fall with an 18 percent increase in September homes sold and a 34 percent drop in new listings. Ontario’s board revealed on Tuesday that 11,033 homes in the region changed hands last month, up from 9,046 in September last year. … Read more

UK plans protest after ecogroup blocks highways

MANCHESTER, England (AP) – The British government said on Tuesday it will introduce tough new laws against disruptive protesters after environmentalists blocked roads, highways and bridges to highlight climate change. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government would “close the loopholes” used by protesters, whom she called “criminals”. She said, “freedom to protest is a … Read more

Questions Amid Ida’s Destruction: To Stay? Movement? How far?

DULAC, La. (AP) – Coy Verdin grew up about 100 feet (30 meters) out of the slow-flowing waters of Bayou Grand Caillou and a few miles north of Louisiana’s swampy coast. His parents still live in the firmly anchored, elevated mobile home that overlooks the sprawling oak trees that frame their bayou views. The 52-year-old’s … Read more

Biden Eager To Leave DC, Push Spending Plan Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is changing strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plans by traveling outside of Washington and courting Democrats who have complained of feeling left out. With his agenda in jeopardy on Capitol Hill, Biden will visit the Michigan district of a moderate Democratic legislator on Tuesday who has urged … Read more

Progressive Mayors Seek Re-election in Albuquerque, Santa Fe

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Progressive mayors are seeking reelection in New Mexico’s largest city and state’s burgeoning capital as voting begins Tuesday, facing challenges from Spanish candidates from the Democratic Party’s more conservative wing . The November 2 election is a preamble to the 2022 state and congressional contests, where Democrats hope to expand … Read more

US unveils guidelines for federal vaccine mandate, waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just weeks to go before federal employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the federal government on Monday set out procedures for employees to request medical or religious exemptions from President Joe Biden’s mandate. The Office of Management and Budget released the new guideline Monday afternoon before the November 22 … Read more

Ambassador Bridge fully reopens after investigation into possible explosives

The Ambassador Bridge border crossing was fully reopened late Monday afternoon following a police investigation into an “isolated incident” of possible explosives found in a vehicle. Police said they had arrested one person in connection with the investigation that significantly hampered traffic over the bridge connecting Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan. The Canada Border Services … Read more

Taliban Appointments Added To All-Male Afghan Government Team

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban doubled their hardline on Monday in a third round of nominations by the Afghan government, involving a large number of men appointed to deputy positions, a spokesman said. None of the 38 new appointments announced by chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid had women. They consisted of members who were entirely … Read more

Florida school murder case postponed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — The trial of the suspect in the 2018 Florida high school massacre for fighting a prison guard was postponed Monday because his lead attorney in the case was hospitalized. Circuit judge Elizabeth Scherer ruled that jury selection in Nikolas Cruz’s battery charging trial now begins on Tuesday and that testimony … Read more

US journalist imprisoned in Myanmar faces new indictment

BANGKOK (AP) – An American journalist who spent more than four months in pre-trial detention in military-ruled Myanmar has been charged with a second offense, his lawyer said Monday, as authorities refused to disclose the reason behind his arrest. . Danny Fenster, editor-in-chief of Yangon-based online news and business magazine Frontier Myanmar, has been charged … Read more

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