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Court weighs groping suit against Indiana over ex-top lawyer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for women who say Indiana’s former attorney general drunkenly groped them argued Thursday that a federal appeals court should allow their lawsuit against the state...
Dec. 2, 2021

Nurse gets 10 years for sex assault of incapacitated woman

A former Arizona nurse was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman at a long-term care facility where she later gave birth. Nathan...
Dec. 2, 2021

Jury nearly complete for Potter trial in Daunte Wright death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death neared completion Thursday, with just two alternates needed ahead of...
Dec. 2, 2021

DA: Overworked assistant set bail too low for parade suspect

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County's top prosecutor said Thursday that a young assistant in his office rushed to set $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his...
Dec. 2, 2021

Ex-Epstein staffer testifies teen accusers visited mansion

NEW YORK (AP) — A former housekeeper testified Thursday that two women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them as teens were repeated visitors to his Palm Beach...
Dec. 2, 2021

House votes to fund government into February, avoid weekend shutdown; quick Senate action in doubt over vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to fund government into February, avoid weekend shutdown; quick Senate action in doubt over vaccine mandates.
Dec. 2, 2021

Virginia announces football coach Bronco Mendenhall will step down after the team's bowl game

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia announces football coach Bronco Mendenhall will step down after the team's bowl game.
Dec. 2, 2021

Tensions grow over Ukraine with the trading of threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met face-to-face with his Russian counterpart on Thursday to demand Russia pull back troops from the border with Ukraine, as tensions...
Dec. 2, 2021

UNLV, fraternity suspend chapter after fatal boxing event

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fraternity that organized a charity boxing match where a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student competitor collapsed and later died of head injuries has been...
Dec. 2, 2021

Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning 24...
Dec. 2, 2021

Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth...
Dec. 2, 2021

Broad rally lifts US stocks after run of volatile trading

A broad rally on Wall Street pushed stocks higher Thursday, giving the S&P 500 its best day in seven weeks as the market recouped some of its losses after a...
Dec. 2, 2021

Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she...
Dec. 2, 2021

Correction: Child Suicide-Bullying story

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — In a story published December 1, 2021, about the suicide of a young girl, The Associated Press, using data provided by Utah state health officials, erroneously...
Dec. 2, 2021

OPEC, allies stick to modest output boost despite omicron

NEW YORK (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries decided Thursday to stick to their plans to boost oil production even as the new omicron variant cast a shadow of...
Dec. 2, 2021

Striking Kellogg's workers to get 3% raises in new contract

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike if the deal...
Dec. 2, 2021

Charging decision anticipated for Michigan shooter's parents

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went...
Dec. 2, 2021

Jury for officer's trial in Daunte Wright death reaches 11

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection moved forward Thursday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death, with the 10th and 11th jurors seated...
Dec. 2, 2021

Live updates: Colorado confirms case of omicron variant

DENVER -- Colorado became the third U.S. state to detect a case of the omicron variant in a woman who had recently traveled to Africa, state health officials announced Thursday...
Dec. 2, 2021

WWII vet who survived COVID-19 honored on 105th birthday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Alabama who survived COVID-19 last year will be honored on his 105th birthday Friday with the French Legion of Honor...
Dec. 2, 2021

Sports betting ads: Industry weighs how much is too much?

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — If you've turned on a television in the last three years, chances are you've been inundated with advertisements for sports betting, and not only during game...
Dec. 2, 2021

EXPLAINER: Must employers follow Biden's vaccine mandates?

Millions of health care workers across the U.S. were supposed to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this coming Monday under a mandate issued by President Joe...
Dec. 2, 2021

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine...
Dec. 2, 2021

Court weighs groping suit against Indiana's ex-top lawyer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for women who say Indiana’s former attorney general drunkenly groped them argued Thursday that a federal appeals court should allow their lawsuit against the state...
Dec. 2, 2021

US appeals court to rehear Tennessee abortion ban argument

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded historic arguments over abortion, a federal appeals court signaled it might be willing to allow yet another restrictive...
Dec. 2, 2021

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