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AP: US opera union probe finds Placido Domingo abused power, prompting apology from legendary tenor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:17pm

AP: US opera union probe finds Placido Domingo abused power, prompting apology from legendary tenor.

Appeals court blocks release of ''Bolder Than Most' rapist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:51pm

A California appeals court on Monday blocked the release of a man dubbed the “Bolder Than Most" rapist who was charged with a string of bizarre and brutal attacks in the San Diego area in the 1980s.

Rep. Fred Upton announces he will seek 18th term in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:11pm

Michigan Republican congressman Fred Upton announced Monday he will seek re-election to his Sixth Congressional District seat located in the southwest corner of the state.

Bryant fans from near and far find closure at LA memorial

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:05pm

When Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his last NBA game in 2016, Kristian Beflic was there, having come all the way from Germany to watch. When Bryant's jersey was retired at Staples Center before a game the following year, Beflic was there again.

Minnesota prosecutor defends Burrell conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:40pm

A Minnesota prosecutor said Monday his office has spent weeks reviewing a murder conviction raised by Amy Klobuchar on the presidential debate stage, saying he believes the evidence that sent a black teenager to prison for life was “quite strong."

Man charged with killing 8 won't testify in his own trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:37pm

A man charged with killing a deputy sheriff and seven other people in Mississippi in 2017 said Monday that he did not want to testify in his own trial where he could face the death penalty.

'The sky is blue again': Weinstein's accusers express relief

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:14pm

Actress Mira Sorvino broke down in tears as she described her reaction to the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein: relief, that the fallen movie mogul would not go unpunished. A tinge of disappointment, that he was acquitted of the most serious charges, two counts of predatory sexual assault. But most of all gratitude, to the six accusers who were brave enough to testify — and the jurors who believed them.

Suspect in multiple Michigan slayings shoots self in head

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:06pm

A man suspected of at least a half-dozen slayings and other crimes in and around Detroit shot himself in the head while being pursued by police, authorities said Monday.

Judge declares mother legally insane in 2017 family stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:03pm

A woman charged with fatally stabbing her 5-year-old son and wounding her husband at an on-campus housing complex at the University of North Carolina was found legally insane on Monday.

Sanders comments on Castro could pose hurdles in Florida

Bobby Caina Calvan and Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:58pm

Like many young voters in Florida, Jared Machado is concerned about rising sea levels, college tuition and landing a job when he graduates from the University of Florida in a few months. But the political science and history major can't ignore how his father and grandparents came to the United States: as refugees fleeing communist Cuba.

Alabama inmate spared by dementia argument dies on death row

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:48pm

An Alabama inmate spared from execution by questions over whether dementia had erased memories of his crime has died on death row at the age of 69, state officials said Monday.

Safety group to convene after Mardi Gras float deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:47pm

A new group focused on Mardi Gras-season parade safety will begin work late this week or early next week, New Orleans' police chief said Monday in discussing the city's response to the recent deaths of two people in float-related accidents.

2 teens seriously wounded in stabbing at Hawaii high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:28pm

Two 16-year-olds were stabbed and seriously wounded at a Hawaii high school Monday.

State documents: Top DHS manager knew of arousal study plans

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:26pm

A recently retired official overseeing Iowa’s mental health and disability services programs knew almost two years ago of plans to perform sexual experiments at a state-run institution, document released Monday indicate.

Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous bus

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:05pm

An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that has become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the “Into the Wild” book and movie.

Warrant: Boyfriend strangled slain Georgia student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:03pm

A 23-year-old Georgia college student whose body was found days after she disappeared was strangled, according to an arrest warrant.

World's first in vitro cheetah cubs born at Ohio zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:01pm

Two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer to a surrogate mother for the first time, Ohio zoo officials announced Monday.

Famed coach Tuberville runs for Senate seat as an outsider

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:39pm

As former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville made his way through the Irondale Cafe on Monday, diners stood up from plates of fried green tomatoes to ask for selfies or to greet him with a hearty Auburn “War Eagle” or a teasing “Roll Tide.”

Donald Trump Jr. receives permit to hunt Alaska grizzly bear

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:32pm

The oldest son of President Donald Trump has received a permit to hunt and kill a grizzly bear in Alaska, officials said Monday.