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8 ethnic Albanians convicted in Kosovo of terrorism charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:58am

A Kosovo court on Wednesday convicted eight ethnic Albanian men of preparing terrorist acts and trying to destabilize the country's constitutional order.

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:47am

Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Hearing may set order of R. Kelly's Chicago sex abuse trials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:29am

Prosecutors in Chicago were expected to announce on Wednesday which of the sex charges against R&B singer R. Kelly they want to take to trial first.

Unprovoked shark attacks drop worldwide, but not in the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:21am

Unprovoked shark attacks around the world decreased last year, although they rose in the United States, according to researchers.

Detroit orchestra names Jader Bignamini next music director

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:06am

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced the selection of Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its next music director.

Man cleared of murder walks free after 28 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:57am

A man who served nearly three decades in prison for a triple killing in Philadelphia in what prosecutors called a “perfect storm” of injustice was freed after a judge threw out his conviction.

Ex-VA employee sentenced for leaking Ojeda's medical records

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:48am

A former Department of Veterans Affairs employee has been sentenced to six months in prison for leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for Congress in West Virginia.

Attacking coyote that was strangled by victim had rabies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:27am

A coyote that was strangled by a man after attacking his child had rabies, and it may not be the only one, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

MacDowell artist colony chooses Nell Painter as new chair

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:39am

The MacDowell Colony, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious artist colonies, has chosen the author-educator Nell Painter as its new board chair.

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:42pm

A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

A #MeToo moment: Harvey Weinstein trial set to open

Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:05pm

Harvey Weinstein arrived at court Wednesday to face the biggest trial of the # MeToo era, with opening statements soon to start in the rape case seen as a symbol of a global reckoning with sexual misconduct by powerful men.

Judge rejects city's effort to end teen death lawsuit

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:04pm

An Ohio judge decided Wednesday to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a 16-year-old student who died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat, despite making two 911 calls.

Ambersnail found in Arizona, Utah to lose endangered status

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:01pm

An amber-colored snail found in Arizona and Utah could be losing it status as an endangered species.

Petition seeks federal protections for Rio Grande fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:00pm

Environmentalists are asking federal wildlife managers to used the Endangered Species Act to protect a fish found only in the Rio Grande in Texas and the Pecos River in New Mexico.

5th body found on Tijuana lot; suspect remains in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:23pm

A fifth body has been found on a property in this border city, and Mexican officials said Tuesday that they are beginning to suspect they may have a serial killer in custody.

Flight from Detroit to South Korea makes emergency landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:41pm

A Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Seoul, South Korea, had to make an emergency landing Tuesday in Fairbanks after the airplane had engine trouble, Fairbanks International Airport said.

Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:14pm

Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee in the disabled seating behind the Wildcats' basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player threatening to swing a stool.

Ex-Mississippi State football player found dead in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:00pm

The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.

Norwegian tanker owner denies fault in fatal Texas collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:23pm

The owner of a chemical tanker ship has denied any liability for a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Texas that killed one crew member and left two more missing and presumed dead.