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Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.
Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

NEW YORK — Mystikal, convicted almost two decades ago of sexual battery and recently cleared of a second allegation of rape and kidnapping, acknowledges his past puts him in a “horrible fraternity.
Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt

Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt

LOS ANGELES — The suspect in the 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart killed her while trying rape her in his dorm room and his father helped hide the body, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said Wednesday.
Defence expert blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

Defence expert blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defence Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, contradicting prosecution experts who sa

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting Awards

NEW YORK — Fiction authors Steven Dunn and Tope Falarin and dramatists Jordan E. Cooper and Sylvia Khoury are among this year's winners of the Whiting Awards, honours with a cash prize of $50,000 that are presented to each of 10 emerging writers.
Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

After months on lam, slaughterhouse escapee beefalo caught

PLYMOUTH, Conn. — After more than 250 days on the run, an 800- to 900-pound (360- to 410-kilogram) beefalo that has been roaming the woods in western Connecticut since it escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse has been captured, police said.
Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for women trying
Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.

Fed survey: Economy rebounding, helped by stimulus, vaccines

A Federal Reserve survey has found that the economy was rebounding in late February through early April, helped by billions of dollars in a new round of stimulus payments and the stepped-up rollout of coronavirus vaccines.