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The Colorado shooting suspect's 2021 case dropped for lack of cooperation, DA says
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:55:15 -0500
The 2021 charges against Anderson Lee Aldrich were dropped despite authorities finding a "tub" full of bomb-making chemicals and later receiving warnings from other relatives.
Former evangelical activist says he 'pushed the boundaries' in Supreme Court dealings
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 17:28:48 -0500
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, the Rev. Rob Schenck said he knew the outcome of a pivotal religious freedom decision weeks before the Supreme Court released it in 2014.
The very last 747 jet has been made, ending a run of more than 50 years
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:16:58 -0500
Boeing says the last 747 it will ever build left its assembly line this week. It's the end of an aviation era that began with Pan Am's first commercial flight of the jumbo jet in 1970.
South Koreans are getting a year younger, parliament rules
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:16:22 -0500
In a country that uses different age-counting systems, South Koreans will change to an internationally recognized style. They could lose one or two years when the change goes into effect in June.
Biden vows to bring longtime detainee Paul Whelan home from Russia too
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:58:56 -0500
The former U.S. Marine has been held in Russia since 2018. As supporters celebrate Brittney Griner's release, they — Whelan himself included — are wondering why he was left behind.
FTC sues to block the $69 billion Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:55:45 -0500
The Federal Trade Commission said Microsoft's planned takeover of the video game company could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
The FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:14:54 -0500
The decision aims to better protect the littlest kids amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases around the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to sign off soon.
A House report cites Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder's role in 'toxic' culture
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 13:15:01 -0500
The NFL team created a "toxic work culture" for more than two decades, "ignoring and downplaying sexual misconduct" by men at the top levels of the organization, according to a House panel's report.
Polygamous 'prophet' leader had child brides, documents say
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 13:00:50 -0500
The leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet, new court documents show.
Hundreds of authors give support to striking workers at HarperCollins
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 12:38:24 -0500
Authors such as Barbara Kingsolver and Jacqueline Woodson have pledged not to submit work to HarperCollins until the strike has resolved.
Photos from the 2022 FIFA World Cup's Round of 16
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:54:48 -0500
The 2022 World Cup's Round of 16 took place this past week, with the top half of competing countries now reduced to eight teams.
Céline Dion was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome. Here's how it affects people
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:13:10 -0500
The singer repeatedly postponed performances in the past year because of severe muscle spasms. In a tearful Instagram post, she revealed she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
There's a lithium mining boom, but it's not a jobs bonanza
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:08:57 -0500
The promised surge in clean-energy jobs from the growing popularity of electric vehicles in the U.S. is mostly focused farther down the supply chain, like at battery assembly plants.
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been freed from a Russian prison
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:20:17 -0500
Griner was traded for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The swap did not include former Marine Paul Whelan who remains imprisoned in Russia on espionage charges the U.S. says are false.
Iran carries out the first known execution of a prisoner arrested in recent protests
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:05:11 -0500
Other detainees also face the possibility of the death penalty for their involvement in the protests, which began in mid-September, first as an outcry against Iran's morality police.