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Person accused in fatal shooting of 2 in Georgia dies by suicide while fleeing, police say

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a person suspected of fatally shooting two people northwest of Atlanta died by suicide while fleeing officers. The Cobb County Police Department says their major crimes unit is investigating a double homicide that happened Thursday near a dental office in Smyrna. Police say their preliminary investigation suggests that a

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Judge scolds prosecutors as she delays hearing for co-defendant in Trump classified documents case

By TERRY SPENCER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has scolded federal prosecutors in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump as she abruptly postponed a hearing to determine if the lawyer for a co-defendant had a conflict of interest. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon accused prosecutors

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Mexico takes mining company to court seeking new remediation effort for Sonora river pollution

By DANIEL SHAILER Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is pursuing a criminal complaint against the country’s largest copper producer seeking to force a new remediation program for river pollution in the northern state of Sonora. The government’s top environment official announced Thursday that the complaint was filed in August and involves remediation funding

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The approved multistate wind-power transmission line will increase energy capacity for Missouri

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators are allowing a multistate wind-energy power line to increase the amount of power to the state’s consumers. State regulators on Thursday gave permission for the Grain Belt Express to expand to bring as much as 2,500 megawatts of power to Missouri. That’s the equivalent

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Court hearing to discuss contested Titanic expedition is canceled after firm scales back dive plan

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal admiralty court in Virginia has canceled a hearing to discuss a contested expedition to the Titanic shipwreck. The cancellation comes after a company significantly scaled back its dive plans. RMST Titanic Inc. owns the salvage rights to the Titanic. It originally planned to possibly

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Unpublished works and manuscript by legendary Argentine writer Cortázar sell for $42,120 at auction

By GUILLERMO GARAT Associated Press MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A buyer from Argentina has paid $42,120 for a manuscript of works, including seven unpublished stories, by legendary Argentine writer Julio Cortázar at an auction in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. The bundle of 60-year-old sheets bound together with metal fasteners and bearing the inscription “Julio Cortázar.

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Republicans tweak Brewers stadium repair plan to cut the total public contribution by $54 million

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have tweaked their plan to help fund repairs at the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium to scale back the total public contribution by $54 million. A legislative committee approved the changes Thursday afternoon. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the full chamber will vote

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1 of 2 Colorado officers convicted in Elijah McClain’s death after neck hold, ketamine injection

By COLLEEN SLEVIN and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a Denver-area police officer and acquitted another of charges in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became a rallying cry in protests over racial injustice in policing. Aurora police officer Randy Roedema was found guilty

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El Salvador is gradually filling its new mega prison with alleged gang members

By MARCOS ALEMÁN Associated Press TECOLUCA, El Salvador (AP) — With tattoo-covered faces, wearing white shirts and shorts, gang members captured during El Salvador’s state of exception are gradually filling the country’s new mega prison. Unveiled earlier this year, the prison 45 miles southeast of the capital now holds some 12,000 accused or convicted gang

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Northwestern State football player shot and killed near campus, coach calls it ‘a tremendous loss’

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A Northwestern State University football player has been shot and killed near an apartment complex not far from campus in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Police found 21-year-old Ronald Caldwell with multiple gunshot wounds at around 1 a.m. on Thursday. No arrests have been made. A junior from Austin, Texas, he played safety and

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