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Feb 23, 2024

Parts of a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Denver have been stolen

The Denver Police Department’s Bias-Motivated Crime Unit is investigating.

Feb 23, 2024

Alabama’s frozen embryo ruling is having its first effects

On Wednesday, the University of Alabama Birmingham hospital paused IVF treatments.

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Feb 22, 2024

New York AG says she’ll seize Donald Trump’s property if he can’t pay $454 million civil fraud debt

Trump will receive an automatic stay if he puts up money.

Feb 21, 2024

Federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers are being automatically canceled, Biden says

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration was automatically canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers, putting the spotlight on his debt cancellation efforts as he ramps up his reelection campaign.

Feb 20, 2024

Welcome to the ‘Hotel California’ case: The trial over handwritten lyrics to an Eagles classic

The song, "Hotel California," became one of rock's most indelible singles. And nearly a half-century later, those handwritten pages of lyrics-in-the-making have become the center of an unusual criminal trial set to open Wednesday.

Feb 19, 2024

California judge under investigation for alleged antisemitism and ethical violations

A Northern California judge is under investigation by a state agency for allegedly making antisemitic remarks when addressing a deputy public defender, failing to recuse himself from cases involving attorneys and other people he socialized with, sexually harassing women, and other ethical violations.

Feb 18, 2024

State governments looking to protect health-related data as it’s used in abortion battle

Some state governments and federal regulators were already moving to keep individuals' reproductive health information private when a U.S. senator's report last week offered a new jolt, describing how cellphone location data was used to send millions of anti-abortion ads to people who visited Planned Parenthood offices.

Feb 16, 2024

Georgia case against Chesebro, Trump in legal jeopardy as DA Willis faces misconduct charges

It is not yet known if the judge will rule on whether Willis and her office should be disqualified from the case.

Feb 16, 2024

A loophole got him a free New York hotel stay for five years. Then he claimed to own the building

For five years, a New York City man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law.

Feb 14, 2024

Plush wars? Squishmallows toy maker and Build-A-Bear sue each other over ‘copycat’ accusations

It turns out there are lots of sharp elbows in the plush toy business. Build-A-Bear and the makers of Squishmallows are facing off in federal court.

Feb 14, 2024

Artificial intelligence, real emotion. Companion apps raise privacy questions

A few months ago, Derek Carrier started seeing someone and became infatuated. He experienced a "ton" of romantic feelings but he also knew it was an illusion.

Feb 12, 2024

Counsel slams Trump-appointed judge for handling of prosecution

In August 2022, FBI agents executed a search warrant of Trump's Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, where they recovered boxes of classified documents.

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