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Behind the wait for a verdict at Maxwell jury deliberations

Behind the wait for a verdict at Maxwell jury deliberations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial was a four-week winding road featuring sordid testimony by four women who accused the British socialite of grooming their teenage selves for abuse at the hands of financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Colorado wildfires burn hundreds of homes, force evacuations

Colorado wildfires burn hundreds of homes, force evacuations

DENVER (AP) — An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening.

Authorities: Guardians killed Alaska boy after mom's death

A 2-year-old Alaska boy has been killed by his guardians months after his father strangled his mother, authorities said. Steven Melovidov Jr.

Prince Andrew's accuser insists she's a US resident

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the woman who says Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 insisted in a court filing Thursday that she’s a U.S. resident even though the prince’s lawyers say otherwise.
Biden, Putin trade frank talk as alarm rises over Ukraine

Biden, Putin trade frank talk as alarm rises over Ukraine

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Judge sides with law enforcement in pipeline protest suit

Judge sides with law enforcement in pipeline protest suit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sided with local law enforcement in a case brought by Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators alleging excessive use of force by police at a protest site in North Dakota in 2016.
US children hospitalized with COVID in record numbers

US children hospitalized with COVID in record numbers

SEATTLE (AP) — The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in record numbers, and experts lament that most of the youngsters are not vaccinated.
Israel approves 4th vaccine dose for most vulnerable

Israel approves 4th vaccine dose for most vulnerable

TEL AVIV (AP) — Israel has approved a fourth vaccine dose for people most vulnerable to COVID-19, an official said Thursday, becoming one of the first countries to do so as it braces for a wave of infections fueled by the omicron variant.
Group: Sudanese forces fire at anti-coup rally; 4 killed

Group: Sudanese forces fire at anti-coup rally; 4 killed

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition at protesters rallying Thursday in the country's capital and elsewhere against the October military coup. At least four protesters were killed, a Sudanese medical group said.
Hong Kong editors charged with sedition, US criticizes raid

Hong Kong editors charged with sedition, US criticizes raid

HONG KONG (AP) — Two former editors from a Hong Kong online pro-democracy news outlet were charged with sedition and denied bail Thursday, a day after one of the last openly critical voices in the city said it would cease operations following a polic