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Texas AG denies he ‘ran’ to avoid subpoenas, says he felt threatened

A process server claimed Monday that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) ran to avoid subpoenas in a lawsuit concerning out-of-state abortion access.

By Julian MarkSeptember 27, 2022

Judge lets Jan. 6 defendant have guns to hunt so he can save on groceries

An Arkansas man accused of breaking into the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, estimated he could save $5,000 on groceries if permitted to use guns to go hunting.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 27, 2022

Videos show train crash into Colorado police cruiser with woman inside

Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, 20, was handcuffed in a Colorado police vehicle parked on the tracks when a train slammed into the cruiser, body-cam footage shows.

By Julian MarkSeptember 26, 2022

A volcano in Tonga birthed a new island. Consider it limited edition.

A flurry of volcanic activity created a new island in Tonga. But the question remains: How long will it last before sinking back into the ocean?

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 26, 2022

A soccer player was spooked before fatal plane crash. So was his pilot.

Recordings obtained by the BBC capture a pilot's concerns before the 2019 plane crash that killed Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala.

By Julian MarkSeptember 23, 2022

A brewery grew its own hops for a local IPA. The city mowed them down.

Philadelphia Brewing Co. was forced to cancel the release of its Harvest from the Hood IPA after city workers mowed down its entire crop of hops.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 23, 2022

Trump says presidents can declassify docs ‘even by thinking about it’

During an appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, Donald Trump provided no evidence that he had declassified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence.

By Julian MarkSeptember 22, 2022

Woman says Eliza Fletcher would be alive if police acted sooner in 2021 rape

Alicia Franklin is suing the Memphis Police Department, saying the man charged in the killing of Eliza Fletcher should have been arrested for raping her in 2021.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 22, 2022

Black students say school district is trying to ‘steal’ their podcast

Four Black students are fighting their school district for the “Know Justice, Know Peace” racial justice podcast they say they created after George Floyd was murdered.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 22, 2022

Venezuela’s top leaders committing crimes against humanity: U.N. report

In a new report, the United Nations detailed the chain of command behind torture carried out in Venezuela, pointing to President Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 21, 2022

Judge orders accused Planned Parenthood shooter to be forcibly medicated

A federal judge has ordered the accused Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter to be involuntarily medicated so that he can stand trial.

By Julian MarkSeptember 21, 2022

Woman who staged her own kidnapping sentenced to 18 months in prison

After admitting to staging her own kidnapping, Sherri Papini was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison.

By Julian MarkSeptember 20, 2022

As NYC shelters near capacity, city might put migrants on cruise ships

Amid an influx of migrants that's straining New York City shelters, Mayor Eric Adams has suggested using cruise ships as temporary housing.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 20, 2022

Prosecutor suspended over claim he pressured defendant for nude photos

A judge said there's enough evidence to show that Ronnie Goldy Jr.'s "professional misconduct poses a substantial threat of harm to the public."

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 20, 2022

University of Oregon apologizes for anti-Mormon chant at BYU football game

A Brigham Young University alum recorded University of Oregon fans chanting an obscene anti-Mormon chorus in a video that’s been viewed nearly a million times.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 19, 2022

GOP senator says he won’t back Graham’s proposed national abortion ban

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham’s proposed nationwide abortion ban after 15 weeks has sowed division within the Republican party, with Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota being the latest to oppose the bill.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 19, 2022

Mom who told daughter to hit basketball rival must apologize, pay $9K

A Southern California mother must apologize for encouraging her daughter to hit another player during a 2021 youth basketball game.

By Julian MarkSeptember 16, 2022

Woman charged with fake bomb threat targeting Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital had been harassed with death threats for weeks over its gender-affirming medical treatment, the FBI said.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 16, 2022

GOP lawmaker calls witness ‘boo’ at hearing, prompts Ocasio-Cortez apology

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), who is known for defending fossil fuel use, got into a heated exchange with witness Raya Salter at a House climate hearing.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 16, 2022

Northeastern University package blast may have been staged, officials say

The injuries the man suffered were not consistent with those from a blast from a pressurized container, a law enforcement official said.

By Gina Harkins, Derek Hawkins, Jacob Bogage and Andrea SalcedoSeptember 15, 2022