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  • Defense queries widow of murder victim about affair comment

    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The wife of one of four people killed in an attack at a North Dakota property management firm testified in the murder trial Thursday that comments she made to police about having her husband “taken out” if he ever cheated on her were made in jest.
  • Murder charges filed in Miami Beach spring break overdoses

    MIAMI (AP) — Two North Carolina men accused of raping a 24-year-old tourist who overdosed during spring break in Miami Beach now face first-degree murder charges.
  • Offers flooding in after woodland hermit's cabin burns down

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as “River Dave” whose cabin burned down on wooded property where he was squatting for 27 years has been inundated with offers from as far away as California for a new place to live.
  • What Gov. Andrew Cuomo's accusers felt, in their own words

    NEW YORK (AP) — Violated, demeaned, humiliated, a horror movie: Those are some of the words 11 women used to describe how Gov. Andrew Cuomo made them feel when he touched, kissed or hugged them or asked invasive questions.
  • Appeals court upholds Tennessee's abortion waiting-period

    A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, arguing that opponents had failed to identify instances where a woman had been significantly burdened by the requirement.
  • 'There are only so many beds': COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria. As of midweek, Mississippi had just six open intensive care beds in the entire state.
  • Prosecutors: Suspect lived with dead girlfriend for months

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old suburban Detroit man who lived with his girlfriend's mutilated corpse for more than seven months has been charged in her slaying, prosecutors said Thursday.
  • Data used for drawing districts to be released next week

    After a delay of more than four months caused by the pandemic, data from the 2020 census used for drawing congressional and legislative districts will be released next week, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.
  • Poverty increases in Mexico amid COVID-19 pandemic

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An additional 3.8 million Mexicans had fallen into poverty in 2020 compared to 2018, largely because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s poverty-measurement agency said Thursday.
  • Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faced new legal challenges -- including from a school district where hundreds of staff and students are quarantining because of a COIVD-19 outbreak -- and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as Republican lawmakers appeared unlikely to roll back the prohibition.

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