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Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate who has long said he’s innocent and claims that his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence faces execution Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin

Lawsuit seeks up to $11.5M over allegations that Oregon nurse replaced fentanyl drip with tap water

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The first lawsuit brought amid reports that a nurse at a southern Oregon hospital replaced intravenous fentanyl drips with tap water seeks up to $11.5 million on behalf of the estate of a 65-year-old man who died.
A low-ranked American tennis player is banned after testing positive for marijuana at a tournament

A low-ranked American tennis player is banned after testing positive for marijuana at a tournament

LONDON (AP) — A low-ranked American tennis player who competed for the University of North Carolina has been suspended for two years after testing positive for marijuana during an ATP Challenger tournament, the International Tennis Integrity Agency a
Eagles' Don Henley quizzed at lyrics trial about time a naked 16-year-old girl overdosed at his home

Eagles' Don Henley quizzed at lyrics trial about time a naked 16-year-old girl overdosed at his home

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Henley was asked in a New York courtroom Monday about a seamy episode from his past: his 1980 arrest after authorities said they found drugs and a naked 16-year-old girl suffering from an overdose at the Eagles co-founder's Los An
Don Henley tells court he never gave away drafts of Eagles lyrics

Don Henley tells court he never gave away drafts of Eagles lyrics

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Henley said Monday that he never gave away handwritten pages of draft lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles hits, calling them “very personal" in testimony that also delved into an ugly but unrelated episode: his 1980 arre

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Toledo Blade. February 21, 2024. Editorial: Confront gun culture The change in political leadership in Michigan has allowed that state to take action to restrict gun ownership to those who can handle them responsibly.
Trash dispute between roommates led to threat one month before fatal Colorado campus shooting

Trash dispute between roommates led to threat one month before fatal Colorado campus shooting

DENVER (AP) — A college student accused of killing his roommate and another person at a University of Colorado-Colorado Springs dorm room last week told his roommate a month earlier he would “kill him” if he was asked to take out the trash again, acc
A list of mass killings in the United States this year

A list of mass killings in the United States this year

The latest mass killing in the U.S. happened in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities say a 39-year-old woman intentionally set a fire at home to kill herself and her four children. The children were 9-year-old twins, a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old.

Editorial Roundup: New England

Boston Globe. February 22, 2024. Editorial: THC-infused gummies shouldn’t be sold without regulation Makers of hemp-derived products don’t pay the state’s marijuana taxes, creating unfair competition to legal marijuana dispensaries.
Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, paving the way for the country to decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purpose