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Kohberger's alibi disputes his location on night of Idaho student killings: Lawyers

In this Sept. 13, 2023, file photo, Bryan Kohberger, accused of murder, arrives for a hearing in the courtroom in Latah County District Court, in Moscow, Idaho. (Ted S. Warren/Getty Images)

(NEW YORK) — Lawyers for Bryan Kohberger — the man accused of stabbing to death four Idaho college students in November 2022 — plan to use analysis of cellphone tower data to show he was not at the home where the killings occurred at the time police believe the crime happened, according to a new court filing.. ...Read Full Story

Family of Ricky Cobb II sues trooper charged with murder as case sparks firestorm in Minnesota

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(NEW YORK) — The family of Ricky Cobb II, a Minnesota man who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on July 31, 2023, is taking legal action against Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Ryan Londregan, who was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, in a case that sparked political controversy in the state.. ...Read Full Story

DOJ in final stages of settlement negotiations with victims of Larry Nassar over FBI misconduct: Sources

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(NEW YORK) — ABC News has learned the Justice Department and attorneys for 100 victims of Larry Nassar are in the final stages of negotiating a deal that would pay tens of millions of dollars to resolve claims the FBI failed to investigate allegations of abuse by the former women’s U.S. gymnastics team doctor, according to sources familiar with the matter.. ...Read Full Story

Salvage team recovers body of another missing worker in Baltimore bridge collapse: Officials

In this aerial image, the steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of a container ship after the bridge collapsed, Baltimore, March 26, 2024. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

(BALTIMORE) — The body of one of the three victims that had been unaccounted for following the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse has been recovered, Baltimore’s Unified Command said Monday.. ...Read Full Story

Exclusive: NAACP joins lawsuit against Arkansas LEARNS Act in attempt to fight anti-DEI efforts

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(LITTLE ROCK, Ar.) — The Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP and the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights are calling on a federal court to enact an injunction against the state of Arkansas over its Literacy, Empowerment, Accountability, Readiness, Networking and School Safety Act, known as the LEARNS Act, which is intended to prohibit public schools from teaching Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Critical Race Theory (CRT). Supporters of the LEARNS Act describe such teaching as “indoctrination.”. ...Read Full Story

Trump hush money trial live updates: Court may start with hearing on Trump testifying

Former US President Donald Trump waves as he departs Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court, to attend the first day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, in New York City on April 15, 2024. — CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images

(NEW YORK) — Former President Donald Trump is on trial in New York City, where he is facing felony charges related to a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. It marks the first time in history that a former U.S. president has been tried on criminal charges.. ...Read Full Story

Two dead bodies recovered amid investigation into missing Kansas moms: Police

Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, are seen in undated photos released on March 31, 2024, by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department. — Texas County Sheriff’s Department

(GUYMON, Okla.) — Police recovered two dead bodies in rural Texas amid the investigation into the disappearance of two mothers from Kansas who went missing in Oklahoma, authorities announced Sunday.. ...Read Full Story

Severe thunderstorms could bring damaging winds from Great Lakes to Northeast

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(NEW YORK) — Severe thunderstorms may bring damaging winds from the Great Lakes to the Northeast on Sunday, with a more widespread threat in the Heartland early in the week. Sunday afternoon, strong to severe storms are expected to flare up along a cold front that will sweep across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. Most of the action looks to be later in the afternoon and into the evening hours.. ...Read Full Story

Buttigieg visits predominantly Black Alabama community following ABC News investigation about neighborhood flooding

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(SHILOH, Ala.) — An unlikely visitor made his way through rural Alabama last Wednesday to visit the community of Shiloh, a place usually far from the public eye. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and two of his top officials came to Shiloh at the request of local landowners who say they’ve experienced frequent flooding ever since the state widened a highway alongside their homes.. ...Read Full Story

Bankruptcy documents detail how GOP NC governor nominee Mark Robinson failed to file federal income taxes for five years

Mark Robinson, lieutenant governor of North Carolina, speaks during a “Get Out The Vote” rally with former U.S. President Donald Trump in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S., on Saturday, March 2, 2024. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

(NEW YORK) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has been open about some of his past financial challenges, including nonpayment of debts and failure to pay rents.. ...Read Full Story