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Michigan school shooting suspect to pursue insanity defense

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — A teenager charged with killing four students at Michigan high school will pursue an insanity defense, his lawyers said in a notice filed Thursday as he, his parents and school officials faced a new lawsuit over the attack at Oxford High School that killed four students. The notice, listed in a summary […]

Southwest, profitable again in Q4, expects slow 2022 start

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines posted a narrow $68 million profit for the fourth quarter, aided by full flights during the holidays, but the airline warned Thursday that it expects to lose money in the first three months of 2022. The rise of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and continuing weak business travel will cut revenue […]

North Carolina chosen for supersonic passenger jet plant

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Colorado-based aviation company announced Wednesday that it has chosen a North Carolina airport as the manufacturing site for next-generation supersonic passenger jets. If successful, the investment could create more than 2,000 jobs in the region over the next decade while cutting flight times significantly for a post-Concorde generation of air travelers. […]

Situation ‘dire’ as Coast Guard seeks 38 missing off Florida

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized in a storm. The accident killed at least one person and left a single known survivor, and U.S. authorities […]

EPA acts to curb air, water pollution in poor communities

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by Administrator Michael Regan last fall. The agency will conduct unannounced inspections of chemical plants, refineries and other […]

Feds accuse Texas man of selling gun used to take hostages

DALLAS — A Texas man has been charged with a federal gun crime after authorities say he sold a gun to a man who held four hostages inside a Texas synagogue earlier this month before being fatally shot by the FBI, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Henry “Michael” Williams, 32, was charged with being a […]

Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers

Health care workers in about half the states face a Thursday deadline to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under a Biden administration mandate that will be rolled out across the rest of the country in the coming weeks. While the requirement is welcomed by some, others fear it will worsen already serious […]

US offers no concessions in response to Russia on Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration and NATO told Russia on Wednesday there will be no U.S. or NATO concessions on Moscow’s main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine. In separate written responses delivered to the Russians, the U.S. and NATO held firm to the alliance’s open-door policy for membership, rejected a demand to permanently […]

EXPLAINER: Who are the kids trapped in Syria prison attack?

BEIRUT — A distressing series of voice notes sent by an injured Australian teenager from a prison in northeast Syria underscores the plight of thousands of forgotten children who remain trapped in overcrowded detention facilities in Syria and Iraq. Hundreds of minors are believed to be holed up in Gweiran Prison, which has been at […]

18-year-old charged after robbery, shootout at massage parlor leaves woman dead

Detectives have arrested a young man who they say robbed a massage parlor with an accomplice and killed the owner in a gunfight Monday evening in Northeast Albuquerque. Jorge Rivera-Ramirez, 18, is charged with an open count of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and conspiracy in the death of […]

Governor steps in as a teacher for a day
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One measure backed by the governor ... One measure backed by the governor is pulled to address legality, other worries
Justice Breyer to retire, giving Biden first court pick
Longtime liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen ... Longtime liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, numerous sources said Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden his first high court opening, which he ...
Supreme Court: Former sheriff can resume his role as ...
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Torrance County jurist had been suspended ... Torrance County jurist had been suspended over AG's felony allegations
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United Way to serve as literacy resource
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Charges lodged in shooting at apartment party around Halloween
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Rep. supports UNM graduate workers' organizing for collective bargaining ...
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