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‘Coward’: Epstein accusers pour out their anger in court

‘Coward’: Epstein accusers pour out their anger in court

NEW YORK (AP) — One by one, 16 women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein poured out their anger Tuesday, lashing out at him as a coward and a manipulator, after a judge gave them the day in court they were denied when he killed himself behind bars. “He robbed me of…

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Judge Orders Drugmaker to Pay $572 Million in Opioid Lawsuit

Judge Orders Drugmaker to Pay $572 Million in Opioid Lawsuit

NORMAN, OK (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman’s ruling followed the first…

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Lawmakers on Each Side Blame the Other in Hong Kong Protests

Lawmakers on Each Side Blame the Other in Hong Kong Protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Lawmakers on each side of Hong Kong’s political divide said Monday the other side bears responsibility after violence during anti-government protests over the weekend. Pro-government members of the Legislative Council condemned the acts of protesters who blocked streets, threw gasoline bombs and assaulted police officers. “You can say a lot of…

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‘Red Flag Laws’ Offer Tool For Preventing Some Gun Violence

‘Red Flag Laws’ Offer Tool For Preventing Some Gun Violence

By RYAN J. FOLEY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son…

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Serial Killer Who Preyed on Gay Men Executed in Florida

Serial Killer Who Preyed on Gay Men Executed in Florida

STARKE, FL (AP) — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles received the death penalty…

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