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Congress set to change military sexual assault prosecutions

Congress set to change military sexual assault prosecutions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of debate, Congress is on track to change how the U.S. military handles sexual assault cases, by taking some authority out of the hands of commanders and instead using independent prosecutors.

NC’s top court halts March primary due to remapping suits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday delayed the state's planned March 8 primary until May while state courts review claims of illegal gerrymandering.
Coast Guard diver pulls body from car above Niagara Falls

Coast Guard diver pulls body from car above Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard diver lowed from the sky Wednesday braved frigid rapids to get to a car submerged in water near the brink of Niagara Falls, only to find it was too late to rescue the driver trapped inside.
Murdaugh killings in South Carolina unsolved 6 months later

Murdaugh killings in South Carolina unsolved 6 months later

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than six months after the wife and son of a prominent South Carolina lawyer were gunned down at the family's estate, their killings remain unsolved.
Former NFL player Glenn Foster dies after arrest in Alabama

Former NFL player Glenn Foster dies after arrest in Alabama

REFORM, Ala. (AP) — Arrested for driving twice the speed limit through a rural Alabama community, former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. wound up in a jail where he allegedly beat up another prisoner while trying to steal socks, authorities said.
The AP Interview: CDC chief says omicron mostly mild so far

The AP Interview: CDC chief says omicron mostly mild so far

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 people in the U.S. have been found to be infected with the omicron variant so far, and more than three-quarters of them had been vaccinated, the chief of the CDC said Wednesday.
COVID cases spike even as US hits 200M vaccine milestone

COVID cases spike even as US hits 200M vaccine milestone

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Woods to make return from car crash at PNC Championship

Woods to make return from car crash at PNC Championship

Ten months after his right leg was badly damaged in a car crash, Tiger Woods is returning to competition next week with 12-year-old son Charlie in the PNC Championship.

U.S. Treasury: El Salvador government negotiated with gangs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele secretly negotiated a truce with leaders of the country’s powerful street gangs, the U.S. Treasury announced Wednesday.
California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S.