Author: Associated Press

Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer says Saturday that New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. His hospitalization is just days since he was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case. Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin…

2nd driver killed by air bag inflator from Tennessee's ARC

DETROIT (AP) - A second person has been killed by an exploding air bag inflator made by a Tennessee company that has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years without any resolution. On Wednesday, the…

Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police say

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in the presence of other riders who a police official says “should have done something.” Upper Darby police were…

US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department says it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said…

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in Texas say three constable deputies were shot in an ambush outside of a bar in Houston. One is dead and two others wounded. Officials said at a news conference that the constable deputies were working…

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

NEW YORK (AP) — Judges around the country are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment. At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S., many in recent weeks, by…

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore a record-setting eight asteroids. Lucy blasted off before dawn Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is…

Solar firm buys carbon offset outfit, both tied to ex-gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee solar energy firm has bought an organization that helps companies offset their carbon emissions by funding new solar farms, both of which a former governor helped establish. A news release Thursday says Silicon Ranch…