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Design of AR-15 could derail charges tied to popular rifle

January 17, 2020, 2:30pm Nation & World

DALLAS — A subtle design feature of the AR-15 rifle has raised a technical legal question that is derailing cases against people who are charged with illegally buying and selling the gun’s parts or building the weapon. Read story

California teachers exposed to jet fuel dump plan lawsuit

January 17, 2020, 11:30am Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — Southern California teachers plan to file a lawsuit after a commercial airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport, their attorney said Friday. Read story

Jury selected for Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial

January 17, 2020, 11:27am Nation & World

NEW YORK — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week. Read story

Organizers appeal ban on arms at upcoming Virginia gun rally

January 17, 2020, 11:02am Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. — A gun-rights group has filed an emergency appeal of a judge’s ruling upholding the Virginia governor’s ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally that’s expected to draw thousands of gun activists to the state Capitol on Monday. Read story

North Dakota woman charged with leaving 6 kids with dead man

January 17, 2020, 9:59am Nation & World

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota woman has been charged with felony child neglect after she was accused of leaving six children with the body of an acquaintance who overdosed. Read story

Painting found in Italian gallery’s walls verified as Klimt

January 17, 2020, 9:45am Nation & World

ROME — Art experts have confirmed that a stolen painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” Italian prosecutors said Friday. Read story

Did global warming heighten Hurricane Florence’s impact? New study provides answers

January 17, 2020, 9:37am Nation & World

RALEIGH, N.C. — Global warming made Hurricane Florence wider and wetter, a study published this month in the journal Science Advances confirmed. Read story

Plane slides off taxiway in icy weather; winter storm hits

January 17, 2020, 9:35am Nation & World

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A plane slid off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport on Friday due to icy conditions that also have closed schools, universities and government offices as a sprawling winter storm hits large sections of the Midwest and beyond. Read story

Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes

January 17, 2020, 9:34am Nation & World

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying President Volodymyr Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience — knows nothing about the economy. But political analysts said the resignation is unlikely to go through. Read story

Virginia AG urges justices to prevent tragic rally violence

January 17, 2020, 9:29am Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject an effort by pro-gun groups to overturn a gun ban at a rally that’s expected to draw tens of thousands of activists to Richmond next week amid fears of violence. Read story