Former Marine Pleads Guilty to Firebombing Southern California Planned Parenthood Clinic in 2022

[ad_1] SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to firebombing a Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022, prosecutors said. Chance Brannon, 24, also said he made plans for additional attacks on a second Planned Parenthood clinic, a Southern California Edison substation and an LGBTQ pride … Read more

US Prosecutors Say Plots to Assassinate Sikh Leaders Were Part of a Campaign of Planned Killings

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A foiled plot to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader in New York, just days after another activist’s killing, was meant to precede a string of other politically motivated murders in the United States and Canada, according to U.S. prosecutors. In electronic communications and audio and video calls secretly recorded … Read more

Family of Marine Killed in Afghanistan Fails to Win Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Alec Baldwin didn’t have to pay anything to resolve a $25 million lawsuit filed by family members of a Marine killed in Afghanistan after the actor chastised them on social media over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Baldwin’s attorney said. U.S. Southern District of New York … Read more

Texas Judge Rips Into Biden Administration’s Handling of Border in Dispute Over Razor Wire Barrier

[ad_1] McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol agents for now can cut razor wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border under a judge’s ruling that also took President Joe Biden’s administration to task for its handling of immigration enforcement. The ruling is at least a temporary defeat for Texas officials who say Border Patrol … Read more

DeSantis and Newsom Will Face off in a Fox News Event Featuring Two Governors With White House Hopes

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis are meeting in a nationally televised event on Thursday night that will feature two young, high-profile leaders with presidential aspirations who may have to wait for future cycles to realize them. DeSantis is betting big on Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses … Read more

Iowa Teen Believed to Be Early Victim of California Serial Killer Identified After 49 Years

[ad_1] ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — An Iowa teen who is believed to be one of the earliest victims of a notorious California serial killer has been identified after 49 years. Long known simply as “John Doe,” the teen was identified Tuesday as Michael Ray Schlicht of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department in … Read more

Congress Members, Activists Decry Assaults Against Anti-China Protesters During San Francisco Summit

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man protesting against China’s ruling Communist Party at the recent Asia-Pacific economic summit in San Francisco shared details Wednesday of an attack by pro-China supporters, saying he was left unconscious and that police should take action against his assailants. Kaiyu Zhang, who moved from Shanghai to Los Angeles in … Read more

Musk Uses Expletive to Tell Audience He Doesn’t Care About Advertisers That Fled X Over Hate Speech

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk said Wednesday that advertisers who have halted spending on his social media platform X in response to antisemitic and other hateful material are engaging in “blackmail” and, using a profanity, essentially told them to go away. “Don’t advertise,” Musk said. He appeared to specifically call out Walt … Read more

Man Charged With Shooting 3 Palestinian College Students Accused of Harassing Ex-Girlfriend in 2019

[ad_1] Jason J. Eaton’s ex called police in Dewitt, New York, a town near Syracuse, in 2019 saying she had received numerous text messages, emails and phone calls that were sexual in nature but not threatening from Eaton, and wanted him to stop contacting her, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. … Read more

Southern California Mother Charged With Drowning 9-Year-Old Daughter in Bathtub

[ad_1] WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman was charged Tuesday with drowning her 9-year-old daughter in a bathtub where her decomposing body was found days later, prosecutors said. Khadiyjah Pendergraph, 32, of Westminster, was arrested last Friday in a grocery store parking lot in Aliso Viejo — about 20 miles (32 kilometers) away … Read more