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UAW votes for direct election of leaders in wake of scandal

Members of the United Auto Workers union have overwhelmingly approved picking their leaders by direct ballot elections, rejecting a system that many blamed for a bribery and embezzlement scandal in the union's top ranks.

Stolen statue of praying cowboy near Creston prompts Lincoln County investigation

A three-foot bronze sculpture of a cowboy praying atop his horse was ripped from its mooring outside the Roadside Chapel near Creston sometime early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The statue was a family gift to Deb Copenhaver, an accomplished rodeo athlete and World War II veteran who died in 2019. 

Investigators track ammunition in fatal film set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. — Authorities pursued new leads Tuesday on possible sources of live ammunition involved in actor Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a western movie, as they searched the premises of an Albuquerque-based firearms and ammunition supplier.

Detective: Brothers recounted how Jussie Smollet staged hoax

Two brothers arrested for an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett told Chicago police how the ex-“Empire” actor orchestrated the hoax, telling them via text message to meet him “on the low,” paying for supplies and holding a “dry run” in downtown Chicago, the lead investigator testified Tuesday.

Both sides claiming victory in Honduras presidential vote

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras’ dominant political parties proved unwilling to resist declaring their candidates victorious late Sunday despite electoral officials’ orders, while at some polling sites voters remained in line as partisan crowds tussled over when to cut off voting.

Who is the real Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein enabler or pawn?

Starting Monday, prosecutors in New York will argue that even as she was sipping cocktails with the likes of Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, Maxwell, 59, was secretly abetting Epstein’s crimes with girls as young as 14.

For cop who shot Daunte Wright, will ‘wrong gun’ plea work?

The shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, by the white officer sparked intense protests in Brooklyn Center just as nearby Minneapolis was already on edge as that city's fired officer Derek Chauvin was on trial in George Floyd’s death.

500 vigilantes gather in Mexico town, pledge to aid police

NUEVO URECHO, Mexico – Extortion of avocado growers in western Mexico has gotten so bad that 500 vigilantes from a so-called “self-defense” group known as United Towns, or Pueblos Unidos, gathered Saturday and pledged to aid police.