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Police dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment at DePaul University in Chicago

By TERESA CRAWFORD Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Police began dismantling a pro-Palestinian encampment early Thursday at DePaul University in Chicago, hours after the school's president told students to leave the area or face arrest. Officers and workers in yellow vests cleared out ...

US proposes ending new federal leases in nation’s biggest coal region

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves in the most productive coal mining region in the U.S. as officials seek to limit climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions from burning the ...

Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Google on Thursday asked that a judge, rather than a jury, decide whether it violated U.S. antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising. To bolster its case, the tech giant wrote a multimillion-dollar check to ...

Man convicted of killing 4 people at ex-girlfriend’s home near Denver

By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A man was convicted Thursday of killing four people at his ex-girlfriend's home in suburban Denver in 2022 a week after she was granted a court order to keep him away from her. Joseph Mario Castorena, 22, was convicted of four counts of ...