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Top eight stories for today including a 24-year-old veteran from Long Island turned himself in after killing an unruly passenger aboard a New York City train; Lori Vallow was convicted of murdering her two youngest children and husband’s previous wife; A mayor in western France resigned in the face of far-right protests over immigration, and more.


House GOP presses attack on plan for student loan debt

As House Republicans ramp up their efforts to sink the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan, lawmakers are also taking aim at a separate policy that they argue could allow ineligible borrowers to take advantage of a federal loan repayment program.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Humanitarian agreement announced in Sudan

The United States and Saudi Arabia announced a humanitarian agreement from the warring factions in Sudan on Thursday night as senior State Department officials rebuffed speculation over what contribution U.S. foreign policy decisions had in the fighting.

A Sudanese evacuee waits at Port Sudan before boarding a Saudi military ship to Jeddah port on May 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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Ex-Marine surrenders to manslaughter charge for subway chokehold

Eleven days after he killed an unruly passenger aboard a New York City F train by putting him in a chokehold, Daniel Penny of Long Island turned himself in to law enforcement Friday morning.

Ex-Marine Daniel Penny leaves the NYPD's 5th Precinct in handcuffs on May 12, 2023, after voluntarily surrendering to face manslaughter charges for the killing of homeless subway rider Jordan Neely. (Josh Russell/Courthouse News Service)

Idaho mom Lori Vallow convicted of murdering her children and husband’s ex

After over three years of hearings, trial delays and questions over her competency to stand trial, Lori Vallow has been convicted of murder, conspiracy and grand theft in the deaths of her two youngest children and husband’s previous wife.

FILE - A boy looks at a memorial for Tylee Ryan and Joshua "JJ" Vallow in Rexburg, Idaho, on June 11, 2020. The sister of Tammy Daybell, who was killed in what prosecutors say was a doomsday-focused plot, told jurors Friday, April 28, 2023, that her sister's funeral was held so quickly that some family members couldn't attend. The testimony came in the triple murder trial of Lori Vallow Daybell, who is accused along with Chad Daybell in Tammy's death and the deaths of Vallow Daybell's two youngest children. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, File)

Old lumber port preps for new life as California offshore wind hub

Eureka's halcyon days as the "timber capital" of California are long gone, but the deepwater port city 270 miles north of San Francisco may see its fortunes turn as the hub of the state's first foray in offshore wind energy.

A WindFloat turbine at Ferrol Outer Harbor, Spain. Similar floating wind turbines will be assembled at the Port of Humboldt Bay, California. (Principle Power via Courthouse News)

Have you seen South Carolina’s missing sword?

Newspapers trumpeted the disappearance of South Carolina's oldest relic in 1941. What happened to the ceremonial sword remains a mystery today.

The South Carolina Sword of State has been missing for more than 80 years. The weapon is 50 inches long with a distinctive wavy steel blade and silver hilt. (FBI National Stolen Art File via Courthouse News)


French mayor forced out of office by far-right protests over immigration

Bitter divisions in French society over immigration are erupting once again after a small-town mayor in western France resigned in the face of far-right protests, an arson attack and death threats linked to his approval of building an immigrant asylum center close to a primary school.

A migrant makeshift camp is set up in Calais, northern France, on Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)


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