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International court unseals arrest warrant for Mali suspect accused of crimes in Timbuktu in 2012

Jun. 21, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for a Malian accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012-13, where he is suspected of leading an al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group. ...

Decomposed remains of an infant found in Kentucky are likely missing 8-month-old girl, police say

Jun. 14, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

REYNOLDS STATION, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police detectives found the decomposed body of a baby Friday that they believe is an 8-month-old girl who has been missing for weeks. State police found “an infant's body consistent with Miya Rudd” in an Ohio County residence in...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 13, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. June 11, 2024. Editorial: Asking too much of teachers on abuse and neglect Plenty of finger-pointing has occurred after a 14-year-old girl was found dead in a Boone County home, apparently of malnourishment. Child Protective Services, law...

District attorney who prosecuted Barry Morphew faces disciplinary hearing

Jun. 10, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A district attorney who brought charges that were ultimately dismissed against a Colorado man accused of killing his wife faced a discipline hearing Monday that could lead to her disbarment. A lawyer for Colorado’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel described...

Pennsylvania Senate passes a bill to outlaw the distribution of deepfake material

Jun. 10, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate on Monday approved legislation that would outlaw the distribution of salacious or pornographic deepfakes, with sponsors saying it will eliminate a loophole in the law that had frustrated prosecutors. The bill was approved...

Pro bowler who was arrested during a tournament gets prison time for child sex abuse material

Jun. 07, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

A professional bowler who was arrested while he was competing in a tournament has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to child sexual abuse material. Brandon Novak, 35, of Chillicothe, Ohio, was taken into custody Feb. 1 by U.S....

Man tied to former North Dakota lawmaker sentenced to 40 years for child sexual abuse images

May. 30, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a North Dakota man to 40 years in prison in connection with child sexual abuse images. Nicholas James Morgan-Derosier, 36, of Grand Forks, has ties to former Republican state senator Ray Holmberg, who is accused of...

Ex-day care worker convicted in death of 1-year-old girl left in van on scorching day

May. 23, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska day care worker who mistakenly left a 1-year-old girl in a van for more than five hours on a scorching day has been convicted in her death from hyperthermia. Ryan Williams, who is 62, was found guilty Thursday of felony negligent child abuse...

Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son

May. 23, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona man was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son. Authorities say the boy, Deshaun Martinez, was locked in a tiny bedroom closet for 16 hours a day over a month with his...

Flight attendant pleads not guilty to attempting to record teen girl in airplane bathroom

May. 20, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An American Airlines flight attendant who authorities say tried to secretly record video of a 14-year-old girl using an airplane bathroom last September on Monday pleaded not guilty to two counts in federal court in Boston. Estes Carter Thompson III was indicted last...