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New Year's Eve machete attack suspect pleads not guilty

Feb. 08, 2023 15:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Maine man charged with attacking police officers with a machete near New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and assault charges in a new state indictment. Authorities have said Trevor Thomas Bickford of Wells,...

MS-13 gang members in Central America sanctioned by US

Feb. 08, 2023 15:18 PM EST

The United States Treasury Department sanctioned two members of the powerful Mara Salvatrucha on Wednesday, part of ongoing efforts by the U.S. to crack down on the gang commonly known as MS-13. One of the men is still at large. The sanctions were imposed on men in Honduras and...

Stella Jean quits Milan Fashion Week over lack of inclusion

Feb. 08, 2023 15:11 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The only Black designer belonging to Italy’s fashion chamber withdrew Wednesday from this month’s Milan Fashion Week, alleging a lack of support for diversity and inclusion after the chamber “abandoned” a project to promote young designers of color working in Italy. ...

Bail $300K for former 'Dances With Wolves' actor in sex case

Feb. 08, 2023 14:51 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday set bail at $300,000 for a former “Dances With Wolves” actor charged in Nevada with sexually abusing and trafficking Indigenous women and girls. North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Craig Newman said Nathan Chasing Horse must...

Man who fatally shot 3 Texas teens in 1998 faces execution

Feb. 08, 2023 14:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An inmate convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago faces execution Wednesday amid allegations that his trial was marred by racial bias. It had been unclear whether John Balentine’s execution, scheduled...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Feb. 08, 2023 14:34 PM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. February 7, 2023. Editorial: MMIP: The Statistics And The Faces Many of us don’t know Ashleigh Wabasha as anything other than a mystery and a statistic. That is, we know her as a 19-year-old young woman and a member of the...

Haitian journalist snatched as kidnapping scourge continues

Feb. 08, 2023 14:26 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Suspected gangs have kidnapped another Haitian journalist as colleagues demanded his release, a government office announced Wednesday. The journalist was identified by the Office of Citizen Protection as Jean Thony Lorthé, who works for Radio Vision...

Officials: Jamaica policeman charged with abduction, rape

Feb. 08, 2023 14:22 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A police officer in Jamaica was charged with abducting and raping a woman following a traffic stop, authorities said Wednesday. It happened late last month. A Jamaica Constabulary Force statement said the officer allegedly demanded money in exchange for...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 08, 2023 14:00 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. February 6, 2023. Editorial: NC Supreme Court diminishes itself with baldly political ruling on voting cases It didn’t take long for the new Republican majority on the state Supreme Court to reveal itself as a...

Paralegal angry by Alex Murdaugh theft, knew he loved family

Feb. 08, 2023 13:52 PM EST

Alex Murdaugh's paralegal testified Wednesday at his double murder trial about the betrayal she felt when she discovered he lied and manipulated to steal millions of dollars from clients. But Annette Griswold also told jurors Murdaugh was a dedicated family man so distraught after...