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A rabbi serving 30 years to life in his wife's contract killing has died, prison officials say

Apr. 20, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey rabbi serving a decadeslong sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot targeting his wife has died. Fred Neulander, 82, was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a hospital in Trenton after he was found unresponsive in his cell in the...

Recently arrested Morgan Wallen says he's "not proud" of behavior

Apr. 20, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Morgan Wallen, who faces charges stemming in part from accusations that he threw a chair off the rooftop of a six-story bar, says he’s “not proud” of his behavior and accepts responsibility. The “One Thing at a Time” singer...

South Dakota man sentenced to nearly 90 years in prison for his baby son's 2021 death

Apr. 20, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Friday sentenced a Sioux Falls man to nearly 90 years in prison in connection with the 2021 death of his baby son. Second Circuit Court Judge Camela Theeler sentenced 24-year-old Dylan Castimore to 100 years with 10 years suspended...

London police apologize after threatening to arrest 'openly Jewish' man near pro-Palestinian protest

Apr. 20, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s police force has been forced to issue two apologies after officers threatened to arrest an “openly Jewish” man if he refused to leave the area around a pro-Palestinian march because his presence risked provoking the demonstrators. Gideon Falter, chief...

Mexican police investigate a man as a possible serial killer after finding bones and a saw

Apr. 20, 2024 03:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City police said late Friday they are investigating a murder suspect as a possible serial killer after bones, a saw, blood and the ID cards of missing women were found at rooms he rented. Mexico City prosecutors did not identify the suspect by name, but...

What we know about the shooting of an Uber driver in Ohio and the scam surrounding it

Apr. 19, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

It was a common scam that ended with an uncommon outcome, tragically in an Ohio driveway. William J. Brock fatally shot an Uber driver because he wrongly assumed she was part of a scheme to extract $12,000 in supposed bond money for a relative, authorities said this week. Lo-Letha...

South Africa man convicted in deaths of 2 Alaska Native women faces revocation of U.S. citizenship

Apr. 19, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors want to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a South Africa man convicted of killing two Alaska Native women for allegedly lying on his naturalization application for saying he had neither killed nor hurt anyone. Brian Steven Smith, 52, was...

Ex-Philadelphia police officer pleads guilty in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

Apr. 19, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fired Philadelphia police officer pleaded guilty Friday to murder in the shooting of a fleeing 12-year-old boy, who prosecutors have said was on the ground and unarmed when the officer fired the fatal shot. Edsaul Mendoza also pleaded guilty to possession of...

Former resident of New Hampshire youth center describes difficult aftermath of abuse

Apr. 19, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A man who says he was beaten and raped as a teen at New Hampshire's youth detention center testified Friday that he both tried to take his own life and plotted to kill his abusers years later before speaking up. David Meehan, who spent three years at the...

Clippers fined $25,000 by NBA for violating league injury reporting rules

Apr. 19, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for violating league injury reporting rules. The team failed to accurately disclose the availability status of Paul George, Norman Powell and Russell Westbrook before its game against Houston last...