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UN: Iraq Christians were victims of Islamic State war crimes

Dec. 01, 2022 23:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Evidence collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014, a U.N. investigative team said in a report...

Ex-con gets at least 18 years in severed head case in Vegas

Dec. 01, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-convict who led police on a chase around Las Vegas before officers found the severed head and dismembered body of his friend in a stolen vehicle he was driving was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison. Eric John Holland said he was “truly...

Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review

Dec. 01, 2022 19:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government...

Police: Missing boy's remains were likely moved to new spot

Dec. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police in southwestern Idaho say they believe they have found the place where the body of a missing 5-year-old boy was temporarily buried, but they still haven't found his remains. Michael Vaughan, nicknamed “Monkey,” disappeared while playing outside his...

Kansas Bureau of Investigation director to retire in January

Dec. 01, 2022 18:18 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Bureau of Investigation Director Kirk Thompson said Thursday he plans to retire in January after more than a decade of leading the state's largest criminal investigation agency. Newly elected Attorney General Kris Kobach, a Republican, will name...

Uvalde sues local prosecutor over school shooting records

Dec. 01, 2022 17:44 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Uvalde sued the local prosecutor's office Thursday seeking access to records and other investigative materials on the May shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead, a move that highlights ongoing tensions over the slow police...

Gaetz friend gets 11 years for sex crime, other counts

Dec. 01, 2022 14:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal probe into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses. Joel Greenberg, former tax collector for Seminole County, was accused of...

More calls for South Africa leader to quit over theft probe

Dec. 01, 2022 12:46 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced calls Thursday to step down after a parliamentary panel's probe found he may have breached anti-corruption laws in connection with the alleged theft of a large amount of money from his Phala Phala game farm. The...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Dec. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

LAPD seeks Reddit search warrant over leaked council remarks

Nov. 30, 2022 21:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have sought a search warrant for the Reddit website as they try to identify the person who leaked a racist discussion between Los Angeles City Council members and a powerful labor leader, causing a scandal that has rocked the community and shaken faith in its lawmakers....