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Arizona rancher held on $1M bond in killing near US border

Feb. 06, 2023 15:55 PM EST

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A rancher who lives near Arizona's border with Mexico is being held on a charge of first-degree murder in last week’s fatal shooting of a man tentatively identified as a Mexican citizen. His bail was set at $1 million. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office...

'Dances With Wolves' actor charged in Nevada sex abuse case

Feb. 06, 2023 15:39 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor was arraigned in Nevada Monday on charges that he sexually abused and trafficked Indigenous girls, but testimony from investigators and victims before a judge addressed Nathan Chasing Horse's bail was postponed. ...

Salman Rushdie gives first interview since 2022 stabbing

Feb. 06, 2023 15:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Months after being stabbed repeatedly as he prepared to give a lecture, Salman Rushdie is blind in his right eye, struggles to write and, at times, has “frightening” nightmares. But, he said during his first interview since the attack, he still has a feeling of...

Florida teen pleads guilty to fatally stabbing classmate

Feb. 06, 2023 15:34 PM EST

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager faces a possible life sentence after he pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing a 13-year-old classmate 114 times and leaving her body in a wooded area near their homes in 2021. The plea came as jury selection was scheduled to begin...

Woman plotted with neo-Nazi to attack power grid, feds say

Feb. 06, 2023 15:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland woman spent months conspiring with a neo-Nazi leader based in Florida to plan an attack on Baltimore’s power grid, hoping to further their racist mission, law enforcement officials said Monday. The plan was thwarted when both suspects were arrested...

Massachusetts diocese publishes nameless clergy abuse report

Feb. 06, 2023 15:17 PM EST

A Roman Catholic Diocese that covers central Massachusetts has published a new report about clergy sexual abuse of minors between 1950 and 2022, but unlike similar reports released by many other dioceses, the report did not include the names of the priests who were found to have committed abuse. ...

Alex Murdaugh murder jury to hear financial crimes evidence

Feb. 06, 2023 15:09 PM EST

A judge ruled Monday he will allow jurors to hear evidence that disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was stealing money from his law firm and clients and committing other financial crimes long before his wife and son were killed in 2021. Prosecutors have said those...

Hurricane deaths at nursing home: accident or manslaughter?

Feb. 06, 2023 14:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) — A Florida nursing home administrator charged with causing the overheating deaths of nine patients after Hurricane Irma in 2017 went on trial Monday, with a prosecutor calling him a “captain who abandoned ship” while his attorney said he's a “scapegoat” for...

Spiritual advisers offering final comfort in execution rooms

Feb. 06, 2023 13:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For decades, Missouri executions played out in similar fashion: An inmate was strapped to a gurney in a drab room, alone except for the eyes of witnesses staring through thick, soundproof glass as unidentified executioners administered the lethal chemical from behind a...

No prison for Maine corrections worker who caused crash

Feb. 06, 2023 13:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine corrections officer who worked consecutive 16-hour shifts before causing a crash that killed a 9-year-old girl won't being going to prison under a sentence imposed by a judge on Monday. Kenneth Morang, who was convicted in October of manslaughter,...