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Family of woman who died in Virginia jail settles lawsuit

Sep. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The family of a woman who died at a Virginia jail after staff ignored her drug withdrawal symptoms has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $500,000, a family attorney said. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Pamela Riddick was booked into the Portsmouth...

Kansas nurse pleads guilty to over-drugging dementia patient

Sep. 18, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

A Kansas nurse who texted a co-worker a picture of a dementia patient slumped over in a wheelchair and then suggested she was responsible and deserved thanks has pleaded guilty to intentionally administering the wrong medication. The Kansas City Star reports that...

Classmate in college bribery trial: Recruit's profile bogus

Sep. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the students prosecutors say was admitted to the University of Southern California with bogus athletic credentials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme didn’t even make her high school’s varsity basketball team, a former classmate testified at trial. ...

In edgy Washington, police outnumber Jan. 6 protesters

Sep. 18, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a city still on edge after the Jan. 6 insurrection, law enforcement bore down in large numbers on the Capitol on Saturday over concerns that a rally in support of the jailed rioters would turn violent. It didn’t. The crowd was sparse and incidents...

Woman gets 75 years in prison for killing boyfriend's son

Sep. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman accused of resenting a boyfriend's 4-year-old son was sentenced to 75 years in prison for killing the boy. Lesli Jett was portrayed as a selfish drug abuser who didn't like being at the East Peoria home with Tate Thurman. The boy had...

Yemen Houthi rebels execute 9 over senior official's killing

Sep. 18, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels executed on Saturday nine people they said were involved in the killing of a senior rebel official in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago. The execution took place by firing squad and was held in...

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...

Cecile Richards: Court's Texas move could mean end of Roe

Sep. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on...

Man convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's death

Sep. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in his sport-utility vehicle in northeastern Pennsylvania three years ago. Jurors in Luzerne County who heard three days of testimony took only...

West Virginia woman admits she was paid for trafficking teen

Sep. 18, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to a child sex trafficking conspiracy in which she was charged with providing a 17-year-old relative to a former police chief for sex in exchange for money. In a news release,...