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New trial begins for Ohio man who spent 45 years behind bars

Oct. 23, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new trial has begun for an 83-year-old Ohio man who spent 45 years in prison in the death of his wife. Cleveland.com reports that jurors in the Cuyahoga County retrial of Isiah Andrews learned in opening statements Friday something the jury that...

After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

Oct. 23, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. As authorities investigate why a crew member handed Baldwin a loaded gun instead of one safe to...

Widow sues SC county over husband's ketamine injection

Oct. 23, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — A widow is suing a South Carolina county two years after her husband died following a ketamine injection he received during an arrest. The complaint filed by Tabitha Eileen Britt earlier this month says the two Charleston County paramedics...

Illinois bookkeeper sentenced for years-long fraud

Oct. 23, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding a book-keeping client out of more than $1 million. Kathleen Dvorak pleaded guilty in May to wire and bank fraud and was sentenced Thursday in federal court in...

Salvini on trial in Italy over 2019 migrant ship

Oct. 23, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily, keeping the people onboard at sea for days. It is the...

Prison chief: Mississippi preps for 1st execution since 2012

Oct. 23, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prison employees will conduct once-a-week rehearsals as the state prepares for its first execution since 2012, Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain says. Cain told The Associated Press on Friday that the rehearsals for a lethal injection...

Mom has lost 25 years with son to non-unanimous conviction

Oct. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Brandon Jackson, 49, was convicted of armed robbery in 1997. He is serving a life sentence for a crime he says he didn’t commit. To this day, he denies that he was involved in the holdup of Applebee’s in Bossier City. Two...

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

Oct. 22, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology. The technology heralded as a...

Judge: Certain California prison guards must be vaccinated

Oct. 22, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Kern County Superior Court Judge Bernard Barmann's ruling does not extend to all...

Man pleads guilty in St. Louis Catholic store killing

Oct. 22, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former pastor accused of sexually assaulting two women inside a suburban St. Louis Catholic supply store, then killing a third when she refused his sexual demands pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder and other charges. Thomas Bruce's plea...