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Whiting man gets 180 years for killing woman, 2 teens in '98

Jun. 24, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Lake County man to 180 years in prison Friday for killing a woman and two teenage boys found bludgeoned to death in 1998 in a house in northwest Indiana. James H. Higgason III, 52, of Whiting, was sentenced to three terms of 60 years...

Several accusers seek roles at Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of four women who testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that she had a role in their sexual abuse at the hands of financier Jeffrey Epstein may be speaking at her sentencing or have their statements read aloud, court filings Friday show. Prosecutors told a...

Alaska judge rules Sweeney won't advance to special election

Jun. 24, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge ruled Friday that Alaska elections officials do not need to put the fifth-place finisher in this month's U.S. House special primary on the upcoming special election ballot in place of a candidate who withdrew. Superior Court Judge William...

Jury takes fraud case against Elizabeth Holmes's ex-partner

Jun. 24, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The fate of hard-nosed technology executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani is now in the hands of a jury that will weigh criminal charges alleging he joined disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, his former partner, in an elaborate fraud that jarred Silicon Valley. ...

Ex-Argentine officer faces trial in Miami in massacre case

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Argentine navy officer goes on trial Monday in Miami for his alleged role in a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland. Roberto Guillermo Bravo, who has lived in the U.S. for decades, is the only former Argentine military officer accused of taking...

Athletes react to the Supreme Court's abortion decision

Jun. 24, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe expressed her anger Friday over the Supreme Court's decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, decrying an erosion of rights that women have had for a generation. “I think the cruelty is the point because...

Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

Jun. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Evidence presented Friday in the corruption trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness suggests McGuiness expected an employee to handle a controversial contractor payment at the heart of her criminal case, not knowing the employee would quit while on vacation. ...

U.S. Army private admits plotting attack on military unit

Jun. 24, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army private from Kentucky pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he plotted to murder members of his unit in an attack that he planned to carry out in 2020 on behalf of a group that promotes extreme violence to bring about the demise of Western civilization, authorities...

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal, avoid hearing

Jun. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees avoided an arbitration hearing Friday by agreeing to a $19 million, one-year contract, a deal that leaves the slugger on track to become a free agent after the World Series. Unable to agree to a long-term deal in talks that ended...