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Woman convicted of manslaughter for texting her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself has been released from jail

Jan. 23, 2020 9:31 AM EST
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Woman convicted of manslaughter for texting her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself has been released from jail.

Woman sworn in as sheriff in Vermont's Orleans County

Jan. 23, 2020 9:25 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A former police sergeant in the Vermont city of Newport is the new Orleans County sheriff. The Caledonian Record reports that Jennifer Harlow, who was sworn in Wednesday, is the first woman to lead a law enforcement agency in the county. Orleans County Assistant Judge Ben Batchelder...

New charges filed in case linked to NH couple's deaths

Jan. 23, 2020 9:12 AM EST

KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) — New charges have been filed against a Utah couple arrested last year in connection with the deaths of a New Hampshire couple found buried at a South Texas beach. Amanda Noverr, 33, and Adam Curtis Williams, 33, were indicted on charges of tampering with evidence, felony theft, and...

Man who helped kidnap storage warehouse manager gets 5 years

Jan. 23, 2020 9:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of two men who kidnapped a Public Storage warehouse manager at gunpoint, mistakenly thinking the manager had stolen their nearly 500 pounds of marijuana, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones issued the sentence for Trent...

Jury convicts man of sexually assaulting woman on flight

Jan. 23, 2020 9:10 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 42-year-old California man has been convicted by a federal jury in Seattle of two felony charges stemming from the sexual assault of a woman on a flight from London to Seattle. Babak Rezapour, of Van Nuys, California, was convicted Wednesday of abusive sexual contact in a special aircraft...

Yasmin Ullah, a member of the Rohingya community, is all smiles as she walks out of the International Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, after the court ordered Myanmar take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya. The United Nations' top cour issued a decision on a request by Gambia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Rohingya hail UN ruling ordering Myanmar to prevent genocide

Jan. 23, 2020 9:08 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, delivering a sweeping legal victory for the Muslim minority. The ruling came despite appeals last month by Myanmar's civilian leader...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

Jan. 23, 2020 9:07 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at home, police said Thursday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of...

2 men charged in Kansas City's first homicide of 2020

Jan. 23, 2020 9:03 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men have been charged with fatally shooting a 41-year-old man in Kansas City's first homicide of the year. The Jackson County prosecutor's office announced Wednesday that 25-year-old Anderson White and 25-year-old Darren Hamilton face charges of second-degree murder and armed...

Prosecutor: Husband in missing mom case took memorial items

Jan. 23, 2020 8:55 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead violated the terms of his release on $6 million bond because he was seen removing items from a memorial for his wife set up near his home, according to a state prosecutor. Stamford State’s...

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 file photo shows a general view of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Sweden's top military commander on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 says a man who duped the Swedish military for 18 years by using forged credentials did not release any information that could harm the Scandinavian country’s security. The Swedish man, who was not named, also worked at NATO headquarters. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)

Sweden: Fake officer didn't spy at NATO or hurt security

Jan. 23, 2020 8:42 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man who duped the Swedish military for 18 years by using forged credentials and who even worked at NATO headquarters and was a contact for Russia's security services did not divulge any secret information that could harm Sweden's security, the country's top military commander...