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Utah death row inmate who is imprisoned for 1998 murder asks parole board for mercy ahead of hearing

Jul. 22, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

Utah officials are set hear testimony Monday about whether a man facing execution next month should be spared the death penalty for a 1998 murder and remain imprisoned for life. The parole board hearing comes after state officials said Saturday that they no longer planned to use an...

Miss Kansas called out her abuser in public. Her campaign against domestic violence is going viral

Jul. 21, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A newly posted video of Miss Kansas calling out her domestic violence abuser from the stage the night she was crowned is whipping up a maelstrom of support on social media. Alexis Smith, who works overnight shifts as a cardiothoracic intensive care nurse in...

Anti-whaling campaigner arrested in Greenland and police say he may be extradited to Japan

Jul. 21, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greenland police said they arrested a veteran environmental activist and anti-whaling campaigner on Sunday on an international arrest warrant issued by Japan. Paul Watson was arrested when his ship docked in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, a police statement said. He...

Suspect arrested in triple-homicide of victims found after apartment fire in suburban Phoenix

Jul. 21, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

AHWATUKEE, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a triple homicide case in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee, according to authorities. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Chase Christman was jailed on suspicion of three counts of murder and one count of misconduct...

Police: 3 killed, 6 wounded in 'exchange of gunfire' during gathering in Philadelphia; no arrests

Jul. 21, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three men were killed and at least six other people wounded in an early morning shootout at a gathering in west Philadelphia, authorities said. Police said more than 100 people were present in the Carroll Park neighborhood when gunfire broke out just after 2...

A 12-year-old girl is accused of smothering her 8-year-old cousin over an iPhone

Jul. 20, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl in Tennessee has been charged with murder, accused of smothering her 8-year-old cousin as the younger girl slept. A relative said they had been arguing over an iPhone. A security camera recorded the killing, inside the bedroom they shared...

California officials say largest trial court in US victim of ransomware attack

Jul. 20, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ransomware attack has shut down the computer system of the largest trial court in the country, officials with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County said. The cybersecurity attack began early Friday and is not believed to be related to the faulty CrowdStrike...

Man in custody after 4 found dead in Brooklyn apartment attack, NYPD says

Jul. 20, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it has taken a man into custody in connection with the deaths of a grandmother, a mother and her two children in the family's Brooklyn apartment. Police said in a statement Saturday that officers responded to a report late Friday...

Utah State says Blake Anderson fired for interviewing potential victim after Aggies player's arrest

Jul. 20, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

Utah State's Blake Anderson was fired for contacting a potential domestic violence victim and a witness to the incident after an Aggies football player was arrested, and failing to properly report the case, according to a termination letter sent to the coach earlier this month. The...

Utah scraps untested lethal drug combination for man's August execution

Jul. 20, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

Utah officials said Saturday that they are scrapping plans to use an untested lethal drug combination in next month's planned execution of a man in a 1998 murder case. They will instead seek out a drug that's been used previously in executions in numerous states. Defense attorneys...