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Man cleared after 6 years in prison fights for compensation

Jun. 14, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Javon Davis spent nearly six years behind bars for attempted murder before he was cleared of the crime. In March 2020, a Hennepin County judge overturned Davis’ conviction based on ineffective counsel. Prosecutors could have decided to retry him,...

Suspect in Georgia officer shooting killed by police

Jun. 13, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Police killed a man suspected of shooting a Georgia officer on Sunday following a search that involved multiple law enforcement agencies, authorities said. A Cobb County officer responded to a domestic dispute in Acworth during the afternoon, news...

Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in Ghosn's escape

Jun. 13, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he was out on bail go on trial Monday in Tokyo. Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and his son Peter Taylor are suspected in the Houdini-like operation where Ghosn...

Man, 25, dies after downtown Austin shooting that wounded 14

Jun. 13, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man has died from his injuries following a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street that left more than a dozen people injured, police said Sunday. Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalized with critical gunshot wounds following the...

Nicaragua arrests 5 more opposition leaders in crackdown

Jun. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrested five opposition leaders during a major weekend round up, in what appears to be widespread detentions of anyone who might challenge his rule. The four arrests Sunday and one Saturday...

New Orleans man accused of leading chase in stolen ambulance

Jun. 13, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A New Orleans man is accused of stealing an ambulance outside a New Orleans emergency room and then leading a chase through suburbs across the Mississippi River. Kevin Arnold, 33, was arrested early Sunday on charges including aggravated flight,...

2 Florida men accused of defrauding investors

Jun. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against a Florida man investigators say misappropriated more than $1 million in investor funds for personal use. The SEC also says it caught Larry Brodman using money from newer investors to pay a portion of the...

Golf cart death leads to driving while impaired charge in NC

Jun. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with driving while impaired after a woman was killed while riding in a golf cart Friday night. WRAL-TV reports that Jeremy Rollins Martin, 43, was driving in the 12 Oaks community in Holly Springs where he...

Islamist party makes early victory claim in Algeria election

Jun. 13, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A moderate Islamist party claimed victory Sunday in Algeria's legislative election even though results were not expected for several more days. Less than 24 hours after polls closed in the North African country, the head of the Movement for a...

2 arrested in fatal shooting of Terre Haute high school girl

Jun. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) — State police said over the weekend that two men have been arrested in a recent shooting that killed a 15-year-old high school girl in a small town in western Indiana. The fatal shooting of Mezmariah L. Wilson, of Shelburn, occurred around midnight...