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Cuba gives prominent dissident house arrest, reads sentence

Apr. 3, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban dissident José Daniel Ferrer was placed under house arrest Friday after a court sentenced him to 4 1/2 years for assault and kidnapping but released him from the prison where he had spent the past half year. Ferrer, a strong opponent of the island’s communist government, is...

FILEā€”In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Letecia Stauch makes her first appearance in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Investigators believe that Stauch, who has been charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson Gannon, killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing and then allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. (KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)

Colorado authorities accuse stepmom of lying in boy's death

Apr. 3, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Investigators believe a woman charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing in January and allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. Authorities say Letecia...

Nebraska high court rejects death row inmate's latest appeal

Apr. 3, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has again rejected a post-conviction appeal by a man on the state's death row for raping and killing a teenage newspaper carrier in western Nebraska in 2003. Jeffrey Hessler, of Gering, argued in his appeal that Nebraska's capital punishment procedure is...

Police: Man tried to set wife on fire over stimulus check

Apr. 3, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he became enraged he didn’t qualify for a COVID-19-related stimulus check and tried to set his wife on fire. The Albuquerque Journal reports Joe Macias was arrested Wednesday shortly following an argument with his disabled...

Police: Husband captured, charged in wife's disappearance

Apr. 3, 2020 8:20 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The husband of a missing Florida woman was captured in New Mexico and arrested in connection to her disappearance, authorities said. David E. Anthony, 43, was charged Tuesday with the second-degree murder and kidnapping of Gretchen Anthony, the Jupiter Police Department said in...

Man accused of killing US journalist to stay in prison

Apr. 3, 2020 5:42 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani provincial government Friday ordered a British Pakistani man whose conviction in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist was overturned to remain in custody for three months. The Superintendent of Karachi's Central Prison, Hasan Sehtoo, said he received an...

FILE - In this April 15, 2007, file photo, Dr. Judea Pearl, father of American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was killed by terrorists in 2002, speaks in Miami Beach, Fla. A Pakistani court on Thursday, April 2, 2020, overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

Apr. 2, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and...

This photo provided by Bibb County Sheriff's Office shows Caesar Crockett Jr.  The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says officials are looking for Crockett Jr. He's accused of getting into a fight with his child's mother Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Macon, Ga. During the fight, the sheriff's office says he pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman's mother, stepfather and sister. (Bibb County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Triple-slaying suspect surrenders after standoff; child safe

Apr. 1, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After a prolonged standoff, Florida state troopers arrested a Georgia man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child's mother's family and kidnapping his child, authorities said Wednesday. Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. safely handed his 2-year-old son over to authorities...

This undated photo from the Henderson, Nev., Police Department shows Joshua Nichols. Authorities say Nichols, the 37-year-old son of convicted Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols, is facing kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery charges in a Feb. 6, 2020 attack on a 67-year-old man in suburb an Las Vegas. Joshua Nichols was being held Wednesday, April 1, at the Clark County jail following his arrest March 12, on charges in what police said was a gunpoint confrontation of a jeweler at a home in Henderson. (Henderson Police Department via AP)

Son of Oklahoma City bomber accomplice held in Nevada

Apr. 1, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The troubled son of convicted Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is facing kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery charges in a Feb. 6 attack on a 67-year-old man in suburban Las Vegas, authorities said Wednesday. Joshua Isaac Nichols, 37, was being held at the Clark County...

Man guilty except for insanity of kidnapping, burglary

Apr. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of swinging a chain at a police officer and holding a woman at knifepoint has been found guilty except for insanity on several charges and sentenced to the Oregon State Hospital. Christopher Michael Hall will serve up to 20 years under the jurisdiction of the Oregon...