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Idaho officials pay $2.6M for wrongful convictions of 2 men

Jun. 16, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Tuesday approved payments of $1.4 million and $1.2 million, respectively, to two men who spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Republican Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected members of the Idaho...

French conspiracist accused in kidnapping expelled home

Jun. 16, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping of a young girl arrived in his home country Wednesday to face changes following his expulsion from Malaysia. France had issued an Interpol arrest notice for Remy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was detained on...

FBI agents shoot, kill suspect in 2-state kidnapping probe

Jun. 16, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — An investigation into a reported kidnapping in Philadelphia led authorities to a home in northern New Jersey where federal agents shot and killed a suspect early Wednesday, officials said. The shooting in Leonia, a town near the George Washington...

Man fatally shot over catalytic converter theft identified

Jun. 15, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The name of a man who was fatally shot and dragged behind a truck south of Tacoma after allegedly trying to steal a catalytic converter has been released. The News Tribune reports 40-year-old Brent Jalmari Peltomaa of University Place died Saturday...

State prison inmate in Tucson dies; Appears to be a suicide

Jun. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prison inmate in Tucson has died and it appears to be a suicide, authorities said Monday. Arizona Corrections Department officials said 67-year-old Michael L. Ring died last Thursday “from an apparent act of self-harm by a...

Malaysia expels Frenchman accused of inspiring kidnapping

Jun. 13, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping in eastern France of a girl whose mother had lost custody was expelled by Malaysia on Sunday. France had issued an Interpol arrest notice for Remy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was detained on immigration charges by...

California pair charged in 1997 kidnapping of teenage girl

Jun. 11, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California couple facing forced labor charges for allegedly forcing three Guatemalan immigrants to work long hours at their businesses for minimal pay have been charged in the 1997 kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from Las Vegas. A...

France kills jihadist suspected in journalists' killing

Jun. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French military offensive in Mali has killed a jihadist leader linked to al-Qaida who is believed to have helped orchestrate the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, France’s defense minister said Friday. Three other extremists were...

1 student fatally shot in new abduction in Nigeria's north

Jun. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A student has been fatally shot at a school in northern Nigeria as gunmen abducted eight students and two lecturers in yet another violent attack on an educational institution in the country, authorities said Friday. Kaduna State Commissioner for...

3 convicted in federal court of Tennessee bank robberies

Jun. 11, 2021 04:41 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people face prison sentences after they were convicted in Tennessee federal court of using tracking devices and zip ties to abduct bank employees and steal more than $600,000. Antonio Johnson 44, Travis Jackson 37, and Shalundra Johnson, 39,...