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Missouri woman's murder conviction tossed after 43 years. Her lawyers say a police officer did it

Jun. 15, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

A judge has overturned the conviction of a Missouri woman who was a psychiatric patient when she incriminated herself in a 1980 killing that her attorneys argue was actually committed by a now-discredited police officer. Judge Ryan Horsman ruled late Friday that Sandra Hemme, who...

Haitian leaders oust police chief and appoint a new one as gang violence claims officers’ lives

Jun. 15, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian leaders have ousted Frantz Elbé, the beleaguered director of Haiti’s National Police, following months of criticism that he wasn’t doing enough to protect officers under assault by gangs. A government official not authorized to speak to the...

Sweden frees an Iranian man convicted over 1988 mass executions in exchange for 2 men held by Iran

Jun. 15, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and Sweden carried out a prisoner swap Saturday that saw Tehran release a European Union diplomat and another man in exchange for an Iranian convicted in Stockholm of committing war crimes over his part in 1988 mass executions in the Islamic Republic. ...

Iran and Sweden agree to a prisoner swap freeing Hamid Nouri, convicted of war crimes by Sweden over 1988 executions

Jun. 15, 2024 07:36 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and Sweden agree to a prisoner swap freeing Hamid Nouri, convicted of war crimes by Sweden over 1988 executions.

What we know about the fight between conspiracist Alex Jones and Sandy Hook families over his assets

Jun. 15, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Bombastic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to liquidate his personal assets as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which killed 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. ...

California's Democratic leaders clash with businesses over curbing retail theft. Here's what to know

Jun. 15, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With retail theft increasing, California Democratic leadership is clashing with a coalition of law enforcement and business groups in a fierce political fight over how to crack down on the problem. State lawmakers are trying to preserve progressive policies and stay away...

San Francisco park where a grandmother was fatally beaten will now have her name

Jun. 14, 2024 23:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco park where a grandmother was beaten and then later died from her injuries will now bear her name. Family and friends will gather Saturday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially usher in the newly named Yik Oi Huang Peace and Friendship...

Alex Jones’ personal assets to be sold to pay $1.5B Sandy Hook debt. Company bankruptcy is dismissed

Jun. 14, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones′ personal assets but dismissed his company’s separate bankruptcy case, leaving the immediate future of his Infowars media platform uncertain as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the...

Speaker Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Dept. refused to prosecute

Jun. 14, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday that the House will go to court to enforce the subpoena against Attorney General Merrick Garland for access to President Joe Biden's special counsel audio interview, hours after the Justice Department refused to prosecute Republicans’ contempt...

Ecuadorian lawmakers block indictment of vice president whom authorities accuse of collusion

Jun. 14, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's Vice President Verónica Abad, for now, will not be indicted in a corruption case against her son after lawmakers blocked the move on Friday. Lawmakers denied the authorization of Abad’s criminal prosecution in a vote prompted by an order from the...