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Police: Oregon kidnap suspect killed 2 men before cornered

Feb. 01, 2023 17:43 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon — a man who spent little time behind bars for a similar crime in Nevada — killed two men before being cornered by officers and fatally shooting himself, police said Wednesday. Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died at...

N. Carolina senators want tougher utility attack penalties

Feb. 01, 2023 17:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Punishments would get tougher in North Carolina for intentionally damaging utility equipment — like what authorities say happened two months ago when tens of thousands of Moore County residents lost electricity for days — in legislation filed Wednesday by Senate...

US expresses concern over Sudan freeing diplomat's killer

Feb. 01, 2023 17:41 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. said Wednesday it is “deeply concerned" by Sudan's release of a man convicted in the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat and embassy employee in a drive-by shooting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that...

Onetime high-flying lawyer Girardi indicted on client theft

Feb. 01, 2023 17:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disgraced ex-lawyer Tom Girardi, once celebrated for winning massive settlements, has been indicted by federal grand juries in Los Angeles and Chicago on charges he stole more than $18 million from clients, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The charges are the...

Man who fatally shot Dallas officer in 2007 faces execution

Feb. 01, 2023 17:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Dallas police officer nearly 16 years ago faces execution on Wednesday. Wesley Ruiz, 43, is set to receive a lethal injection for the March 2007 killing of Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix. Ruiz had led...

Man pleads guilty in death of long-missing Michigan woman

Feb. 01, 2023 17:31 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A man who previously admitted killing two women in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a Michigan woman who disappeared more than 17 years ago. Harold David Haulman III pleaded guilty in Calhoun County District Court to second-degree murder...

Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols' funeral

Feb. 01, 2023 17:22 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols ’ family and friends remembered him with songs of faith and emotional tributes Wednesday, blending a celebration of his life with outraged calls for police reform after the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police. Nichols’...

Child in California mountain lion attack leaves hospital

Feb. 01, 2023 17:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion while hiking in rural Northern California with his mother and grandfather has been released from a hospital, authorities said Wednesday. The boy had raced ahead of the adults on a trail in San Mateo County,...

Second jury finds Wisconsin man guilty in wife's slaying

Feb. 01, 2023 17:14 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A jury found a Wisconsin man guilty Wednesday in a second trial for killing his wife with antifreeze and by suffocation in 1998. The verdict of first-degree intentional homicide against Mark Jensen was announced in a Kenosha County courtroom. ...

Nuggets star Porter Jr.'s brother charged in fatal crash

Feb. 01, 2023 17:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — University of Denver basketball player Coban Porter, the brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., was charged Wednesday with felony counts of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault stemming from a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed a 42-year-old woman. ...