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In Khashoggi case: Saudi calls, 'body double' after killing

Oct. 22, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A man appearing to wear Jamal Khashoggi's clothes left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following his killing there, according to a surveillance video, while a member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage made four calls to the royal's office around the same time,...

Former teacher admits to sexually abusing middle schoolers

Oct. 22, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who admitted to sexually abusing seventh- and eighth-grade girls while working as charter-school math teacher in the nation's capital has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. News outlets report 33-year-old Robert Leach, of Maryland, told the court Friday that God has since...

Former NFL player Rae Carruth out of prison after 18 years

Oct. 22, 2018 8:36 AM EDT

Rae Carruth is a free man. The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child. The Carolina Panthers' 1997 first-round draft pick was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, after...

Maldives court frees opposition leader convicted of bribery

Oct. 22, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in the Maldives freed an opposition leader on Monday, setting aside a lower court's conviction for bribery. The High Court, in hearing an appeal by Qasim Ibrahim, said there were procedural violations by the Criminal Court in convicting him. Ibrahim, a political party leader...

Pakistani dies after immolation to protest police bribery

Oct. 22, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, has died of severe burns in Karachi. Mohammad Khalid died on Monday morning, two days after setting himself on fire. Khalid's self-immolation — according to a letter...

Kentucky school system gets extra security post-threats

Oct. 22, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school system says state and local authorities are providing extra security following the arrest of a man who state police say made "credible and imminent" threats. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Anderson County school district will have extra security throughout...

Guard accused of ignoring inmate suicide threat enters plea

Oct. 22, 2018 7:57 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former prison guard accused in the death of a Michigan inmate who killed herself in 2015 has entered a plea agreement. The Ann Arbor News reports 49-year-old Dianna Callahan of Flint pleaded no contest Friday to involuntary manslaughter. Chief Assistant Washtenaw County Prosecutor...

Malta academic in Trump probe has history of vanishing acts

Oct. 22, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

SWIEQI, Malta (AP) — It was her last day of class and Leida Ruvina was getting suspicious. The Albanian student had just finished the first module in what was purported to be a doctoral program co-administered by Slovenia's Euro-Mediterranean University, but the place didn't look like much of a university....

Key moments surrounding the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Oct. 22, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the kingdom's policies and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Turkish officials say a 15-men team tortured, killed and dismembered the writer, while Saudi Arabia says he died in a...

Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

Oct. 22, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Monday rejected a petition by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration to have his fiercest critic in the Senate arrested, in a legal setback for Duterte that the senator called a victory for democracy. Regional Trial Court Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano...