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Peru's ex-president faced bigotry for impoverished past

Dec. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Pedro Castillo won Peru’s presidency last year, it was celebrated as a victory by the country’s poor — the peasants and Indigenous people who live deep in the Andes and whose struggles had long been ignored. His supporters hoped Castillo, a populist...

Hong Kong jails pro-democracy media tycoon over fraud

Dec. 09, 2022 23:49 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sentenced a pro-democracy media tycoon to five years and nine months in prison on Saturday over two fraud charges linked to lease violations, the latest of a series of cases against prominent activists that critics say are aimed at crushing dissent in the city....

Ex-cop who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year term

Dec. 09, 2022 22:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back while another officer kneeled on the Black man’s neck was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison. J. Alexander Kueng pleaded guilty in October to a state count of aiding and abetting...

Flint water crisis charges dismissed against ex-Gov. Snyder

Dec. 09, 2022 22:46 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in the Flint water crisis, months after the state Supreme Court said indictments returned by a one-person grand jury were invalid. Snyder, a Republican who left office in 2019, was...

Warnings on gay club shooter stir questions about old case

Dec. 09, 2022 20:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A California woman who warned a judge last year about the danger posed by the suspect in the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting said Friday that the deaths could have been prevented if earlier charges against the suspect weren't dismissed. Jeanie Streltzoff — a...

Jury goes a week with no verdict at Weinstein rape trial

Dec. 09, 2022 19:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors at the Los Angeles rape and sexual misconduct trial of Harvey Weinstein have been deliberating for a week without reaching a verdict. The jury of eight men and four women went home Friday afternoon and will return to resume deliberations on Monday morning....

Squirrel shooter arrested after bullet breaks child's window

Dec. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EST

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) — A 76-year-old Minnesota man is facing criminal charges because he was shooting at a squirrel and a bullet went through a child’s bedroom window in a neighboring home. East Grand Forks Police said they arrested the man Sunday after his neighbor...

2 plead to misdemeanors in Missouri boarding school case

Dec. 09, 2022 16:48 PM EST

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Two men who were facing felony charges alleging they abused boys at a private Christian boarding school in southwest Missouri have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors, and the case against a third was dropped. Scott Dumar, 46, the medical coordinator at the Agape...

Griner case latest in string of high-profile prisoner swaps

Dec. 09, 2022 15:22 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — Delicate negotiations between the United States and Russia led to basketball star Brittney Griner's return Friday in exchange for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, once nicknamed “the Merchant of Death.” It's the latest in a series of high-profile...

Guilty plea possible from Buffalo gunman on federal charges

Dec. 09, 2022 14:08 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who pleaded guilty to state charges in the massacre of 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket would be willing plead guilty to federal charges if spared the death penalty, his lawyer said in court Friday. Payton Gendron pleaded guilty late...