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Timeline of events involving capital punishment in Oklahoma

Oct. 28, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma conducted 112 executions from 1976 to October 2015, when the state imposed a moratorium following three consecutive flawed executions or attempted executions. That number rose to 113 Thursday when Oklahoma put John Marion Grant to death by lethal injection, the...

California judge rejects water deal for major farm supplier

Oct. 28, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has rejected a federal contract granting permanent access to U.S. government-controlled water for the nation’s largest agricultural water supplier, saying it lacked details on costs and appropriate public notice. ...

Cuomo accused of forcible touching in criminal complaint

Oct. 28, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A criminal complaint filed by a police investigator with a court in Albany has accused former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of committing a misdemeanor sex crime, though there was a report Thursday that the document was submitted in error. The one-page...

Oklahoma resumes executions, kills inmate for 1998 slaying

Oct. 28, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed a man Thursday for the 1998 stabbing death of a prison cafeteria worker, the state’s first lethal injection following a six-year moratorium. John Marion Grant, 60, is the first inmate to be executed since a series of flawed...

Jury hears opening statements in 'Unite the Right" trial

Oct. 28, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors heard opening statements Thursday in a civil lawsuit that accuses white nationalists of conspiring to commit violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017. Karen Dunn, a lead attorney for nine people who are...

Lincoln man sentenced in roommate's shooting death

Oct. 28, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

A 20-year-old Lincoln man who shot and killed his best friend and roommate was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison. Zachariah Serna was sentenced for manslaughter in the July 4, 2020, death of 20-year-old Gavin Hall, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. ...

Wisconsin sheriff seeks investigation of nursing home voting

Oct. 28, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sheriff who supports former President Donald Trump accused the bipartisan state Elections Commission of breaking the law during last year's election, taking the unusual step Thursday of detailing the allegations publicly even though no charges have been...

Louisiana ex-officer accused of kicking man, lying about it

Oct. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

A federal indictment accuses a former Louisiana police officer of kicking an arrested man in the face and head, then lying about it after the man complained to the officer's superiors. Jared Desadier, 43, was a Monroe police officer when he was arrested in July 2020 on...

Stern judge among key players in Kyle Rittenhouse trial

Oct. 28, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury selection starts Monday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois man accused of killing two people at a police brutality protest last year. Rittenhouse's trial is expected to last at least two weeks. Here's a look at...

Key events in Wisconsin surrounding Rittenhouse shootings

Oct. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A timeline of key events before and after Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people during a night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year: Aug. 23, 2020 — An officer responding to a reported domestic disturbance shoots Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven...