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Ex-Haiti sports minister repatriated to face rape charges

Jul. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former Haitian sports minister accused of rape, sexual abuse and indecent exposure was repatriated to Haiti on Wednesday, authorities said. Evans Lescouflair was arrested Saturday in Puerto Rico and then deported to the Dominican Republic before...

Judge: Execution can't proceed without religious requests

Jul. 06, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has issued a temporary order telling Texas prison officials that they can carry out next week’s scheduled execution of a death row inmate only if they grant all of his religious accommodations, including allowing his spiritual adviser to hold his hand when he...

Wisconsin court: Sex trafficking can be defense for homicide

Jul. 06, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused of killing a man can argue at trial that she was justified because he was sexually trafficking her, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that could help define the limits of legal immunity for trafficking victims nationwide. ...

Condemned sex offender dies at 74 in prison infirmary

Jul. 06, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A 74-year-old sex offender who had been on death row for more than 40 years for the killing of a woman he had raped died while awaiting execution, corrections officials said Wednesday. Harvey Heishman died in San Quentin State Prison’s infirmary on...

Green Bay woman pleads not guilty in dismemberment slaying

Jul. 06, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused in a grisly killing and dismemberment case in Green Bay has pleaded not guilty. Taylor Schabusiness, 24, was arraigned in Brown County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree...

Caribbean court finds anti-sodomy law unconstitutional

Jul. 05, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Caribbean court ruled Tuesday that a law in Antigua and Barbuda that criminalizes gay sex is unconstitutional. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court found that “the selection of an intimate partner is a private and a personal choice." ...

Man sentenced to more than 120 years in Tennessee robbery

Jul. 04, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was convicted in a violent Tennessee home invasion robbery that took place 11 years ago has been sentenced to more than 120 years in prison, prosecutors said. A criminal court judge has sentenced Giorgio Lakeith Jennings to 132 years in prison,...

French president reshuffles Cabinet after election losses

Jul. 04, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron rearranged his Cabinet on Monday after losing his parliamentary majority, and called on his new government to “stand strong" amid Russia's war in Ukraine and "transform” the heavily indebted French economy. The new government...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Julian Assange appeals to UK court against extradition to US

Jul. 01, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed against the British's government decision last month to order his extradition to the U.S. The appeal was filed Friday at the High Court, the latest twist in a decade-long legal saga sparked by his website's publication of...