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Ex-aide says Elon Musk had 'handshake deal' for Tesla buyout

Feb. 01, 2023 17:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk's former chief of staff on Wednesday testified that the billionaire believed he had a “handshake deal" to take Tesla private in 2018 shortly before he tweeted he had the financing for an aborted buyout that is still haunting him in a high-profile trial. ...

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...

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...

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. ...

Both sides use trove of cell data at Alex Murdaugh trial

Feb. 01, 2023 16:45 PM EST

A state agent testifying Wednesday in Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial meticulously reconstructed activity from his iPhone and the cellphones of his son and wife the night they were killed to try to link the disgraced South Carolina attorney to the shooting deaths. The key...

NY waiter convicted in fatal stabbing of co-worker over tips

Feb. 01, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A waiter at a New York restaurant was convicted of manslaughter for stabbing a co-worker with a broken bottle during an argument over $20 worth of tips, prosecutors announced Wednesday. David Jimenez Salazar, 25, was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of fatally...

US charges 4 key suspects in killing of Haiti’s president

Feb. 01, 2023 16:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Four key suspects in the killing of Haiti's president appeared for the first time in U.S. federal court Wednesday to face accusations that they plotted and participated in his assassination, a day after they were transferred to the United States for prosecution. ...

2nd man pleads guilty in death of teen near Minnesota school

Feb. 01, 2023 15:58 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the death of a 15-year-old outside a suburban Minneapolis school in a shooting that also seriously injured another teen. Fernando Valdez-Alvarez, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He made...