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Officer charged with trying to steal dead woman’s identity

Jun. 23, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer has been charged with attempting to steal the identity of a dead woman whose house he was sent to during an investigation, authorities said. Deandre Ross, who has been with Baltimore County police for four years, was arrested...

Jury recommends life sentence in Kansas City child sex case

Jun. 23, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man faces life in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while her mother worked. The Jackson County Prosecutor's office said Adalberto Gaitan, 36, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of first-degree statutory...

High court: Armed Ohio school employees require training

Jun. 23, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts that allow employees to be armed must also require police-level training for those workers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a victory for a group of parents who challenged a local district's armed employee policy. ...

Apple Daily to close, last pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper

Jun. 23, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s sole remaining pro-democracy newspaper will publish its last edition Thursday, forced to shut down after five editors and executives were arrested and millions of dollars in its assets were frozen as part of China's increasing crackdown on dissent in the...

Police officer guilty of manslaughter in soccer star's death

Jun. 23, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head. A jury unanimously found Constable Benjamin Monk guilty of...

Repair shop owner pleads guilty to insurance fraud charges

Jun. 23, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who used sledgehammers and mallets to further damage customers' vehicles at the two auto body shops he owned in an effort to cheat insurance companies has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, prosecutors said. Adam Haddad, 44, pleaded guilty...

Late night closing time is back for Miami Beach bars

Jun. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Closing time is moving back to 5 a.m. for some Miami Beach bars after a judge granted the Clevelander Hotel a temporary injunction blocking the city from limiting hours in the South Beach entertainment district. The hotel sued Miami Beach over...

Georgia woman pleads guilty in stabbing death of boyfriend

Jun. 23, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. Sheldon Olivia McCoy, 53, of Macon, entered the plea Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court in the May 2019 stabbing of Mark Green, 62, at a...

Spears set to make rare remarks to conservatorship judge

Jun. 23, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008. If Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny does...

R. Kelly jailed in NYC as he awaits sex-trafficking trial

Jun. 23, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has been jailed in New York City in anticipation of his sex-trafficking trial later this summer. A federal prison website on Wednesday listed Kelly as an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. He arrived there...