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Man who attacked author Salman Rushdie charged with supporting terrorist group

Jul. 24, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A man who severely injured author Salman Rushdie in a frenzied knife attack in western New York faces new terrorism charges. A three-count indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Buffalo on Wednesday charges Hadi Matar with attempting to provide material...

Steve Bannon's trial in border wall fundraising case set for December, after his ongoing prison term

Jul. 23, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

While Steve Bannon serves a four-month federal prison term, the conservative strategist now has a December date for a different trial in New York, where he's charged with scheming to con donors who gave money to build a border wall with Mexico. With Bannon excused from court because...

Family of aid worker detained in Central African Republic for alleged rebel contacts urge release

Jul. 23, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The family of a Portuguese-Belgian aid worker detained in the Central African Republic for allegedly being in touch with armed groups to plot a coup maintained his innocence and called for his release Tuesday, even as the African government said it had evidence to support...

Suspected gunman in Croatia nursing home killings charged on 11 counts, including murder

Jul. 23, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A suspected gunman in a mass shooting at a nursing home in Croatia is facing 11 criminal charges, including murder, after he was accused of killing six people, including his own mother, and wounding as many more, police said on Tuesday. The carnage stunned...

A Russian internet pioneer is handed a 2-year prison sentence by Moscow court

Jul. 23, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — One of Russia's internet pioneers has been sentenced to two years in prison on charges of abuse of office that he has rejected, a verdict that is seen by some as politically driven. Alexei Soldatov, who served as deputy minister of communications in 2008-2010, was...

A top Chinese university fires a professor after a student accused him of sexual harassment

Jul. 22, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A top Chinese university fired a professor on Monday, a day after a graduate student accused him of sexual harassment on social media in a rare public allegation and posted recordings as evidence, drawing widespread support. The woman, who identified herself as...

Police bodyguard accused of fraud and false statements about alleged affair with mayor

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing a former New Orleans police officer of hiding a romantic relationship with Mayor LaToya Cantrell and filing false payroll records claiming he was on duty as one of her bodyguards during hours they spent together on trips abroad, at restaurants...

No prison for a nursing home owner who sent 800 residents to ride out a hurricane in squalor

Jul. 22, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana businessman who sent more than 800 elderly residents from his seven nursing homes to ride out Hurricane Ida in a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse pleaded no contest to 15 criminal counts Monday and was sentenced to three years of probation. Bob Dean...

Karen Read in court as judge schedules January retrial in Boston police officer's death

Jul. 22, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Karen Read made a brief court appearance on Monday to set dates going forward for the high-profile murder case against her involving her Boston police officer boyfriend that ended in a mistrial earlier this month. Read is accused of ramming into John O’Keefe with...

Moroccan ex-minister who defended government critics sentenced to five years

Jul. 22, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Mohamed Ziane, an ex-Moroccan minister of human rights, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday in a corruption case that his attorney described as retribution for outspokenness and work defending political prisoners. An appeals court in Rabat handed...