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Woman accused of Chile kidnaps asks for bail in Sydney court

May. 24, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A lawyer for a woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to the country's 1973-1990 military dictatorship has denied in a Sydney court that she was involved in the disappearances of seven people and argued she was working in a mundane secretarial job at the time. Adriana Rivas...

Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killer

May. 24, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. The court rejected the appeal of Oeut Ang for a reduction in his sentence for shooting dead political analyst Kem Ley at a convenience store in the...

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

May. 23, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. Attorneys involved in the negotiations told a federal bankruptcy court judge during a...

Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

May. 23, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A majority in Brazil's supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains. Six of the Supreme Federal Tribunal's 11 judges have voted in favor of the measure....

File says Smollett couldn't contact brothers after arrest

May. 23, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Jussie Smollett's conditions after posting $10,000 bail amid charges he lied about being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack was that he have no contact with two brothers police say he paid to help stage the incident, according to a case file unsealed Thursday in Chicago. Besides...

The Latest: Survivor of executed serial killer at peace now

May. 23, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A woman who survived an assault by convicted Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long says his execution brought her peace. Lisa Noland sat in the front row at Thursday's execution of the...

N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years

May. 23, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who once was on death row and then served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed robbery attempt was headed home Thursday. Attorney Theresa Newman, co-director of the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic, said 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch...

Judge denies request to dismiss lawsuits over church attack

May. 23, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a defense request to claims against the U.S. Air Force stemming from a 2017 massacre at a Texas church that left more than two dozen people dead. Relatives of those killed or injured at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs sued the federal...

The Latest: Unsealed file contains Smollett bail conditions

May. 23, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a judge's order unsealing the file from actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The file that a judge unsealed in Jussie Smollett's criminal case includes documents from when the actor posted $10,000 bail after being arrested on charges that he lied...

USSF, promoter clash in court over international matches

May. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a promoter asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States. The USSF last month denied an application by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, to have Ecuador's Barcelona and...