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Things to know about Idaho's botched execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech

Feb. 29, 2024 00:33 AM EST

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — For nearly an hour, Thomas Eugene Creech lay strapped to a table in an Idaho execution chamber as medical team members poked and prodded at his arms and legs, hands and feet, trying to find a vein through which they could end his life. After eight attempts...

New comedy series 'The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin' stands and delivers

Feb. 28, 2024 23:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Noel Fielding trades pastry for pistols in the new mouthful of a TV series “The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin,” a swashbuckling romp that's miles from the genteel tent of “The Great British Bake Off.” The English writer, comedian and TV host...

Production manager testifies about gun oversight in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin in 2021 rehearsal

Feb. 28, 2024 22:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film-set manager increased oversight of firearm safety but was only partially aware of misfires in the days leading up to the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during rehearsal for the Western movie “Rust,” jurors heard in courtroom testimony...

Man gets life in prison after pleading guilty in the sexual assaults of 4 women in their Texas homes

Feb. 28, 2024 22:27 PM EST

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in the attacks of four women who were sexually assaulted in their homes throughout the Dallas area, including three women who were alumnae of the same national Black sorority. Jeffery Lemor Wheat,...

US Rep. Lauren Boebert's son facing possible felony charges in string of vehicle break-ins

Feb. 28, 2024 21:56 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The oldest son of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is suspected of being part of a group of friends who used credit cards stolen from cars to make purchases at gas stations and McDonald's, according to court documents released Wednesday. Tyler Boebert, 18, was identified as a...

Maine's deadliest shooting spurs additional gun control proposals

Feb. 28, 2024 21:51 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats in the Maine Legislature unveiled sweeping gun violence measures on Wednesday including a 72-hour waiting period for most gun purchases, adding to firearm bills and mental health spending already proposed by the governor after the deadliest shooting in the state...

Honolulu bribery trial won't be postponed despite an investigation into a threat against a US judge

Feb. 28, 2024 21:29 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An upcoming bribery trial against Honolulu’s former top prosecutor won’t be delayed despite an ongoing investigation into allegations that a defendant threatened the judge who had been presiding over the case, which prompted his unexpected recusal last month. ...

Five suspects in the assassination of an Ecuadorian presidential candidate will stand trial

Feb. 28, 2024 21:29 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that five of six suspects in last year’s assassination of a presidential candidate will stand trial, including a leader of a powerful criminal gang who Ecuadorian authorities accuse of coordinating the slaying from his prison cell. ...

Texas man who long claimed innocence is executed for the slayings of 2, including cousin

Feb. 28, 2024 21:01 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who had long claimed his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence was executed Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin. Ivan Cantu received a lethal injection and was...

UN appeals for $674 million as gang violence in Haiti escalates with killings and sexual violence

Feb. 28, 2024 20:55 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indiscriminate violence in Haiti is escalating — especially in the capital and surrounding region — with armed gangs carrying out killings and acts of sexual violence, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the conflict-wracked Caribbean nation said Wednesday. ...