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Indonesian women assert themselves with martial arts as gender-based violence remains a challenge

Jul. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An emotionally and physically abusive marriage of 11 years led Rani Miranti to join a fight club that has trained her in martial arts, enabling her to stand up against violence. Miranti is one of the growing number of Indonesian women who are taking...

Who are some of the Americans behind bars in Russia, and what are the prospects for their release?

Jul. 20, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Arrests of Americans in Russia have become increasingly common with relations sinking to Cold War lows. U.S. citizens jailed on various charges in the country include a vacationing corporate security executive and a dual national visiting her family in...

Judge turns down ex-Rep. George Santos' request to nix some charges ahead of fraud trial

Jul. 19, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. George Santos on Friday lost a bid to get rid of part of the criminal case against him as he heads toward trial on charges that include defrauding campaign donors. U.S. District Joanna Seybert turned down Santos' request to dismiss charges of...

Man pleads guilty to federal charges in attack on Louisville mayoral candidate

Jul. 19, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of shooting at Louisville's current mayor when he was a candidate in 2022 pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges stemming from the attack. Quintez Brown pleaded guilty to interfering with a federally protected activity and...

El Paso man sentenced to 19 years for shooting at border patrol agent

Jul. 19, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an El Paso man to 19 years in prison for shooting at a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the U.S. District Attorney of New Mexico announced Friday. Robert Esquivel was convicted of attempted murder of an officer, aggravated assault of an...

Lawsuit filed over Alabama law that blocks more people with felony convictions from voting

Jul. 19, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A voting rights group says a new Alabama law that expanded the list of felonies that cause a person to lose their right to vote is “out of step” with what is happening in most of the nation on voting rights for formerly incarcerated people. The Campaign...

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor charged with failing to update address on sex offender registry

Jul. 19, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor was charged in Florida with failing to update his address on the state's sex offender registry, according to court records. The former New York Giants linebacker turned himself in to the Broward County Sheriff's...

Tennessee will remove HIV-positive people convicted of sex work from violent sex offender list

Jul. 19, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — HIV-positive people who were convicted in Tennessee of sex work under a decades-old aggravated prostitution law will no longer be required to face a lifetime registration as a “violent sex offender” under a lawsuit settlement finalized this week. Last...

Harvey Weinstein retrial in NYC tentatively set for November

Jul. 19, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Friday tentatively scheduled Harvey Weinstein's planned retrial on rape and sexual assault charges to begin on Nov. 12. Weinstein wore an American flag pin on his jacket during a brief court appearance in Manhattan that was delayed by more than 90 minutes...

Illinois deputy charged with murder shot woman in face after ordering her to move pot of water

Jul. 19, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois sheriff’s deputy charged with murder in the death of a Black woman shot her in the face during a tense moment over a pot of water in her home and then discouraged his partner from trying to save her, authorities said Thursday. The details were...