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UN experts: Sudan's paramilitary forces carried out ethnic killings and rapes that may be war crimes

Mar. 01, 2024 01:27 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Paramilitary forces and their allied militias fighting to take power in Sudan carried out widespread ethnic killings and rapes while taking control of much of western Darfur that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, United Nations experts said in a new...

Man to be sentenced for murdering a woman who was mistakenly driven up his rural New York driveway

Mar. 01, 2024 01:09 AM EST

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a 20-year-old woman in an SUV that was mistakenly driven up his rural driveway in upstate New York is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. Kevin Monahan, 66, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death last April of Kaylin Gillis....

Mourners to gather for the funeral of a slain Georgia nursing student who loved caring for others

Mar. 01, 2024 00:39 AM EST

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Family, friends and classmates planned to gather Friday at a church outside Atlanta to say farewell to Laken Riley, the nursing student found slain after she went out for a morning jog on the University of Georgia campus. A funeral service for 22-year-old...

Paramedic convictions in Elijah McClain's death spur changes for patients in police custody

Mar. 01, 2024 00:33 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Medical responders across the U.S. are rethinking how they treat people in police custody after a jury last December handed down a rare decision: It convicted two Colorado paramedics for their roles in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain following an overdose of a powerful sedative. ...

Georgia sets execution date for man who killed ex-girlfriend 30 years ago

Feb. 29, 2024 21:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who killed his former girlfriend three decades ago is set to be put to death in March in what would be Georgia's first execution in more than four years. A judge on Thursday signed the order for the execution of Willie James Pye, who was convicted of murder and...

Virginia man sentenced to 43 years after pleading guilty to killing teen who had just graduated

Feb. 29, 2024 20:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A young man accused in last year's fatal shooting of a teenager who had received his Virginia high school diploma minutes earlier at a public event pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree murder and a firearm-related charge and was sentenced to 43 years in prison. ...

Man already serving life sentence convicted of killing Tucson girl who vanished from parents' home

Feb. 29, 2024 18:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for the 2014 death of an Arizona teenager was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the killing of another Tucson girl years earlier. Pima County Superior Court jurors also found Christopher Clements, 42, guilty of...

Police: Man who killed his toddler, shot himself was distraught over the slaying of his elder son

Feb. 29, 2024 16:34 PM EST

KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a man who was distraught over the recent slaying of his 18-year-old son shot his 3-year-old son to death and then shot himself. Kenner Police Chief Keith Conley said the child was dead when police officers arrived at the...

Lawmakers bidding to resume Louisiana executions after 14-year pause OK new death penalty methods

Feb. 29, 2024 16:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bidding to resume Louisiana executions after a 14-year pause, the state's Republican-dominated Legislature gave final passage to a bill Thursday to add electrocution and the use of nitrogen gas as means of administering the death penalty. The legislation...

The London police officer who killed Sarah Everard should never have been employed, an inquiry finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — An off-duty police officer who abducted and murdered a 33-year-old woman in south London three years ago should never have been employed in the first place, with three police forces failing to spot clear signals of his unsuitability, an official inquiry revealed Thursday. ...