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A family friend is charged with murder in the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 18:58 PM EST

A family friend accused of killing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was supposed to take the Texas girl to her school bus stop when they left her home in his vehicle nearly a week before authorities found her body in a river, according to court documents released Wednesday. A large rock...

After 2-year-old girl shoots self, man becomes first person charged under Michigan's gun storage law

Feb. 21, 2024 18:46 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man whose 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver last week became the first person charged under the state’s new law requiring safe storage of guns, just days after the new measure took effect as part of a sweeping reform of gun regulations...

Haiti orphanage founder to be sent to Florida for sex abuse case

Feb. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An American founder of a Haitian orphanage who is accused of sexually abusing four boys there more than a decade ago has been ordered to be sent from Colorado to Florida to face prosecution. Michael Geilenfeld, 71, was arrested in Colorado on Jan. 20 after being...

Jury selection begins for trial of 'Rust' armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Mexico are pursuing accountability for the 2021 death of a cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal for the Western film “Rust.” Before Baldwin's case progresses, the armorer on the set is being tried...

WikiLeaks’ Assange faces wait to find out whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S.

Feb. 21, 2024 17:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't find out until next month at the earliest whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S. on spying charges, or if his long legal battle in Britain has run out of road. Two High Court judges said Wednesday they would take time...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 17:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

Sam Bankman-Fried makes court appearance to switch lawyers before March sentencing

Feb. 21, 2024 16:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A foot-tapping FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried made a brief appearance in a New York courtroom Wednesday to switch lawyers before his sentencing next month. His stint in Manhattan federal court came before Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who will decide how long the...

Third suspect in plot to kill Iranian American author on US soil extradited to face charges

Feb. 21, 2024 16:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspect charged in a plot to kill an Iranian American author and activist has been extradited from the Czech Republic to face charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Polad Omarov was arrested by Czech officials in January 2023, when charges were...

Attorney for widow of slain Haitian president rejects indictment and says it's politically motivated

Feb. 21, 2024 16:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s widow, who was indicted in his assassination, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believes the accusations against her are politically motivated. U.S.-based attorney Paul Turner said he was...

Jury opens deliberations in trial of New Hampshire man accused of killing daughter, 5

Feb. 21, 2024 16:22 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that a New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter treated her like a thing he'd broken and needed to throw away. But his lawyer said he wasn't guilty of her death though he made terrible decisions to hide and move her body to keep...