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Guatemala judge threatened after decision on civil war crime

May. 11, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemala judge who last week ordered nine former police and military officers to stand trial for alleged crimes during that country’s civil war, said Wednesday that death threats against him had increased since announcing his decision. “They send me...

Salvador man sues claiming wrongful deportation by ICE

May. 10, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Salvadoran man who claims he was jailed, beaten and tortured after being wrongfully deported from the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government seeking damages for his treatment. José Daniel Guerra-Castañeda, 25, who has since...

Taiwan activist released from China says global help worked

May. 10, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese human rights activist who served five years in jail in China said that international pressure and the tireless advocacy by his wife worked to ensure his safe return to Taiwan. “I know that my life's safety and security was defended by many...

Ex-Guatemala officers to stand trial for civil war crimes

May. 06, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A judge in Guatemala ruled Friday that nine former police and military officers will stand trial for a range of alleged crimes, including forced disappearances, torture and killings during that country’s civil war. In reading his decision, Judge Miguel Angel...

Ukrainian troops unlikely to get easy exit from steel mill

May. 05, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Following the evacuation of some civilians from a steel mill besieged by Russian forces in the port of Mariupol, attention is turning to the fate of hundreds of Ukrainian troops still inside after weeks in the plant's warren of underground tunnels and bunkers. Their...

Former mobster demands return of $268,000 seized by state

May. 05, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

A one-time Boston mobster who served 16 years in prison before he was freed by a judge who ruled that prosecutors may have coerced him into admitting to a role in a killing he had no part in has sued the state attorney general for the return of $268,000 he says was unjustifiably confiscated. ...

NC state employees getting extra day off for booster shot

May. 05, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state employees will get an extra day of vacation for receiving a COVID-19 booster, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday as state government uses a new incentive to increase vaccination rates. Cooper signed an executive order that provides the...

Abuse-clouded prison gets attention, but will things change?

May. 05, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — For months, inmates and staff say, their calls for help were ignored. And in this aging prison of deep despair — a place where sexual abuse has been rampant, authorities acted with utter indifference and the workforce was deeply demoralized — the cries for help had been...

California inmate killed at prison south of San Francisco

May. 04, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate has been killed in an assault at a California state prison south of San Francisco, officials said Wednesday. Edgar Delgado, 39, died Tuesday evening after he was attacked by another inmate armed with a homemade weapon in a maximum security...

Judge finds Arizona prisoner mentally fit to be executed in the 1978 killing of university student

May. 04, 2022 11:27 AM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Judge finds Arizona prisoner mentally fit to be executed in the 1978 killing of university student.