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ICC awards $56 million in reparations to thousands of victims of convicted Ugandan rebel commander

Feb. 28, 2024 11:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday granted reparations of more than 52 million euros ($56 million) to thousands of victims of a convicted commander in the shadowy Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army. The nearly 50,000...

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

Feb. 28, 2024 10:53 AM 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...

A pregnant Amish woman is killed in her rural Pennsylvania home, and police have no suspects

Feb. 28, 2024 10:32 AM EST

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators have no suspects in the killing of a pregnant 23-year-old Amish woman inside her home in rural northwestern Pennsylvania, and are appealing for tips from the public to help solve the crime, a state police spokeswoman said Wednesday. Rebekah A....

Idaho set to execute Thomas Eugene Creech, one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the US

Feb. 28, 2024 10:14 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The hour of Thomas Eugene Creech’s death has been set, and it is rapidly approaching. On Wednesday morning Idaho prison officials will ask the 73-year-old if he would like a mild sedative to help calm him before his execution at the Idaho Maximum Security...

Paris City Hall says no Olympic Games policing plans were lost in theft of a worker's computer gear

Feb. 28, 2024 09:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall said Wednesday that no policing plans for the upcoming Olympic Games were lost in the theft of computer gear reported by one of its employees. A City Hall statement said: “Initial checks established that the worker didn't possess any information...

Amsterdam police say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Dutch rapper has been arrested in Paris

Feb. 28, 2024 09:21 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Dutch rapper was arrested on a European warrant at an airport in Paris early Wednesday, Amsterdam police said. The 20-year-old man, whose identity wasn't released, was detained at Charles de Gaulle airport as he was...

Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

Feb. 28, 2024 02:10 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate who has long said he’s innocent and claims that his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence faces execution Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin. Ivan Cantu was condemned for...

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 28, 2024 02:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...

Indonesia's likely next president made 4-star general despite links to alleged human rights abuses

Feb. 28, 2024 00:59 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday awarded an honorary four-star general rank to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, a former high-ranking army officer who is linked to human rights abuses and who emerged as the apparent winner of the Feb. 14 presidential...

A key witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial is recanting his testimony, court documents show

Feb. 28, 2024 00:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As the star witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial, Jason Autry spoke in a calm, deliberative manner as an attentive jury listened to him recreate the day the kidnapped Tennessee nursing student was wrapped in a blanket, placed in the back of a pickup truck, driven to a...