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Peter Navarro, Trump ex-aide jailed for contempt of Congress, will address RNC, AP sources say

Jul. 12, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House trade advisor Peter Navarro, who is currently in jail on contempt of Congress charges, is expected to speak at next week's Republican National Convention just hours after his release. That's according to two people familiar with the event's...

Argentina charges 2 visiting French rugby players in a harrowing case of alleged sexual assault

Jul. 12, 2024 23:41 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Prosecutors charged two French rugby players with aggravated sexual assault Friday, the latest development in the case of a woman who said she was repeatedly raped by the athletes after they took her to their hotel room and prevented her from leaving. ...

Rays' Franco used his mother to pay the mother of a minor he is accused of abusing, documents say

Jul. 12, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco used his mother to give money to the mother of a minor who he was accused of abusing in an effort to hide the funds, according to documents that prosecutors presented to a judge this week and viewed by The Associated...

Chile says a Venezuelan fugitive has been arrested in the killing of an anti-Maduro dissident

Jul. 12, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile announced Friday that one of the suspects wanted in the kidnapping and killing of a dissident Venezuelan soldier on Chilean soil early this year has been arrested in Costa Rica. The slaying in February caused shock in Chile, where Ronald Ojeda, a...

Alec Baldwin weeps in court as judge announces involuntary manslaughter case is dismissed midtrial

Jul. 12, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Friday brought a sudden and stunning end to the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin, dismissing it in the middle of the actor's trial and saying it cannot be filed again. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer dismissed the case based...

What’s next for Alec Baldwin after involuntary manslaughter case dismissal

Jul. 12, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A New Mexico judge dismissed the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in a sudden move Friday. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer dismissed the case based on the misconduct of police and prosecutors...

Convicted instigators in murder of Ecuador presidential candidate get 34-year prison sentences

Jul. 12, 2024 21:44 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The two instigators of the 2023 assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio were sentenced on Friday to 34 years and eight months in prison. Three accomplices were sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Prosecutor’s Office had...

Judge rejects effort by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson to get records from Catholic church

Jul. 12, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge said Friday that Attorney General Bob Ferguson is not entitled to enforce a subpoena seeking decades of records from the Seattle Archdiocese, despite his assertion that the records are needed to learn whether the Catholic church used charitable trust funds...

Former Georgia insurance commissioner sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud

Jul. 12, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine to serve three-and-a-half years in prison after Oxendine pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones had one question for the...

Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter case has been dismissed. Here's key things to know

Jul. 12, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

A judge's surprise ruling has ended the prosecution of Alec Baldwin nearly three years after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust." The ruling, which came in the trial's fourth day, was a surprise end to case that had already...