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S. Carolina bill shielding death penalty drugmakers advances

Feb. 02, 2023 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans' quest to resume executions in South Carolina overcame another hurdle Thursday. The state Senate Corrections and Penology Committee approved a bill that would shield the identities of the companies that dispense the drug cocktail used to execute...

Judges vacates woman's sentence in baby's neglect death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman sentenced to prison after the death of her 3-week-old baby will receive a new trial after a judge found her attorney gave her improper advice when persuading her to plead guilty. District Court Judge Daniel Borgen on Tuesday vacated the...

Biden's handwritten notes part of classified docs probe

Feb. 02, 2023 15:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is a man who writes down his thoughts. And some of those handwritten musings over his decades of public service are now a part of a special counsel's investigation into the handling of classified documents. It isn't clear yet what the...

North Carolina Supreme Court hears felony voting rights case

Feb. 02, 2023 15:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s newly seated Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on whether people convicted of felonies — tens of thousands statewide — should be permitted to vote if they aren’t in prison but still are serving probation or parole or have yet to pay fines. ...

Jury: Suspected serial killer guilty in teen's death in '70s

Feb. 02, 2023 15:11 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest was found guilty by a southwest Washington jury for slaying 17-year-old Martha Morrison of Portland, Oregon, nearly 50 years ago. After about 90 minutes of deliberation Wednesday, the Clark County jury found Forrest...

Feds seized records, phone of former Michigan House leader

Feb. 02, 2023 14:56 PM EST

A former leader of the Michigan House had his phone seized as part of a federal investigation that involved grand jury subpoenas, search warrants and bank records, according to court documents. The details were disclosed in a lawsuit against Rick Johnson and his wife, Janice, over...

Chicago suburb settles lawsuit over boy's shooting for $12M

Feb. 02, 2023 14:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a suburban Chicago boy who was 12 when an officer shot him in the knee during a 2019 police raid will receive $12 million under a settlement of the family’s lawsuit. The settlement, which will be paid by the village of Richton Park’s insurance...

Man gets 10-year sentence in Islamic State training case

Feb. 02, 2023 14:44 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Ohio man to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge related to an attempt to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State-affiliated group. The Justice Department accused Naser Almadaoji, an Iraqi-born...

Financial misdeeds allowed in Alex Murdaugh murder trial

Feb. 02, 2023 14:21 PM EST

A judge has ruled that prosecutors can call witnesses to testify how Alex Murdaugh allegedly stole money as part of the double murder trial for the disbarred South Carolina attorney as long as they can show it is convincing evidence and linked to the killings. Judge Clifton Newman on...

US releases Guantanamo prisoner once tortured at CIA sites

Feb. 02, 2023 14:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials said Thursday they released and sent to Belize a onetime al-Qaida courier who had completed his sentence. The transfer of Majid Khan ended an imprisonment that included torture at clandestine CIA sites and 16 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention center....