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Alabama set to execute man for fatal shooting of a delivery driver during a 1998 robbery attempt

Jul. 18, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

A man convicted of killing a delivery driver who stopped for cash at an ATM to take his wife to dinner is facing scheduled execution Thursday night in Alabama. Keith Edmund Gavin, 64, is set to receive a lethal injection at a prison in southwest Alabama. He was convicted of capital...

Illinois sheriff's deputy charged with murder in fatal shooting of woman who called 911

Jul. 18, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman inside her home, a death that led to protests about justice for the Black victim. Sonya Massey was killed after Sangamon County deputies responded to her 911 call...

Newly arrived migrants encounter hazards of food delivery on the streets of NYC: robbers

Jul. 18, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Brad Song thought he was about to get his e-bike stolen a second time in a less than a month after delivering an order for Chinese food app Fantuan Delivery. Seven strangers surrounded the Chinese immigrant and knocked him off the scooter. He was rescued when a nearby...

Serbian police searching for assailant who shot and killed 1 police officer and wounded another

Jul. 18, 2024 08:39 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An assailant stopped by a patrol in a Serbian border town opened fire on police officers early Thursday, killing one and wounding another, the interior minister said. The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. in the western town of Loznica, near the border...

Dominican activists protest against a new criminal code that would maintain a total abortion ban

Jul. 18, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

Activists in the Dominican Republic protested on Wednesday against a bill for a new criminal code that would keep in place the country’s total abortion ban. The Dominican Senate gave initial approval to the bill in late June and lawmakers are expected to give it final approval in...

New Mexico governor cites 'dangerous intersection' of crime and homelessness, wants lawmakers to act

Jul. 18, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Citing what she calls the “dangerous intersection” of crime and homelessness, New Mexico's governor is calling on lawmakers to address stubbornly high crime rates as they convene Thursday for a special legislative session. In issuing her proclamation, Gov....

Haiti's prime minister orders gangs to drop weapons and promises to take back control of the capital

Jul. 17, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille ordered gangs to surrender their weapons during a televised speech late Wednesday in which he acknowledged how dangerous life in Haiti’s capital and beyond has become and pledged to crack down on the rampant violence. ...

Syrian official who oversaw prison where alleged abuse took place arrested by US officials

Jul. 17, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Syrian military official who oversaw a prison where human rights officials say torture and abuse routinely took place has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents took Samir Ousman al-Sheikh into custody last...

Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied voting rights under attorney general's opinion

Jul. 17, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied the right to vote under an opinion from the state attorney general released Wednesday that says a law passed earlier this year restoring the voting rights of people convicted of felonies violates the Nebraska...

Delay of Texas death row inmate's execution has not been the norm for Supreme Court, experts say

Jul. 17, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez had spent some of the hours leading up to his scheduled execution Tuesday evening talking with his wife and attorney before being eventually transferred to a holding cell at the state prison in Huntsville to await his lethal injection. ...