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Detroit-area woman charged in assault on airline flight

Sep. 17, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A woman accused of assaulting a woman and calling her a racial slur on a Spirit Airlines flight to Detroitwas arraigned Friday. Alexandra Farr, 39, of Roseville, faces ethnic intimidation and assault charges. The victim was a Black, Muslim woman. ...

Jury selected for Georgia prisoner accused of killing guards

Sep. 17, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection wrapped up Friday in the trial of one of two Georgia prisoners accused of killing two guards more than four years ago, and opening statements are set to begin Monday. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Donnie Rowe in the...

NYC restaurant host attacked over vaccine status request

Sep. 17, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19, police said. The three women punched the host at Carmine's on the Upper West Side repeatedly and...

October trial postponed for 5 men in Michigan governor plot

Sep. 17, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he would postpone the Oct. 12 trial of five men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A new date wasn't immediately set, but U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker suggested the trial might get...

Chicago woman charged with fraud in death certificate scheme

Sep. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been charged with taking advantage of two crises facing the city — the pandemic and its surging homicide count — to defraud the government out of thousands of dollars in tax refunds and coronavirus stimulus payments. Katrina Pierce...

Hearing on Kevin Strickland's future to be in Jackson County

Sep. 17, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A hearing that could determine whether Kevin Strickland will be released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a triple murder conviction will be held in Jackson County, a judge ruled Friday. Circuit Judge Kevin Harrell rejected a...

Ex-deputy charged with manslaughter in white teen's death

Sep. 17, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas sheriff's deputy was charged Friday with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a white teenager whose death has drawn the attention of national civil rights activists. A special prosecutor announced the felony charge against...

Ex-teammate pleads not guilty to killing Miami football star

Sep. 17, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former University of Miami football player pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of killing a teammate outside a South Florida apartment complex in 2006. An attorney for Rashaun Jones, 35, entered the plea during a remote court hearing after prosecutors...

Police: Man, woman fatally shot in St. Petersburg home

Sep. 17, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified a possible suspect in the fatal shootings of an 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man in St. Petersburg. Police said in a statement that they have taken someone into custody, but they haven't released the...

Ex-officer behind infamous 1970 slayings ends release appeal

Sep. 17, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters on a North Carolina base has ended his appeal of a lower court ruling that denied his requested release. An attorney for Jeffrey MacDonald said...