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Hospital emergency preparedness worker sentenced to 5 years

Feb. 08, 2023 18:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former emergency preparedness director at Maine Medical Center was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for misrepresenting himself, stealing thousands of dollars and buying two boats. Joshua Cory Frances also was ordered to repay more than...

Man who fatally shot 3 Texas teens in 1998 faces execution

Feb. 08, 2023 18:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An inmate convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago faces execution Wednesday amid allegations that his trial was marred by racial bias. It had been unclear whether John Balentine’s execution, scheduled...

Alleged Chicago brothel operator pleads guilty to conspiracy

Feb. 08, 2023 18:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old woman who prosecutors said operated a multistate prostitution business from a three-story Chicago building that functioned like a brothel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal conspiracy charge. A federal indictment unsealed in 2019 said Jessica Nesbitt...

Former college student pleads guilty to deadly sword attack

Feb. 08, 2023 18:00 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former University of Connecticut student pleaded guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday for killing a man and severely wounding another with a sword in 2020 — one of two deadly attacks that led to a six-day manhunt in several states that ended with his capture in...

2 US Army veterans deported to Mexico win US citizenship

Feb. 08, 2023 17:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After fighting in Afghanistan, former U.S. Army soldier Mauricio Hernandez Mata returned home with post-traumatic stress, which he says eventually led to getting in trouble with the law and being deported to Mexico — a country he had not lived in since he was a boy. ...

Jury may not hear cops' admissions in Tyre Nichols’ beating

Feb. 08, 2023 17:48 PM EST

It was a stunning revelation: One of the officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols took a cellphone photo of the bloodied and handcuffed man and shared it with five other people. The disclosure was part of the Memphis Police Department's request to the state that the...

Prosecutor: Chasing Horse 'grooming' girls to replace wives

Feb. 08, 2023 17:26 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prosecutors told a judge Wednesday that a former “Dances With Wolves" actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls for decades should remain in custody because he was “grooming young children” to replace his older wives when he was...

Climate change protesters fined over 'Last Supper' protest

Feb. 08, 2023 17:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five climate change protesters were fined Wednesday for gluing themselves to the frame of a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper” in the Royal Academy of Arts. The five activists from the group Just Stop Oil glued their hands to the painting's border and...

Georgia lawmakers seek to toughen penalties for dogfighting

Feb. 08, 2023 17:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia could convict more people of dogfighting-related crimes and send them to prison for longer stretches under a bill advancing in the state Senate. The Senate Public Safety Committee voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve Senate Bill 68, which would apply Georgia's...

Walmart shooting suspect pleads guilty to federal charges

Feb. 08, 2023 17:15 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at an El Paso Walmart, changing his plea weeks after the U.S. government said it wouldn’t seek the death penalty for the hate crimes and firearms...