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Missile splashes into the Red Sea, causing no damage in latest suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attack

May. 23, 2024 03:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A missile splashed down in the waters of the Red Sea on Thursday, but caused no damage to a passing commercial vessel in an attack likely carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said. The Houthis did not immediately claim the attack,...

UN will vote on commemorating the 1995 Srebrenica genocide annually — which Serbs vehemently oppose

May. 23, 2024 02:37 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. is scheduled to vote Thursday on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a prospect that has sparked vehement opposition from Serbs who fear it will brand them all as “genocidal” supporters...

Bosnian Serb leader reiterates threat to secede from Bosnia ahead of UN vote on genocide

May. 23, 2024 02:33 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia’s Serb-controlled territory reiterated a threat to secede from the Balkan country Wednesday, a day ahead of a U.N. vote on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs....

Ex-top prosecutor for Baltimore to be sentenced for mortgage fraud and perjury convictions

May. 23, 2024 01:21 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore is to be sentenced this week for lying about her personal finances so she could improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentencing for former Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby is...

Arizona Senate advances proposed ballot measure to let local police make border-crossing arrests

May. 22, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate approved a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters in November to make it a state crime for noncitizens to enter the state through Mexico at any location other than a port of entry. The proposal approved Wednesday on a 16-13 party-line vote...

California advances legislation cracking down on stolen goods resellers and auto theft

May. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate approved a bipartisan package of 15 bills Wednesday that would increase penalties for organized crime rings, expand drug court programs and close a legal loophole to make it easier to prosecute auto thefts. One proposal would require...

Missouri prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of court employee and police officer

May. 22, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prosecutors said Wednesday that they intend to seek the death penalty against a Kansas City-area man who is charged with murder in the killings of a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice on him and a police officer who responded. ...

North Carolina attorney general seeks funds to create fetanyl, cold case units

May. 22, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said Wednesday he wants additional staff for his office to combat fentanyl trafficking and to solve longstanding sexual assault crimes, as well as more funds to help law enforcement agencies recruit and retain officers. ...

New York Senate passes bill to tighten legal standard Harvey Weinstein used to toss rape conviction

May. 22, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to explicitly allow evidence of prior sexual offenses in sex crimes cases, a move to change the legal standard Harvey Weinstein used to overturn his rape conviction. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of...

Feds face trial over prison guards' abuse of incarcerated women at now-shuttered California facility

May. 22, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will go to trial next year over claims it allowed an environment where guards at a now-shuttered California prison sexually abused incarcerated women, a judge ordered Wednesday. In the first public hearing since FCI Dublin...