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Oklahoma death row inmate says his father killed OU student

Feb. 07, 2023 13:14 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of raping and killing a University of Oklahoma dance student in 1996 is seeking to have his death sentence thrown out, alleging in a court filing that his late father is the actual killer. Attorneys for Anthony Sanchez,...

Florida mass shooting suspect killed during police pursuit

Feb. 07, 2023 12:46 PM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected in a mass shooting in central Florida last month was fatally shot by a police officer following a long chase and a carjacking, authorities said. The car driven by Alex Greene, 21, eventually crashed into a business in Winter Haven. That's a...

Jurors hear about blue rain jacket in Alex Murdaugh trial

Feb. 07, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Jurors at Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial in South Carolina will get to hear evidence about what crime scene technicians discovered when they tested a rain jacket found three months after his wife and son were killed, a judge ruled Tuesday. The decision was the second win for...

UK holds ceremony replete with tradition to consider coins

Feb. 07, 2023 12:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A jury sat solemnly in a gilded hall in central London on Tuesday, presided over by a bewigged representative of the crown in flowing black robes, but there were no criminals in the dock. Britain’s coinage was on trial. In a ceremony that dates back...

UK police officer, exposed as serial rapist, jailed for life

Feb. 07, 2023 09:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former London police officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with a minimum term of 30 years for raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year period. Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 48, admitted last month he was a serial rapist in...

German court rejects climate lawsuit against automaker BMW

Feb. 07, 2023 09:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by environmental campaigners seeking to force automaker BMW to stop selling vehicles with combustion engine by 2030. The group Environmental Action Germany, also known by its German acronym DUH, argued that manufacturers...

Wikipedia again up and running as Pakistan lifts ban on site

Feb. 07, 2023 04:36 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan lifted its ban on Wikipedia services before dawn Tuesday, after the country’s media regulator blocked the site last week for not removing purportedly blasphemous content, claiming it hurts the sentiments of Muslims. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered...

Missouri governor denies clemency for man facing execution

Feb. 06, 2023 23:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Monday he will not grant clemency and halt the execution of Raheem Taylor, who faces lethal injection for the deaths of his girlfriend and her three children. Taylor, 58, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday evening at the state...

Prison for woman who admitted statutory rape of young boys

Feb. 06, 2023 21:26 PM EST

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A 35-year-old Northern California woman pleaded guilty to the statutory rape of teenage boys and will serve nearly eight years in state prison, prosecutors said Monday. Jennifer Decarlo last week entered guilty pleas to two counts of lewd acts upon a minor,...

Former police detective sentenced to life in prison

Feb. 06, 2023 20:58 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Birmingham police detective was sentenced Monday to spend the rest of her life in prison after being convicted of killing a woman she caught with her romantic partner. A judge sentenced Alfreda Fluker to life in prison without the possibility of...