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Republicans endorse Carluccio for seat on state's high court

Feb. 04, 2023 15:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republican Party officials voted Saturday to endorse a Montgomery County judge, Carolyn Carluccio, to be the party’s nominee in this year’s election for an open state Supreme Court seat. Party committee members voting at their meeting in...

Man given 16 years for shooting at kids throwing snowballs

Feb. 04, 2023 12:52 PM EST

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man convicted of shooting at a group of children who threw snowballs at his car in 2020 received a 16-year prison sentence on Friday. WITI-TV reports that prosecutors had asked for a 25-year prison sentence after jurors found William Carson...

N. Carolina Supreme Court to rehear voter ID, redistricting

Feb. 03, 2023 22:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new Republican majority on North Carolina's Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rehear redistricting and voter identification cases less than two months after the court's previous edition, led by Democrats, issued major opinions going against GOP legislators who had been...

Court throws out Wyoming doctor's pill convictions

Feb. 03, 2023 15:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the convictions of a doctor accused of overprescribing powerful pain medication and ordered a new trial for him. The Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the case of Shakeel Kahn, who worked in both Arizona...

Indiana high court orders retrial for man charged in killing

Feb. 03, 2023 14:41 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has granted a new trial for a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal 2019 shooting of another man outside a northern Indiana bar. Kyle Doroszko, 22, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12½...

Sorry, not sorry: Some 1/6 rioters change tune after apology

Feb. 03, 2023 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Appearing before a federal judge after pleading guilty to a felony charge in the deadly Capitol riot, former West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans expressed remorse for letting down his family and his community, saying he made a “crucial mistake." Less than a...

Ex-Army sergeant sentenced to life in barracks slaying

Feb. 03, 2023 12:11 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Army sergeant has been sentenced to life in federal prison for fatally slashing and stabbing a fellow soldier dozens of times in his barracks at a Georgia base. A U.S. District Court judge in Savannah sentenced Byron Booker, 29, on Thursday. Booker...

Spanish court: Amazon violated labor law with delivery app

Feb. 03, 2023 12:09 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled that Amazon broke labor laws by forcing more than 2,000 delivery drivers to use an app that the company controlled for scheduling work and payments and requiring them to use their own cars and cellphones on the job. Amazon could not treat...

Dutch ministry won't appeal unlawful Afghan airstrike ruling

Feb. 03, 2023 09:57 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Friday that it will not appeal a court ruling that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, killing some 20 civilians, in a civil case brought by four survivors. The District Court of The...

S. Korean court sentences ex-minister to 2 years in prison

Feb. 03, 2023 04:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a former justice minister, Cho Kuk, to two years in prison, after he was found guilty of creating fake credentials to help his children get into prestigious schools, a scandal that rocked the country’s previous government and...