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Lab chief faces sentencing in Michigan 12 years after fatal US meningitis outbreak

Apr. 17, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Days after a routine injection to ease back pain, Donna Kruzich and a friend drove across the border to Canada in 2012 to see end-of-summer theater in Stratford, Ontario. The 78-year-old Michigan woman suddenly became ill and returned home. By early October,...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 15, 2024. Editorial: Stay safe on the streets There are a ton of different awareness weeks over the course of the year. Ironically, most people aren’t aware of them (which suggests a complete failure to achieve the goals, but we...

New Mexico special legislative session to focus on public safety initiatives

Apr. 17, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor on Wednesday announced a mid-summer special legislative session on public safety after many crime initiatives languished. In an emailed statement, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she'll call legislators back to Santa Fe on...

9 are facing charges in what police in Canada say is the biggest gold theft in the country's history

Apr. 17, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Police said nine people are facing charges in what authorities are calling the biggest gold theft in Canadian history from Toronto’s Pearson International airport a year ago. Peel Regional Police said Wednesday that 6,600 gold bars worth more than 20 million...

Senator's son pleads not guilty to charges from crash that killed North Dakota sheriff's deputy

Apr. 17, 2024 12:26 PM EDT

WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) — The adult son of U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to homicide and other charges in connection with a Dec. 6 crash that killed a North Dakota sheriff's deputy. Ian Cramer, 43, waived his preliminary hearing and entered his not guilty plea to...

Man up for parole more than 2 decades after Dartmouth professor stabbing deaths

Apr. 17, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas is getting his first chance at parole. James Parker...

Human rights group alleges widespread torture, abuse of detainees accused of IS affiliation in Syria

Apr. 17, 2024 08:36 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Amnesty International said Wednesday it has documented widespread abuses, including torture and deprivation of medical care, in detention facilities holding thousands of suspected Islamic State members and their relatives in northeast Syria. The centers and camps hold...

Four people shot — one fatally — in the Bronx by shooters who were riding on scooters

Apr. 17, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people were shot — one fatally — on a street corner in the Bronx by shooters who were riding on scooters, police said. About 10 shots were fired after two scooters pulled up to the intersection after 6 p.m. Tuesday and passengers on the back of each pulled...

10 detained in large-scale raid in Germany targeting human smuggling gang that exploits visa permits

Apr. 17, 2024 05:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities conducted a large-scale raid against an international human smuggling gang early Wednesday, police said in a statement. More than 1,000 police officers searched dozens of homes, stores and offices across western and southern Germany and detained 10...

The Taliban suspend two TV stations in Afghanistan for neglecting Islamic and national values

Apr. 17, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have suspended the activities of two TV stations in Afghanistan, alleging they failed to “consider national and Islamic values.” An official from the Information Ministry's Media Violations Commission, Hafizullah Barakzai, said a court will...