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Jon Jones fights charges stemming from alleged hostility during a drug test at his home

Jul. 17, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a pair of misdemeanor charges stemming from a drug test at his New Mexico home in which he was accused of being hostile. Jones appeared seated next to his attorney as the pleas were entered...

A woman who awoke from a coma to tell police her brother attacked her dies 2 years later

Jul. 17, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who awakened from a coma and identified her now-late brother as her attacker has died, authorities said. Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellinger confirmed the death of Wanda Palmer, 53, of Ravenswood, WCHS-TV reported Tuesday....

A man is convicted on all counts in a shooting that wounded 9 people outside a bar in Cleveland

Jul. 17, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

A man charged in a downtown Cleveland mass shooting last summer that wounded nine people was convicted Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to all counts just as his trial was due to begin. Jaylon Jennings, 26, of Cleveland, now faces several decades in prison when he's sentenced...

Sheriff's deputies fatally shoot 2 people while serving a warrant in Georgia

Jul. 17, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

ALTO, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies who were serving a warrant in another county shot and killed two people in northeast Georgia on Tuesday. The Forysth County Sheriff's Office said deputies were serving an arrest warrant on a sex offender for violating the conditions of his...

3 Montana inmates die in Cascade County Detention Center in 2 weeks

Jul. 17, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

Three inmates have died in custody at the Cascade County Detention Center since June 29. Leon Laverdure, 51, died on June 29. Julius Lowe, 28, died on July 5. Andrew Swager, 58, died on July 10. Lewis and Clark Sheriff’s Office, which provided the coroner in the cases, confirmed...

Islamic State attacks on track to double in Iraq and Syria compared to last year, US military says

Jul. 17, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Central Command said Wednesday that the Islamic State group is trying "to reconstitute” as the number of attacks in Syria and Iraq is on track to double this year, compared to the year before. IS claimed 153 attacks in the two countries in the first six...

Police pursuit leads to arrest of 2nd man in Maine death investigation

Jul. 17, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

CUSHING, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man arrested following a police pursuit and crash became the second person to be charged in connection with the death of a man in the coastal community of Cushing, police said Wednesday. Jason Hewett, 39, was charged with manslaughter after his...

Ex-Philadelphia detective convicted of perjury in coerced murder confession case

Jul. 17, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia homicide detective accused of beating a murder suspect to obtain a confession and then lying about it in court has ben convicted of obstruction and perjury charges. Prosecutors said they would seek a prison term for James Pitts, 53, when...

Movie armorer seeks dismissal of her conviction or new trial in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jul. 17, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie armorer has asked a judge to dismiss her involuntary manslaughter conviction or convene a new trial in the shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, alleging suppression of evidence and misconduct by the prosecution. In a court filing...

Interpol arrests 300 people in a global crackdown on West African crime groups across 5 continents

Jul. 17, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a global operation targeting West African organized crime groups across five continents, police arrested 300 people, seized $3 million and blocked 720 bank accounts, Interpol said Tuesday. Operation Jackal III, which ran from 10 April to 3 July in 21...