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Ex-Alabama police officer to be released from prison after plea deal

Feb. 21, 2024 19:37 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer convicted for killing an unarmed Black man in 2016 is being released from prison. A judge on Wednesday granted Aaron Cody Smith's “Rule 32” petition which allows a defendant to challenge their conviction in the same court...

Brothers resentenced to 60 years to life in 1995 slayings of parents, younger brother

Feb. 21, 2024 19:28 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania brothers sentenced to life in the slayings of their parents and younger brother almost three decades ago have been resentenced to terms that may offer them a chance at parole. A Lehigh County judge on Wednesday sentenced 46-year-old Bryan Freeman...

88-year-old mother testifies in murder conspiracy trial about daughter's disappearance

Feb. 21, 2024 19:03 PM EST

The 88-year-old mother of Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos testified at a murder conspiracy trial Wednesday that she has not seen or communicated with her daughter since she disappeared and was presumed by police to be murdered in 2019. Dressed in a gray suit with scarfs,...

Haiti orphanage founder to be sent to Florida for sex abuse case

Feb. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An American founder of a Haitian orphanage who is accused of sexually abusing four boys there more than a decade ago has been ordered to be sent from Colorado to Florida to face prosecution. Michael Geilenfeld, 71, was arrested in Colorado on Jan. 20 after being...

Jury selection begins for trial of 'Rust' armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Mexico are pursuing accountability for the 2021 death of a cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal for the Western film “Rust.” Before Baldwin's case progresses, the armorer on the set is being tried...

Kentucky Senate supports constitutional change to restrict end-of-term gubernatorial pardon powers

Feb. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The GOP-dominated Kentucky Senate endorsed a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to limit a governor's end-of-term pardon powers, reflecting the outrage still burning over pardons granted by the state's last Republican governor on his way out of office in 2019. ...

Alabama seeks to carry out second execution using controversial nitrogen gas method

Feb. 21, 2024 18:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to put a second inmate to death using nitrogen gas, a move that comes a month after the state carried out the first execution using the controversial new method. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office asked the state Supreme...

Federal judge affirms MyPillow's Mike Lindell must pay $5M in election data dispute

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday affirmed a $5 million arbitration award against MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell in favor of a software engineer who challenged data that Lindell said proves China interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and tipped the outcome to...

Florida Legislature passes bill to release state grand jury's Jeffrey Epstein investigation

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The transcripts of a 2006 grand jury that investigated Jeffrey Epstein 's sexual assaults of underage girls would be released to the public under a bill heading to Florida's governor after it was unanimously passed by the Legislature. The bill, which...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 17:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...