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Jury may not hear cops' admissions in Tyre Nichols’ beating

Feb. 08, 2023 17:48 PM EST

It was a stunning revelation: One of the officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols took a cellphone photo of the bloodied and handcuffed man and shared it with five other people. The disclosure was part of the Memphis Police Department's request to the state that the...

Residents can return after air deemed safe from derailment

Feb. 08, 2023 17:36 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Evacuated residents can safely return to the Ohio village where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line, East Palestine Fire Chief Keith Drabick said Wednesday. Authorities in East Palestine had...

Prosecutor: Chasing Horse 'grooming' girls to replace wives

Feb. 08, 2023 17:26 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prosecutors told a judge Wednesday that a former “Dances With Wolves" actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls for decades should remain in custody because he was “grooming young children” to replace his older wives when he was...

Climate change protesters fined over 'Last Supper' protest

Feb. 08, 2023 17:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five climate change protesters were fined Wednesday for gluing themselves to the frame of a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper” in the Royal Academy of Arts. The five activists from the group Just Stop Oil glued their hands to the painting's border and...

Georgia lawmakers seek to toughen penalties for dogfighting

Feb. 08, 2023 17:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia could convict more people of dogfighting-related crimes and send them to prison for longer stretches under a bill advancing in the state Senate. The Senate Public Safety Committee voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve Senate Bill 68, which would apply Georgia's...

Tyre Nichols documents: Officer never explained stop to him

Feb. 08, 2023 17:15 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The officer who pulled Tyre Nichols from his car before police fatally beat him never explained why he was being stopped, newly released documents show, and emerging reports from Memphis residents suggest that was common. The Memphis Police Department...

Walmart shooting suspect pleads guilty to federal charges

Feb. 08, 2023 17:15 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at an El Paso Walmart, changing his plea weeks after the U.S. government said it wouldn’t seek the death penalty for the hate crimes and firearms...

Paralegal angry by Alex Murdaugh theft, knew he loved family

Feb. 08, 2023 16:51 PM EST

Alex Murdaugh's paralegal testified Wednesday at his double murder trial about the betrayal she felt when she discovered he lied and manipulated to steal millions of dollars from clients. But Annette Griswold also told jurors Murdaugh was a dedicated family man so distraught after...

Appeals court backs North Carolina AG Stein on libel law

Feb. 08, 2023 16:31 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court sided again with North Carolina's attorney general on Wednesday, saying a 1931 libel law is most likely unconstitutional. Josh Stein has sought to block a fellow Democrat from using the law to prosecute him over a 2020 campaign commercial. ...

2 Indiana men could face life in prison in teen's 1975 death

Feb. 08, 2023 15:52 PM EST

ALBION, Ind. (AP) — A judge told two Indiana men Wednesday that they could face life in prison if they're convicted in the slaying of a 17-year-old girl who was found dead in a river nearly a half-century ago. Fred Bandy Jr., 67, of Goshen and John Wayne Lehman, 67, of Auburn were...