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Ex-Indiana bank manager gets 3 years for thefts in 2 schemes

Jul. 30, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former central Indiana bank manager has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitted to stealing over $300,000 from bank customers and a late friend's three children. Susan Fruits, 46, of Avon was also ordered to pay over $315,000 in...

St. Louis County reaches settlement in 1996 murder case

Jul. 30, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who was released from prison last year after the Missouri Supreme Court vacated his life sentence for murder has reached a $6.6. million settlement with St. Louis County. St. Louis County officials began the process of issuing the money on Friday...

White Sox get closer Kimbrel from Cubs for Madrigal, Heuer

Jul. 30, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox acquired closer Craig Kimbrel from the crosstown Cubs on Friday, a move that should give the AL Central leaders a fearsome bullpen for their playoff push. The White Sox already had one of baseball's best closers in All-Star Liam...

Embattled St. Louis County police chief Mary Barton retires

Jul. 30, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton, who has been criticized for her handling of racial discrimination complaints, announced Friday that she will retire. Barton, who was appointed chief in April 2020, said she would step down after a leave of...

Former Rhode Island priest faces sexual assault charges

Jul. 30, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who was assigned to at least four Rhode Island parishes through the early 1990s faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to court records. The records show that a statewide grand jury in May...

Newton, Jones embracing budding friendship and competition

Jul. 30, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Mac Jones is amazed at how Cam Newton can bring instant levity to the meeting room. Though he’s sure he could never pull off the veteran’s often unique clothing choices. Newton is equally taken aback by how much “swag” his clean-cut...

Tunisia’s turmoil is being watched warily around the globe

Jul. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Days of political turmoil in Tunisia over a crippled economy and surging coronavirus infections have unnerved allies in Europe and the United States, while garnering the support of key Mideast partners watching to see if Islamists and Tunisia's fragile democracy will...

Rhode Island's virus transmission rate still on the rise

Jul. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's coronavirus transmission rate continues to rise, and is now up to 85 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Health. Rhode Island currently has...

Judge agrees to destruction of Kraft massage parlor video

Jul. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A video recording of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men allegedly engaging in massage parlor sex will be returned to prosecutors for destruction, a Florida judge ruled Friday, ending a two-year saga that tarnished the reputation of one of...

With evictions looming, Congress strains to extend ban

Jul. 30, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before a nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire, Congress raced Friday to try to extend the ban in a long-shot effort to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. A House panel convened to...