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March trial set in Vermont for mall kidnapping

Dec. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from a mall in New Hampshire and then bringing them to Vermont in 2019 is expected to go on trial in March. Everett Simpson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Police say Simpson...

Superintendent fired after investigation into assaults

Dec. 07, 2022 10:49 AM EST

A northern Virginia school board has fired its superintendent after a special grand jury accused him of lying to the board about the sexual assault of a student. The Loudoun County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to fire Scott Ziegler after holding a closed session. ...

South Africa paroles convicted killer of anti-apartheid icon

Dec. 07, 2022 08:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The convicted killer of South African anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani has been released from prison in the capital Pretoria after serving more than 28 years for the 1993 murder. Janusz Walus, 69, has been placed on parole effective Wednesday after he was...

Report: Killing of Pakistani journalist in Kenya 'planned'

Dec. 07, 2022 07:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The killing in Kenya of an outspoken Pakistani journalist was a “planned assassination," a team of Pakistani investigators said in a report released Wednesday, weeks after the mysterious slaying triggered condemnations and calls for an independent probe. ...

Ex-prison worker faces 100-year sentence for knife attack

Dec. 07, 2022 07:23 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana Department of Correction worker faces a potential sentence of 100 years in prison under a deal in which she agreed to plead guilty to two counts of murder for a knife attack two years ago in which two people were killed and a third was wounded, a prosecutor...

Today in History: December 7, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

Dec. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2022. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as well...

‘Next mass killer’: Dropped case foretold Colorado bloodbath

Dec. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Anderson Lee Aldrich loaded bullets into a Glock pistol and chugged vodka, ominously warning frightened grandparents not to stand in the way of an elaborate plan to stockpile guns, ammo, body armor and a homemade bomb to become “the next mass killer.” ...

Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

Dec. 06, 2022 20:49 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder. ...

Brother finds body Baltimore firefighters missed in building

Dec. 06, 2022 20:04 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Several hours after firefighters extinguished a warehouse fire in southwest Baltimore early Sunday, the scene was eerily quiet as Donte Craig stepped through the charred rubble, trying to remain hopeful. He was looking for his older brother James Craig Jr., who...

Woman gets 25 years for robbery in which boyfriend killed 6

Dec. 06, 2022 19:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who watched her former boyfriend kill six members of his family, including two young boys, at their Chicago home then helped him steal their property was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison. Jafeth Ramos, 25, pleaded guilty to armed robbery under a deal...