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Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

Oct. 29, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors. Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested earlier this month in San Diego, where he had moved...

Dr. Love Paul, left, Pearl Paul and their son Nate Paul, right, attend the 2011 Texas Inaugural Celebration at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on  Jan. 18, 2011. Nate Paul, an Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asked for an investigation into his uncorroborated claims that other businessmen have an elaborate conspiracy to steal $200 million worth of his properties with the help of a federal judge. In his complaint to prosecutors in Austin, Paul said the owner of a chain of Texas car dealerships schemed with lawyers, investors and others to seize his assets. (Laura Skelding/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

Oct. 29, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — On a summer morning last year, FBI agents arrived at the home of a prominent real estate developer in Austin and began scouring the palatial French-style chateau for documents, videos and photographs as part of an investigation that remains under wraps. Nate Paul alleges in a criminal...

Mississippi investigating apparent suicide by inmate

Oct. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections said investigators are examining an apparent suicide by an inmate. Jamie L. Eaton, 28, was pronounced dead in his cell just before midnight Saturday at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton ruled...

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A nuclear plant bailout law should be repealed immediately, Democratic members of the Ohio House announced Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers unfolded over the law’s passage. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

2 Ohio political operatives plead guilty in bribery probe

Oct. 29, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio political operatives pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that they conspired as part of what another defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at bailing out two aging Ohio nuclear power plants, court documents show. Former Republican House Speaker Larry...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo President Donald Trump throws a hat to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, Wis. Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

Oct. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and...

Charges dropped in football hazing scandal at De La Salle

Oct. 29, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Misdemeanor assault charges have been dropped against seven teens who were accused of hazing fellow members of the football team at an all-boys school in suburban Detroit, a prosecutor said. The accused, who attended De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, met several conditions, including...

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Messner says complaint of fraud at his foundation withdrawn

Oct. 29, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Corky Messner said a request for a criminal investigation into his charitable foundation in Colorado was withdrawn this week after the foundation’s attorney threatened to sue the complainants for defamation. Messner, a Republican who is challenging U.S....

Omaha police investigating after woman's body found

Oct. 29, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a northwestern Omaha apartment unit, officials said. Police were called around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to the apartment complex near West Maple Road and 108th Street, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Officers who arrived on...

Police: Possible murder-suicide involves Idaho officer

Oct. 29, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police are investigating what they describe as a possible murder-suicide involving a central Idaho police officer and a coffee shop owner. Police said 28-year-old Hailey police officer Jared Murphy and 34-year-old Bellevue coffee shop owner Ashley Midby were found dead in...

Police in Philadelphia find van with low-grade explosives

Oct. 29, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police and federal agents said they found a van containing low-grade explosives as the city tries to stem the widespread unrest that followed the fatal police shooting of a Black man. Spokesman Rob Cucinotta of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said...