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Wisconsin woman in Slender Man attack drops release request

Aug. 10, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin women who were sent to a state mental health facility after a 2014 stabbing attack on a sixth-grade classmate that they claimed was to appease the horror character Slender Man has withdrawn her petition for release. In June, Morgan...

Louisiana man convicted of 1979 double murder released

Aug. 10, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 1979 killing of his roommate and another friend is being released after 42 years in custody. The Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole voted 2-1 on Monday to release David...

Suspect in Albuquerque Muslim killings denies involvement

Aug. 10, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After he was detained by New Mexico police, the suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque denied any connection to the crimes that shook the city and its small Muslim community — and told authorities he was so unnerved by the violence that he was driving...

Greece: Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks, 29 rescued

Aug. 10, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities conducted a major search and rescue operation Wednesday for dozens of people believed missing at sea east of the island of Karpathos after a boat reportedly carrying up to 80 migrants towards Italy sank during the night. The coast guard said...

Iranian operative charged in plot to murder John Bolton

Aug. 10, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in presumed retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed the country’s most powerful general, offering $300,000 to “eliminate” the Trump administration official, the...

Deputies searching for man say they found remains in pond

Aug. 10, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Investigators searching for a Georgia man missing since 2016 may have found human remains buried in the mud at the bottom of a pond near Augusta. Officials have been looking for Simon Powell, a logger known to carry large amounts of cash, since his truck was...

In Mississippi, a trespasser, a killing and DEA meddling

Aug. 10, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole was waiting with his semiautomatic service rifle — and an explanation — when deputies arrived at his sprawling wooded property on a warm spring night last year and found a bullet-riddled body near the...

UAE overturns prison sentence for former Khashoggi attorney

Aug. 10, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday overturned a three-year prison sentence for an American citizen who had represented slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one of his lawyers and the Emirati judicial department said. Instead, Virginia-based...

Iranian operative charged in plot to murder Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iranian operative charged in plot to murder Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton.

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Aug. 10, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After...