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Getaway driver in store robbery gets 22 years in prison

Sep. 18, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The getaway driver during the armed robbery of a Massachusetts cellphone store who told his alleged accomplices to shoot at police during a high-speed pursuit has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Diovanni Carter, 30, of Boston, was sentenced Thursday...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a  news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. An Associated Press review of medical records for four detained immigrant women at the detention center and interviews with lawyers have revealed growing allegations that a gynecologist performed surgeries that the women never sought or didn’t fully understand. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)

AP Exclusive: More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

Sep. 18, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an...

No charges will be filed in woman's drowning, sheriff says

Sep. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators said Friday that no charges will be filed in the June drowning death of a 21-year-old woman whose friends and family have pushed for more information about the case. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said recent University of Iowa graduate Makeda Serenity Scott...

Man sentenced for fraud scheme that victimized NFL player

Sep. 18, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for defrauding an NFL player out of $250,000. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Abayomi Jamil Martin of O'Fallon must also repay the money to Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr, along with $11,000 to credit card companies....

Kansas City police investigate fatal hit-and-run

Sep. 18, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating after a man walking from a bar to his car was fatally struck by a vehicle. Police say the incident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Friday when a man was leaving Percy's Bar. He was walking across Oldham Road when a vehicle struck...

Man sentenced to repay millions in marijuana lab explosion

Sep. 18, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to repay millions of dollars for his role in a marijuana lab explosion that caused a wildfire in which a firefighter got hurt. The Mail Tribune reports 24-year-old Michael Cashmareck was sentenced in Jackson County...

Supreme Court upholds conviction in sexual assault case

Sep. 18, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman with dementia, ruling that prosecutors didn’t have to prove whether he knew she couldn't consent to sex. A Pennington County jury in 2018 convicted Roger Jackson, now 73, of...

Police investigate shooting at Fargo apartment complex

Sep. 18, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was shot and wounded at an apartment complex in Fargo. Officers responded to the shooting about 9 p.m. Thursday after getting multiple calls from residents who heard gunshots and saw some people running from the area. Police Sgt. Sam Bollman tells...

Suspects sought after shots fired at police officers' home

Sep. 18, 2020 6:50 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two gunmen who opened fire on a home where two New Jersey police officers and their newborn live. The Camden County officers and their 10-day-old infant were inside their home when six bullets...

Takayoshi Yamaguchi, the 78-year-old former chairman of now defunct Japan Life, is arrested and led by police  in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Japanese police arrested Yamaguchi, who was invited to one of annual cherry blossom viewing parties hosted by the former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a massive fraud involving thousands of elderly customers.(Kyodo News via AP)

Japan police arrest fraud suspect linked to ex-PM's event

Sep. 18, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Friday arrested a man on fraud charges linked to annual cherry blossom viewing parties that were hosted by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the new government ruled out an investigation into how the party and its budget were used. Abe's annual cherry party came into...