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This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. On Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, a federal jury in Concord, N.H., found a Cantwell guilty of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Jury finds white nationalist guilty of rape threat

Sep. 28, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A self-proclaimed white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was found guilty Monday by a federal jury of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. Christopher...

Kansas City man shot by officer charged in earlier case

Sep. 28, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who was shot by a police officer over the weekend has been charged with sexually assaulting his girlfriend before the chase that led to his shooting, the Jackson County Prosecutor's office said. Pierre Bey-Crawford, 32, was charged with rape or attempted rape,...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper has reported, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Church says Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

Sep. 28, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a church agency said Monday. Pell will fly...

New Orleans officer arrested for sexual battery of teenager

Sep. 27, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans police officer has been arrested on charges involving what the police department called “an inappropriate relationship with an underage minor.” Rodney Vicknair, a 13-year veteran of the department, is accused in the arrest warrant of sexual battery, indecent...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Sep. 27, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017. Her short tenure as a judge has led to few noteworthy or controversial opinions. She has, however, signed onto several decisions that are sure to be questioned in a...

SC councilman arrested, accused of child molestation

Sep. 26, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county councilman is in custody, accused of molesting a child, state authorities said. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on Friday arrested Bamberg County Council Chairman Kerry Trent Kinard on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor,...

Indiana man faces charges in fatal shooting, sexual assault

Sep. 26, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A 37-year-old man faces charges in the fatal shooting of one woman and wounding of another in northern Indiana. Kalekeni Lindeire of Mishawaka was expected to be arraigned Monday on murder and attempted murder charges, the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office said Saturday....

4 crime victim groups to split $2M seized from gambling

Sep. 26, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four organizations that help victims of crime are splitting $2 million seized from an illegal gambling operation. WTOC-TV reports Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap was recently notified that her office could distribute the money. The Rape Crisis Center, Coastal...

Mississippi prison system announces 2 more deaths of inmates

Sep. 25, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections on Friday announced the deaths of two inmates, saying that one of them will be buried at a prison because the department could not find his relatives. Charles William Morris, 72, died Sept. 14 at the Merit Health Central hospital in Jackson....

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Jury gets case of white supremacist accused of rape threat

Sep. 25, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A federal jury began deliberating Friday in the case of a self-proclaimed white nationalist accused of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing him. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident and radio host who became known after...