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4 Mississippi judges tapped to help with backlog of cases

Sep. 25, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four former circuit court judges will help handle a backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in Mississippi's largest county during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Andrew K. Howorth of Oxford, Betty...

Judge won't toss suit over Delaware court political balance

Sep. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts. Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s...

Texts: Favre also sought welfare money for football facility

Sep. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court...

Police: Man arrested in California plotted mass shooting

Sep. 25, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Northern California on suspicion of threatening to kill police officers and planning a “Las Vegas-style” mass shooting, authorities said. The suspect was taken into custody by SWAT officers at a Super 8 motel in...

Iran summons UK envoy amid anti-government protests

Sep. 25, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday it summoned Britain's ambassador to protest what it described as a hostile atmosphere created by London-based Farsi language media outlets. The move comes amid violent unrest in Iran triggered by the death of a young woman...

Police: Car theft suspect fatally shot by officers in chase

Sep. 25, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a car theft suspect Saturday after he pulled out a weapon during a chase, police said. The shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. after one of two people in a suspected stolen vehicle that police were following in the Denver suburb of...

Unrest erupts near Iranian embassy in London over death

Sep. 25, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Violent street protests erupted outside the Iranian embassy in London on Sunday, with rocks thrown at police and five protesters arrested. Large crowds have been gathering all week outside the Knightsbridge compound in protest against the death in Iranian police...

EXPLAINER: Mexican army's role in students' disappearance

Sep. 25, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army's role in the disappearance of 43 college students, its participation in covering up the facts and its alleged links to organized crime are now at the center of a case that has shaken the nation. The government's Truth Commission declared the incident a...

Prosecutor might seek sharecropper's posthumous exoneration

Sep. 25, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia district attorney said he may revisit a decades-old case in which the state Supreme Court overturned three murder convictions of a Black sharecropper in the killing of a white man to determine whether the sharecropper deserves to be formally exonerated posthumously. ...

Albuquerque church security guard killed, suspect arrested

Sep. 25, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a security guard at an Albuquerque church, authorities said Sunday. City police said 35-year-old Marc Ward was taken into custody Saturday. It was unclear Sunday if Ward has a lawyer yet who can...