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Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student to death. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...

Hondurans call for president to step down after drug verdict

Oct. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Opposition groups called Saturday for more protests to demand that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández be removed from office after his younger brother was convicted of drug trafficking in a New York court. Thousands of Hondurans protested into the early hours of the...

Parents sue Virginia school district over racist 2017 video

Oct. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — The parents of a Virginia student who say their son was assaulted and bullied by his middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system. The video, which showed football players simulating sex acts on black students in a locker...

Man linked to 2016 rape by DNA sentenced to life in prison

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 59-year-old convicted sex offender linked by DNA to a 2016 sexual assault in Kansas City has been sentenced to life in prison. The Kansas City Star reports that Arthur Norman Jr. was sentenced Friday to life for the rape, plus 10 years for armed criminal action. Norman was found...

Indiana attorney general faces hearing on future as lawyer

Oct. 19, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The professional future of Indiana's attorney general is at stake with a disciplinary hearing that threatens his law license after allegations that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year. A former state Supreme Court justice will open a perhaps weeklong hearing Monday on the...

Nigerian national sentenced in large fraud conspiracy

Oct. 19, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year-old Nigerian national who lived in St. Robert has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison without parole for participating in a wide-ranging fraud conspiracy. Segun Prosper Otaru was sentenced Friday. He also was ordered to pay $25,056 in...

Romanian national sentenced in skimming scheme

Oct. 19, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 31-year-old Romanian national has been sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison without parole for her role in a skimming operation at several southwest Missouri banks. Loredana Baceanu was sentenced Friday for possessing counterfeit and unauthorized access devices. She also was...

Closing arguments up next in deadly prison breakout trial

Oct. 19, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected next week in the trial of an inmate accused of murder in a deadly attempted breakout that left four North Carolina prison workers dead. Jurors on Thursday heard grisly details about the disturbance in a video interview, The Virginian-Pilot...

Schiff, a longtime prosecutor, angers GOP in impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, there is no comparative figure in the...