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Iranian authorities release a French national who was imprisoned for over 20 months

Jun. 14, 2024 02:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French national Louis Arnaud arrived in France on Thursday after he was released by Iran, where he was imprisoned for over 20 months for allegedly taking part in nationwide protests. Arnaud was greeted by his family in the presence of French Foreign Affairs Minister...

Jailed US reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges, officials say

Jun. 13, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, where he was detained, authorities said Thursday. An indictment of The Wall Street Journal reporter has...

US government's top hostage negotiator defends prisoner swaps with foreign adversaries

Jun. 13, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's top hostage negotiator defended prisoner swaps that free Americans wrongfully detained by foreign countries in exchange for the release of convicted criminals, denying on Thursday that such deals incentivize additional arrests of U.S. citizens. ...

Tennessee sheriff indicted for profiting from inmate labor, misusing funds

Jun. 13, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sheriff of a rural Tennessee county illegally profited from the work of jail inmates under his supervision and housed dozens of them in a home outside of the prison without permission, officials said Wednesday. Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas was...

U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich jailed in Russia on espionage charges to stand trial in Yekaterinburg, authorities say (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert misspelled Gershkovich's name)

Jun. 13, 2024 09:12 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich jailed in Russia on espionage charges to stand trial in Yekaterinburg, authorities say (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert misspelled Gershkovich's name).

Legal advocates seek public access to court records about abuse at California women's prison

Jun. 12, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two advocacy groups on Wednesday asked a judge to unseal court records and preserve public access to hearings in the class action lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Prisons over the sexual abuse of incarcerated women at a now-shuttered California prison. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 12, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 11, 2024. Editorial: Why appeals are so important We don’t doubt that people have their own opinions about the ongoing tussle before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals regarding whether the teen charged with killing Lily Peters is tried...

Family of Texas man who died after altercation with jailers wants federal investigation

Jun. 11, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

The family of a Texas man who died after an altercation with jailers, including one who pinned his knee to the inmate's back, on Tuesday called for a federal investigation into the practices at the jail. Anthony Johnson Jr., 31, a former Marine, died April 21 after the altercation,...

Judges hear Elizabeth Holmes' appeal of fraud conviction while she remains in Texas prison

Jun. 11, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A panel of federal judges spent two hours on Tuesday wrestling with a series of legal issues raised in an attempt to overturn a fraud conviction that sent Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes to prison after a meteoric rise to Silicon Valley stardom. The hearing held...

Man convicted of killing former lover and her husband is executed in Missouri

Jun. 11, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his former lover and her husband in what prosecutors described as a fit of rage was executed Tuesday evening in Missouri. David Hosier, 69, was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. following a single-dose injection of the sedative...