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Spain: Machete attacker jailed until trial for terrorism

Jan. 30, 2023 12:39 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court on Monday ordered pre-trial imprisonment of a man suspected of killing a Catholic Church officer and injuring four more during a machete attack last week in the southern city of Algeciras. Investigating Judge Joaquin Gadea agreed to the public...

Florida sheriff sued for 'Wheel of Fugitive' defamation

Jan. 30, 2023 12:35 PM EST

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man has filed a defamation lawsuit against a Florida sheriff who posts weekly “Wheel of Fugitive" videos on social media, saying that he wasn't a fugitive when his name and image appeared several times in 2021 in the sheriff's posts inspired by the long-running TV game...

2 Italian suspects in EU scandal freed from house arrest

Jan. 30, 2023 12:31 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The wife and daughter of a former EU parliament member at the center of a bribery scandal rocking the European Union have been freed from house arrest after Belgian prosecutors revoked their arrest warrants, their defense lawyer said Monday. Antonio Panzeri’s wife,...

For Trump, Georgia election case just one of many legal woes

Jan. 30, 2023 12:13 PM EST

An investigation in Georgia on efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election defeat is one of a number of cases that pose legal problems for the former president. A judge in Atlanta is weighing arguments on whether to release a special grand jury's report...

July trial planned for man accused of killing Concord couple

Jan. 30, 2023 11:18 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of killing a New Hampshire couple who had gone out for a walk on a hiking trail is scheduled to face trial in July. Logan Clegg, 27, appeared in Merrimack County Superior Court on Monday following his recent indictment on two counts of...

Convicted hunger-striking anarchist in Italy wins transfer

Jan. 30, 2023 11:16 AM EST

ROME (AP) — After some 15 weeks on a hunger strike to protest particularly harsh prison conditions, an Italian man convicted in attacks claimed by anarchists was being transferred on Monday to another prison in Italy for medical care. Sky TG24 TV quoted Alfredo Cospito’s lawyer...

Kentucky sued over counties' costs to house state inmates

Jan. 30, 2023 10:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit claims that Kentucky counties are unfairly stuck with the costs of housing, feeding and providing medical and psychiatric care for state inmates. The suit against the state Corrections Department was filed recently in Franklin Circuit Court by the...

Japan ex-soldier sues gov't, colleagues over sexual abuse

Jan. 30, 2023 08:41 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A former Japanese soldier who reported being sexually abused by military colleagues said Monday she has filed a damage suit against five perpetrators and the government because she feels their earlier apologies were empty. Rina Gonoi went public with her experience...

Pastor prays for peace after brutal beating of Tyre Nichols

Jan. 29, 2023 16:06 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The pastor at the Memphis church where Tyre Nichols ' family spoke from the pulpit urging peace after his brutal killing reiterated the call for calm Sunday following the release of video showing the fatal beating by police. Cities nationwide have braced for...

Missouri mom convicted of killing her infant twins

Jan. 29, 2023 17:10 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri mother who reported that her infant twins were stillborn has been convicted of manslaughter. Maya Caston, 28, was convicted Friday of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...