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AP Election Brief | What to expect in Rhode Island's special primaries

Sep. 01, 2023 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A crowded field of candidates will be on the ballot in Rhode Island on Tuesday with an eye on replacing former U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, the seven-term Democrat who resigned in May to run a nonprofit foundation. Among the 11 candidates competing in the special...

American fugitive who faked his death can be extradited to US to face rape charge, UK judge says

Aug. 02, 2023 15:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American fugitive accused of faking his own death to avoid a rape charge in Utah can be extradited to the U.S., a judge in Scotland ruled Wednesday, calling the man “as dishonest and deceitful as he is evasive and manipulative.” The wanted man known in...

Safety net with holes? Programs to help crime victims can leave them fronting bills

Jul. 25, 2023 07:16 AM EDT

Pamela White stared at the silver tree with twinkling lights while she cleaned out her son’s apartment, wondering how in a matter of days she went from celebrating Christmas to having to think about headstones and burial plots. Her son, Dararius Evans, was an Army reservist and...