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Rescuers: Last Jew of Kabul making his way to Israel

Oct. 17, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The man known as the last Jew of Kabul could soon be heading to Israel, after agreeing to grant his estranged wife a religious divorce in a Zoom call — a precondition for smooth entry to the Holy Land. Zebulon Simentov, who fled Afghanistan last month...

US Senate candidate loses bid to seal child custody case

Oct. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to seal records and proceedings in the ongoing custody battle involving Sean Parnell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, or grant Parnell's request to bar his wife from talking about past restraining orders she had...

Judge rules in fatal love triangle life insurance dispute

Sep. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The ex-husband of a woman who was slain in a murder-suicide in Pennsylvania stemming from a love triangle must relinquish proceeds he received from her individual life insurance policies, a Delaware judge ruled Thursday. But Vice Chancellor Sam...

US Senate race in Pennsylvania takes personal turn

Sep. 08, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican primary for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat turned personal Wednesday, as real estate developer Jeff Bartos slammed rival Sean Parnell for allegations related to his contentious divorce and child custody dispute. Parnell, the Trump-endorsed candidate,...

Arizona publisher drops poisoning claims against ex-wife

Sep. 01, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona newspaper publisher who repeatedly claimed that his ex-wife poisoned him has dropped lawsuits against her ahead of a trial that was scheduled to start this week. Joseph Soldwedel sued Felice Aspiranti amid a bitter divorce after police...

Review: A revival for Kanye West on divorce album 'Donda'

Aug. 31, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

“Donda” by Kanye West (Def Jam/UMG) Kanye West donned a full face mask to host three livestreamed listening parties for his 10th studio album. Beyond that, he didn't say a word, or even tweet. After years of alienating longtime fans with forays into conservative...

Judge restores unvaccinated Illinois mom's right to see son

Aug. 30, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge on Monday reversed a decision to bar a divorced mother from seeing her 11-year-old son because she isn't vaccinated against COVID-19. Rebecca Firlit’s lawyer had said the judge, not Firlit’s ex-husband, raised the issue during an...

Former candidate pleads guilty to mailing death threats

Aug. 25, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware political candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nominations for governor and U.S. Senate has pleaded guilty to federal charges of mailing threats to a lawyer who represented his wife in a divorce case. Michael...

Fort Dodge sentenced in shooting death of wife

Aug. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge man who shot his estranged wife to death has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. Justin Hurdel, 45, was sentenced Monday for first-degree murder in the death of Maggie Flint, 38, last year. He was also ordered...

Ex-officer pleads guilty to attacking, kidnapping wife

Aug. 10, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — A former police officer has received probation for attacking his wife and preventing her from leaving their South Carolina home after she said she wanted a divorce, authorities said. Since ex-Fort Mill officer Stephen James Cleary, 36, pleaded...