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Man charged with using Craigslist to lure robbery victims

Jan. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted an Anchorage man suspected of robbing two people who had used Craigslist to advertise items for sale. Cloyd Lacap, Jr., 21, is charged with interference with commerce by robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, U.S....

Corrections department changes inspections

Jan. 23, 2020 6:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio corrections officials will soon conduct surprise visits of jails and require mandatory reporting of incidents like suicides and escapes, following a string of lawsuits and inmate deaths in multiple county jails. Starting this year, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and...

Coroner rules death of baby found in trash homicide

Jan. 23, 2020 6:02 PM EST

HIRAM, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner ruled Thursday that the death of a baby found in a trash can was a homicide. The boy was found with the umbilical cord still attached in a women's bathroom in Whitcomb Hall at Hiram College last October. According to a coroner report obtained by the Record-Courier, the...

Group drops part of voting suit, is OK with satellite sites

Jan. 23, 2020 5:54 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A liberal group has dropped part of its lawsuit challenging Michigan's law regarding same-day voter registration at polling places, after the state clarified that people can register to vote at satellite locations established by clerks. Super PAC Priorities USA filed an amended suit...

Teacher charged with sex with multiple students takes plea

Jan. 23, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher who was charged with having sex with multiple students pleaded guilty on the eve of her criminal trial. The Essex County prosecutor's office said Thursday that Nicole DuFault entered a plea Wednesday as jury selection was underway. DuFault, 40,...

Actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

`Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

Jan. 23, 2020 5:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in...

Arizona driver gets prison term in deaths of 4 pedestrians

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A driver accused in the deaths of four pedestrians near Phoenix in 2018 has been sentenced to six years in prison. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Alex Bashaw pleaded guilty to four counts of negligent homicide and is serving his prison sentence in Yuma. Court records show a...

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution. Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate Lee who was executed nearly three years ago. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Groups seek items they say could exonerate executed inmate

Jan. 23, 2020 5:03 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate an inmate who was executed nearly three years ago. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project asked a state judge to order Jacksonville authorities to...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

'Bogus' Ukraine theory led to Trump's abuse, Dems tell trial

Jan. 23, 2020 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors argued Thursday in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president was swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani and that led to his abuse of presidential power and then impeachment. As the Democrats...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Thursday, January, 23, 2020. Wanzhou is in court for hearings over an American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

First stage of extradition hearing for top Huawei exec ends

Jan. 23, 2020 4:55 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge said Thursday she will announce her decision at a later date after ending the first phase of an extradition hearing that will decide whether a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is sent to the United States. This week's hearings dealt with the...