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FILE - In this Oct. 31 1997, file photo, Daniel Lewis Lee waits for his arraignment hearing for murder in the Pope County Detention Center in Russellville, Ark. Relatives of the victims of Daniel Lewis Lee have pleaded for him to receive the same life sentence as the ringleader in the plot that led to the slayings. Now, family members say their grief is compounded by the push to execute Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.(Dan Pierce/The Courier via AP, File)

US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

Jul. 14, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee came over...

FILE - In this June 5, 1991 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrives at Epsom Racecourse. Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend will face a judge and at least one of her accusers by video at a hearing to determine whether she stays behind bars until trial on charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually abuse a quarter-century before he killed himself in a Manhattan jail. The hearing Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Manhattan federal court was expected to feature a not guilty plea by Maxwell along with arguments over whether she'll flee if she's released. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)

Epstein associate to face accusers in video court appearance

Jul. 14, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend will face a judge and at least one of her accusers by video at a hearing to determine whether she stays behind bars until trial on charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually abuse a quarter century before he killed himself in a...

Wichita police investigating 3 deaths, 2 separate shootings

Jul. 14, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are investigating two separate shooting incidents that happened hours apart and resulted in three deaths. The first shooting was reported around 8 p.m Monday, and arriving officers found two victims with gunshot wounds, police said in a news release. One victim had...

Man pleads guilty to weapons count in football game shooting

Jul. 14, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in connection with a shooting at a high school football playoff game last year that led to the death of a 10-year-old spectator has pleaded guilty to a weapons count. Tyrell Dorn, 28, of Atlantic City, entered his plea Monday, according to the Atlantic County...

Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Israeli investigators: No footage of shooting of Palestinian

Jul. 14, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry on Tuesday confirmed there is no footage of the shooting of an autistic Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police, saying that security cameras in the area were not operating properly at the time. The admission marked a setback in the investigation and...

FILE  - In this Wednesday April 4, 2018, file image, alleged jihadist leader Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud takes his seat in the court room for his initial appearance on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The trial opened Tuesday, July 14, 2020 of an alleged Islamic extremist charged with policing a brutal Islamic regime in the Malian city of Timbukti after al-Qaida linked rebels overran the historic desert city in 2012. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, who sat in court wearing a face mask and white headscarf, is charged with involvement in crimes including rape, torture, enforced marriages and sexual slavery from April 2012 until the end of January 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)

ICC prosecutor says defendant was 'key' to Timbuktu crimes

Jul. 14, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged Islamic extremist who went on trial Tuesday on charges that he policed a brutal Islamic regime in Timbuktu after al-Qaida-linked rebels overran the historic Malian desert city in 2012 was a “key figure” in the reign of terror, the International...

Woman punched by Baltimore officer pleads guilty to assault

Jul. 14, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman seen on video getting punched by a Baltimore police officer after she punched another officer twice on his face has pleaded guilty to assault charges. Sharnesha Street, 43, was sentenced to two years of probation on Monday, news outlets reported. A video recorded by an onlooker on...

Convicted of manslaughter, man wants legal fees waived

Jul. 14, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges is asking the Minnehaha County Commission to forgive nearly $80,000 in public defender legal fees. With credit for time served in a juvenile detention center, Alex Lingor was given 65 days in jail after...

France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin attends the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Paris. France are honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday Tuesday. Bastille Day's usual grandiose military parade in Paris is being redesigned this year to celebrate heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

France's Macron defends security chief accused of rape

Jul. 14, 2020 8:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is defending his decision to put a man accused of rape in charge of all the nation’s police forces, citing the presumption of innocence. After multiple protests by women’s rights groups against the recent appointment of Gerald Darmanin as interior...

Vermont police department investigates after shots reported

Jul. 14, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department is investigating after receiving reports that gunshots were fired in Williston. There were no reports of injuries. Police received multiple reports of shots being fired in Maple Tree Place in Williston at about 10:20 p.m. Monday. Witnesses told police...