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Maryland man found guilty in stabbing deaths of 3 girls

Jan. 28, 2023 21:21 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man could receive life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the deaths of his 6-year-old sister and two young extended family members in a home in 2017. Jurors deliberated for about...

N. Carolina woman charged with child abuse related to fire

Jan. 28, 2023 12:47 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The mother of three young children who died in a North Carolina house fire last month has been charged with child abuse related to the blaze, according to authorities. Brandi Sturdivant, 28, was in the Greensboro Detention Center on Saturday on a $150,000...

Mom, stepdad charged in boy's death were known to police

Jan. 27, 2023 18:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Police in a Detroit suburb said they investigated allegations of child abuse involving a boy who died this week but a request for charges in 2021 was turned down by prosecutors. Ethan Belcher's mother and stepfather were charged with murder and other crimes...

Mom, stepdad charged in boy's death were known to police

Jan. 27, 2023 18:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Police in a Detroit suburb said they investigated allegations of child abuse involving a boy who died this week but a request for charges in 2021 was turned down by prosecutors. Ethan Belcher's mother and stepfather were charged with murder and other crimes...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Today in History: JAN 25, Jury convicts Charles Manson

Jan. 26, 2023 16:58 PM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2023. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original...

Woman acquitted after 2 toddlers shot, wounded at day care

Jan. 18, 2023 11:12 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A judge has found a Detroit-area woman not guilty of child abuse and gun charges after her toddler found a handgun and accidentally shot two other children in the family's unlicensed home day care. Samantha Eubanks, 32, was acquitted Friday in Wayne County...

Utah man who killed family faced 2020 abuse investigation

Jan. 18, 2023 09:44 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who fatally shot his wife, her mother and their five kids before turning the gun on himself had been investigated two years prior for child abuse, but local police and prosecutors decided not to criminally charge him, new records released Tuesday show. ...

Today in History: JAN 18, Captain Cook reaches Hawaii

Jan. 18, 2023 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2023. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 2020, ahead of opening statements in the first Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, House prosecutors...

Cardinal Pell will be interred in Sydney crypt in February

Jan. 17, 2023 11:50 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A once high-ranking Australian cardinal who spent more than a year in prison before his child abuse convictions were quashed on appeal will be interred Feb. 2 after a requiem Mass at Sydney’s St. Mary’s Cathedral, the church said Tuesday. Cardinal George Pell, 81,...