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POOL - Iraqi security forces stand guard at the Iraq-Iran border crossing of Mandali in northern province of Diyala, Iraq, Saturday, July, 11, 2020. Al-Kadhimi launched a campaign in the northern province of Diyala to enforce the proper payment of taxes on imported goods and recover

Iraq's PM takes step in battle against border corruption

Jul. 11, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

MANDALI, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister took a first step Saturday to combat cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country's frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecedented financial shortfalls. Mustafa al-Kadhimi launched a campaign to recover “hundreds of...

Town orders review of police handling of hotel bias assault

Jul. 11, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — An independent investigator is reviewing the Stonington police department’s handling of the alleged assault of a Black hotel worker by a white couple last month. The incident occurred at the Quality Inn in Mystic on June 26. The Day reports surveillance video shows the man...

Supreme Court vacates 4 more sentences after Oklahoma ruling

Jul. 11, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Native American man convicted in Oklahoma of first-degree murder and another who pleaded guilty to manslaughter had their convictions vacated because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern part of the state remains a reservation on which tribal members are subject to...

Ex-Alabama officer facing charges caught in New Hampshire

Jul. 11, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer facing human trafficking and other charges has been apprehended in New Hampshire, the U.S. Marshals Service said Saturday. Joshua Matthew Davidson, 30, whose last known address was in Fort Deposit, Alabama, was located and arrested without incident at an...

5 killed including teen in Chicago weekend gun violence

Jul. 11, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Five people including a 15-year-old boy were killed in separate shootings from Friday afternoon into early Saturday, Chicago Police said. Police said the boy was in the street in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the city’s South Side when a vehicle pulled up Friday afternoon and...

Kentucky man sent to prison for illegal gambling operation

Jul. 11, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for operating an illegal gambling operation on the internet. The Daily News reports Douglas Booth was sentenced Wednesday in Bowling Green federal court after reaching a plea agreement on charges including...

New Orleans man arrested after Mississippi motel shooting

Jul. 11, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 29-year-old New Orleans man is in custody for his alleged role in a shooting that left one man dead at a Mississippi motel. Eddie Charles Brown faces charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault for a July 3 shooting at a Super 8 Motel in Biloxi, WLOX-TV...

This July 8, 2020 file photo shows Veronique Monguillot, wife of Philippe Monguillot, a bus driver who was attacked in Bayonne on Sunday night, holding a photo of her with her husband, during a protest march in Bayonne, southwestern France. The wife of a French bus driver savagely beaten after he asked four of his passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for

Widow condemns "barbaric" death of driver beaten over masks

Jul. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BAYONNE, France (AP) — The wife of a French bus driver savagely beaten after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for “exemplary punishment” after he died of his injuries. The assault on Philippe Monguillot has scandalized France. President Emmanuel...

Two arrested in case of missing Kansas girl after body found

Jul. 11, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The father of a missing 3-year-old Kansas girl was arrested late Friday after police said they believe they found her body. Howard Jansen III, 29, of Kansas City, Kansas, has not been formally charged in the death of Olivia Ann Jansen. Jansen was booked into the Wyandotte County...

Q&A: US government not as prolific an executioner as states

Jul. 11, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Executions carried out by federal authorities have stopped, restarted and stopped again for long stretches since the first one in 1790, when U.S. marshals hanged a mariner in Maine for fatally shooting the captain of a slave ship. After a 17-year hiatus, the Trump administration wants to...