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Idaho is set to execute a long-time death row inmate, a serial killer with a penchant for poetry

Feb. 25, 2024 00:04 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For nearly 50 years, Idaho's prison staffers have been serving Thomas Eugene Creech three meals a day, checking on him during rounds and taking him to medical appointments. This Wednesday, some of Idaho's prison staffers will be asked to kill him. Barring any...

Georgia university town is shaken by the killing of a nursing student who was out on a run

Feb. 24, 2024 23:30 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The killing of a nursing student in Georgia who was out running has shaken the university town of Athens. Laken Hope Riley, 22, who was studying nursing at Augusta University, went out for a run Thursday morning. After a friend told police she had not returned,...

Former NFL star Richard Sherman arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities in Washington state say

Feb. 24, 2024 21:20 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Former NFL star Richard Sherman was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Washington State Patrol. In a probable cause statement, Trooper Jordan Hazzard-Thomas, who helped respond to the traffic stop, reported talking...

Federal prosecutors accuse a New Mexico woman of fraud in oil and gas royalty case

Feb. 24, 2024 17:25 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico businesswoman is accused of defrauding the U.S. government and two Native American tribes of taxes and royalties due to them for oil and gas that her companies extracted from leased federal and tribal lands. Federal prosecutors announced this...

Killing of nursing student out for a run underscores fears of solo female athletes

Feb. 24, 2024 17:12 PM EST

Carol Capps runs regularly in the forested area of the University of Georgia campus, where the body of a 22-year-old nursing student was found earlier this week after she was reported missing from a morning run. Capps, 24, said the trails around Lake Herrick always seemed safe, a...

Green Bay police officer fatally shoots person during exchange of gunfire

Feb. 24, 2024 16:31 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay police officer fatally shot a person during an exchange of gunfire as officers responded to a reported disturbance involving two vehicles, authorities said. Green Bay police Chief Chris Davis said officers were sent to the scene Friday afternoon...

Man guilty in Black transgender woman's killing in 1st federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Feb. 24, 2024 12:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was found guilty Friday of killing a Black transgender woman after the exposure of their secret sexual relationship in the nation’s first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity. After deliberating for roughly four...

A teacher and 6 members of a religious congregation have been kidnapped in Haiti, officials say

Feb. 24, 2024 12:03 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Six members of a religious congregation in Haiti and a teacher have been kidnapped while gathered in front of a school in the capital, officials said. The members are men from the Congregation of Brothers of Sacred Heart, according to a statement on...

New Jersey man acquitted in retrial in 2014 beating death of college student from Tennessee

Feb. 24, 2024 11:21 AM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been acquitted in a retrial in the beating death of a college student from Tennessee a decade ago. Jurors in Middlesex County deliberated for five hours before acquitting Timothy Puskas of all charges Wednesday in the 2014 death of...

Actor calls on French film industry to face sexual abuse, during live Cesar Awards ceremony

Feb. 24, 2024 04:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French actor Judith Godrèche called on France’s film industry to “face the truth” on sexual violence and physical abuse during a live broadcast Friday of the Cesar Awards ceremony, France’s version of the Oscars. “We can decide that men accused of rape no...