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Nurse sentenced to 13 years in prison for harming infants

Feb. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A nurse convicted of injuring nine infants at a Wisconsin hospital has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Christopher Kaphaem pleaded guilty in September to 19 felony counts, including child abuse, for injuries to the babies in the newborn intensive care unit at UnityPoint...

2 charged in shooting that left woman dead, 3 men wounded

Feb. 21, 2020 7:31 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a street shooting near a Catholic school in Philadelphia left a woman dead and three men wounded, authorities said. The suspects — identified only as an adult and a juvenile — were charged late Thursday with murder, six...

A photo is placed between candles and flowers at a monument after a vigil for the victims of the shooting in Hanau, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed several people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Germany to raise police presence after racist shooting

Feb. 21, 2020 7:26 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosques and other sites after the racially motivated shootings that killed nine people,the country's top security official said Friday. A 43-year-old German man fatally shot the victims of...

Missouri woman awarded $3,500 in police stun gun lawsuit

Feb. 21, 2020 7:24 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have awarded $3,500 to a woman who was shocked three times with a stun gun after a St. Louis march protesting police misconduct. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors found in favor of University City School Board president Kristine Hendrix on Thursday on one battery...

Former fishing coach pleads guilty to sex abuse

Feb. 21, 2020 7:04 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A former high school fishing coach in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to charges of sex abuse and child pornography. John Parks admitted to one count on each charge in a plea agreement Thursday, WPSD-TV reported. He was originally charged with one count of sex abuse and 10 counts of...

FILE This Monday Jan. 27, 2020 file photo shows Equal Rights Amendment supporter Donna Granski, right, from Midlothian Va., cheers the passage of the House ERA Resolution in the Senate chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.  The resolution passed 27-12.  In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Five GOP-led states seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

Feb. 21, 2020 6:59 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five Republican-led states are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment is adopted into the U.S. Constitution. The five states — Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska and South Dakota — filed a motion on Thursday to...

IS supporter pleads guilty to St. Paul's Cathedral bomb plot

Feb. 21, 2020 6:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — ABritish woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul's Cathedralin London. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Middlesex in southeast England, admittedto the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications. She spoke at a...

FILE — In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his former wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

Feb. 21, 2020 6:18 AM EST

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's current wife, Maesaiah, also...

Standoff ends with police-involved shooting, 1 wounded

Feb. 21, 2020 6:05 AM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were investigating a standoff that ended with a man shot by police. The standoff began Thursday night and officials ordered residents in the area of Shady Retreat and Limekiln roads to shelter in place. There was a police-involved shooting and one person was...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Jurors at Weinstein rape trial continue to focus on Sciorra

Feb. 21, 2020 5:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The name that keeps coming up during deliberations at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial — Annabella Sciorra — will be front and center again on Friday when jurors are expected to hear a reading of a large chunk of her testimony. Before concluding its third day of...