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Today in History: FEB 5, Senate acquits Trump

Feb. 05, 2023 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2023. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2020, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump, bringing to a close the third presidential trial in...

Mexican actor Pablo Lyle gets prison for road rage death

Feb. 03, 2023 23:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Mexican actor Pablo Lyle was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter after fatally punching a man during a road rage confrontation in Miami in 2019. The sentence came almost four years after Lyle was charged with murder in the death of a...

Authorities: 2 arrested in California shooting that killed 6

Feb. 03, 2023 19:03 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested early Friday, one after a gunbattle, in the January massacre of six people including a baby at a central California home associated with a rival gang, the Tulare County sheriff said. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Noah David Beard,...

Detainee's death adds to scrutiny of South Carolina jail

Feb. 03, 2023 18:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A detainee's body was found dead about 18 hours after five men beat him in a South Carolina jail where the sheriff said many cell doors don't lock — the latest troubling incident in a detention center described as a “death trap” by the lawyer for a different man found...

Former Arkansas lawmaker sentenced to 46 months in prison

Feb. 03, 2023 18:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and filing a false income tax return was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in federal prison. Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who pleaded guilty in 2019 to filing a...

Husband and wife get decade in prison for terror support

Feb. 03, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A husband-wife militant duo will spend about a decade in prison after each of them pleaded guilty to trying to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Prosecutors say the man told a law enforcement officer posing as a terrorism sympathizer that he...

El Salvador bets safety on incarceration; unveils new prison

Feb. 03, 2023 15:53 PM EST

TECOLUCA, El Salvador (AP) — When El Salvador began making mass arrests of people with suspected gang affiliations last year, President Nayib Bukele ordered the construction of what would be the largest prison in Latin America. This week, Bukele rolled out the completed project, a...

California man sentenced for killing girlfriend, 2 babies

Feb. 03, 2023 15:42 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed his girlfriend and her two young sons and left their bodies to rot on a balcony while he partied was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life terms in prison, prosecutors said. Shazer Fernando Limas, 42, of Orange, was...

Ex-pop star Gary Glitter freed from UK prison

Feb. 03, 2023 08:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter was released from prison in England on Friday after serving half of a 16-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 79-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was freed from a prison in Dorset, in...

Jailed leader of Greek far-right party faces election ban

Feb. 03, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government is seeking to ban a far-right political party led by a jailed former lawmaker from participating in a general election later this year, with a legislative initiative that has gained cross-party support. Ilias Kasidiaris, 42, founded the...