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Man, teen face attempted murder charges after police chase

May. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An armed robbery suspect now also faces a preliminary attempted murder charge following a pursuit early Friday in which shots were fired at officers, Terre Haute police said. Damon White, 25, of Indianapolis, was arrested following a nearly...

Federal murder charges in 11 Oklahoma cases due to McGirt

May. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Eleven men whose murder convictions in Oklahoma were overturned because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on state jurisdiction in tribal territories have been charged with federal murder counts, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. A...

$9M settlement for 2 men wrongfully sent to death row

May. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers representing two former North Carolina sheriff’s deputies agreed on Friday to a $9 million settlement with two intellectually disabled half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the 1983 killing of an 11-year-old girl. ...

Parkland sheriff gets job reviewing red light tickets

May. 14, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former South Florida sheriff who was removed from office by the governor because of his agency's response to the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead has found a new job reviewing the footage of red light cameras. Former...

Judge mulls disqualifying Vegas DA in Nevada execution case

May. 14, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge is considering whether to disqualify the district attorney in Las Vegas from handling a prosecutorial bid to set the execution date for a convicted Nevada mass murderer. A day after Gov. Steve Sisolak and the top Democrat in the...

No bail for former federal agent arrested in Arizona rapes

May. 14, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A retired Border Patrol agent arrested in connection with rapes two decades ago in at least four Arizona communities has been denied bail following a hearing that included testimony from one distraught victim and details of a struggle during the arrest. ...

Inmate charged with killing another woman 34 years ago

May. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been charged with killing a woman who disappeared 34 years ago in Waterville on Christmas Eve, police said Friday. Gerald Goodale, 61, was indicted Thursday for murder in the death of Janet Brochu of Waterville, officials said....

House to vote soon on bills to protect Capitol after Jan. 6

May. 14, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to vote next week on legislation aimed at preventing more attacks on the U.S. Capitol, seeking to establish a 9/11-style commission to study what went wrong on Jan. 6 while allocating $1.9 billion to address the security problems revealed by the...

Misconduct could overturn conviction in fire that killed 5

May. 14, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The murder conviction of a man who was accused of setting a fire that killed five children in suburban Detroit could be in jeopardy years later after a new prosecutor said Friday that she's “gravely concerned” about tactics used by her office. Juwan...

Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

May. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. ...