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Illinois prison guards face federal charges in inmate death

Dec. 6, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three Illinois prison guards were arraigned in federal court Friday on charges of assault and civil rights violations in the May 2018 death of an inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center. A grand jury indicted the correctional officers, who also face charges that they...

Brinks driver and Samaritan shot during botched ATM robbery

Dec. 6, 2019 8:33 PM EST

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities were searching Friday for a man after a botched ATM robbery left two people wounded by gunfire east of Tampa. Deputies swarmed a Brandon apartment complex about a mile from the shooting, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. They believed the robbery...

15 killed in Iraqi capital as assailants fire live rounds

Dec. 6, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen in cars opened fire Friday in Baghdad's Khilani Square. leaving at least 15 people dead and 60 wounded, Iraqi security and medical officials said. At least two of the dead were policemen. Protesters fearing for their lives ran from the plaza to nearby Tahrir Square and mosques to...

County prosecutor pleads guilty amid sex harassment review

Dec. 6, 2019 4:26 PM EST

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations pleaded guilty Friday to negligent assault. Sandusky County Prosecutor Timothy Braun agreed to a plea deal that will spare him jail time but force him to resign by the end of June. He also agreed not to seek...

Russian student given suspended sentence for protest calls

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday handed a suspended sentence to a student vlogger on charges — widely seen as politically motivated — of inciting protests. Yegor Zhukov, 21, was arrested in August on accusations of making extremist calls on his YouTube vlog. He is among several dozen...

Pension strike brings travel chaos for a 2nd day in France

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to redesign the national retirement system. Most trains were shut down - including Paris subways -...

Man arraigned in fatal shooting of Detroit police officer

Dec. 5, 2019 10:05 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A convicted felon was arraigned in the fatal shooting of a Detroit police officer and the wounding of another as they searched for him following a home invasion on the city’s west side, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. JuJuan Parks, 28, was in 36th District...

Indicted jail officers faced earlier excessive force claims

Dec. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — When a prisoner shattered glass panes in a control center at a Baltimore jail, the staff summoned a paramilitary-style tactical team to help quell the disturbance. Some inmates used pieces of shirts or bedsheets to hide their faces. What happened at the jail on that Friday afternoon in May...

Vermont to investigate women's prison after newspaper report

Dec. 5, 2019 2:37 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is promising the state will investigate conditions in Vermont's only women's prison after a newspaper article described sexual misconduct and drug use involving inmates and correctional officers. Speaking at a Thursday news conference in Montpelier, Scott said Human...

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

Dec. 5, 2019 1:49 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man held in the abduction and slaying of an Alabama college student isn't fighting for bond in a separate kidnapping case, his attorney said Thursday. News outlets reported that Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, appeared in Montgomery County court on kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery...