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Ex-youth center resident testifies that counselor went from trusted father figure to horrific abuser

Apr. 18, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — The man who blew the lid off decades of abuse allegations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center continued testifying at his civil trial Thursday, describing being treated for gonorrhea after being raped at age 15. But the real turning point, he said,...

Feds push back against judge and say troubled California prison should be shut down without delay

Apr. 18, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are pushing back against a judge's order that would delay the planned closure of a troubled women's prison in California where inmates suffered sexual abuse by guards, according to court documents. Following the Bureau of Prison’s sudden...

Closing arguments heard in trial of an Arizona rancher charged in fatal shooting of unarmed migrant

Apr. 18, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Lawyers in closing arguments Thursday debated the actions of an Arizona rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border last year. The case has attracted national attention as border security continues to be...

New York man pleads guilty to sending threats to state attorney general and Trump civil case judge

Apr. 18, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty to sending death threats to the state attorney general and the Manhattan judge who presided over former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud case, prosecutors said Thursday. Tyler Vogel, 26, of Lancaster, admitted to one felony...

Rap artist GloRilla has been charged with drunken driving in Georgia

Apr. 18, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — The rap artist known as GloRilla has been charged with drunken driving in Georgia, jail records show. GloRilla, whose real name is Gloria Woods, was charged Tuesday with first-offense driving under the influence of alcohol; having an open container of alcohol;...

Man granted parole for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of 2 Dartmouth College professors

Apr. 18, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas was granted parole Thursday. James Parker was 16 when...

Indianapolis man charged with murder in fatal shootings of 3 at apartment complex

Apr. 18, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been formally charged with murder in last week's fatal shootings of three people at a central Indiana apartment complex, authorities said. Malik Shaw, 24, was charged Wednesday with three counts of murder for his alleged role in the...

Man charged with 4 University of Idaho deaths was out for a drive that night, his attorneys say

Apr. 18, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Bryan Kohberger, the man charged in the deaths of four University of Idaho students in late 2022, was out for a drive the night they were killed, his attorneys said in a new court filing that lays out more details of the alibi defense he intends to use at his trial. ...

Coalition to submit 900,000 signatures to put tough-on-crime initiative on California ballot

Apr. 18, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition backed by retailers like Walmart and Target announced Thursday it has collected enough signatures to put a ballot measure before California voters this November to enhance criminal penalties for shoplifting and drug dealing. Californians for...

Judge hears testimony in man's bid for a new trial for girl's 1988 killing

Apr. 18, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of killing a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago launched his latest bid on Thursday for a new trial by trying to convince a judge that advances in DNA testing raise questions about his guilt. The attorney for Dennis Dechaine...