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Beleaguered Haiti capital brought to brink by fuel shortages

Oct. 24, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s capital has been brought to the brink of exhaustion by fuel shortages, after staggering along despite an earthquake, the assassination of the president, gang violence and mass kidnappings. More than two weeks of fuel deliveries...

Man convicted of sex trafficking at 2020 Super Bowl

Oct. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A jury in Florida has convicted a Connecticut man of sex trafficking at the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami. The U.S. attorney’s office had alleged 48-year-old Edward Walker, of New Haven, brought two adult women and a 17-year-old girl from...

Homeowner charged in slaying of motorist in his driveway

Oct. 24, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MARTINDALE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with murder in the driveway shooting of a motorist who had pulled into his driveway. Terry Duane Turner, 65, of Martindale, Texas, turned himself in Friday after an arrest warrant accused him of murdering...

More migrants report sex abuse crossing Panama's Darien Gap

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panama (AP) — A growing number of women migrants crossing the forbidding jungle of the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama on their route north are reporting sexual assaults, grabbing the attention of Panamanian lawmakers. On Saturday, a 25-year-old...

Analysis: Judges can't order attorney general to take cases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general can take over a case when a local prosecutor steps away, but the takeover must be voluntary and a judge cannot set deadlines for the work. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, Mississippi Supreme Court justices said a...

Authorities charge volunteer firefighter with sexual assault

Oct. 24, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Waterloo volunteer firefighter has been charged with sexual assault after authorities say he drugged a woman and attacked her while she was incapacitated. The Douglas County Attorney has charged 27-year-old Brandon Hanusek with first-degree sexual...

$7K in equipment stolen from a Little League team in Vegas

Oct. 24, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment has been stolen from Mountain Ridge Little League team in Las Vegas, according to authorities. League president Jimmy Belanger told TV station Fox 5 that vandals broke into the concession’s building between...

Former Kentucky teacher guilty of child pornography

Oct. 24, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury last week found a former Kentucky teacher guilty of producing child pornography and cyberstalking the student he victimized, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. According to an account of events from the U.S. Attorney's Office in...

Providence World War I veteran getting new monument

Oct. 24, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A World War I veteran from Providence is getting a new monument in the city after the original monument in his honor was vandalized. City Councilman David Salvatore said the new marker in honor of Pfc. Carlo Lafazia will be commissioned and...

3 charged with attempted murder of Rockford police officer

Oct. 24, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Three people have been charged in what authorities characterize as an attempted murder of a Rockford police officer. The three males, ranging in age from 18 to 21, face attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated discharge of a firearm,...