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Russian coronavirus-denying monk given prison sentence

Nov. 30, 2021 10:35 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A rebel Russian monk who castigated the Kremlin and denied that the coronavirus existed was convicted Tuesday on accusations of encouraging suicides and given a 3½-year prison sentence. The monk, Father Sergiy, was arrested in December 2020 on charges of...

Who is the real Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein enabler or pawn?

Nov. 28, 2021 11:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell spent the first half of her life with her father, a rags-to-riches billionaire who looted his companies' pension funds and died mysteriously. She spent the second with another tycoon, Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while charged with sexually abusing...

Who is the real Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein enabler or pawn?

Nov. 28, 2021 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell spent the first half of her life with her father, a rags-to-riches billionaire who looted his companies' pension funds before dying a mysterious death. She spent the second with another tycoon, Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while charged with sexually...

2 die in Santa Barbara County murder-suicide

Nov. 26, 2021 13:58 PM EST

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives believe the fatal shooting of a woman and a man at a Goleta inn was a murder-suicide, the Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Deputies found the two suffering from gunshot wounds late Thursday morning, the...

Wife of ex-officer: Police chief blocked protective order

Nov. 23, 2021 19:33 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The estranged wife of a former Baltimore County police officer who killed himself, an accomplice and his two daughters says a Pennsylvania police chief blocked a court order she sought to protect the girls from their father, according to reports. In a...

Officials: Brian Laundrie fatally shot himself in the head

Nov. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Laundrie, who was found dead last month in a Florida swamp, shot himself in the head, officials announced Tuesday. Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt for more than a month as investigators searched for clues in the slaying of his girlfriend,...

Sheriff: Iowa couple's death ruled a murder-suicide

Nov. 18, 2021 18:37 PM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The deaths of a married couple near Council Bluffs were the result of a murder-suicide, authorities said. Pottawatomie County sheriff's officials were called Nov. 7 to investigate a domestic disturbance at a home east of Council Bluffs. ...

Man arrested after roommate's suicide released from jail

Nov. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released from prison while an investigation continues. Charles Burnham, 28, was arrested Tuesday after his roommate died. He was being held on $500,000 bond facing a possible first-degree...

Inmate stabbed in eyeball in latest federal prison violence

Nov. 17, 2021 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inmate at the largest federal prison in the U.S. was stabbed in the eyeball by a fellow prisoner this month, the latest gruesome example of violence in a prison system plagued by chronic unrest, understaffing, corruption and abuse. The 27-year-old...

Company sues mom of dead boys over husband's life insurance

Nov. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An insurance company is suing the mother of two boys killed by her estranged husband over a $4 million life insurance payout which claims she may not have been legally entitled to receive. Meanwhile, she is trying to collect $10 million from her husband’s estate....