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Haiti's struggle worsened in year since slaying of president

Jul. 07, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A year has passed since President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private home where an elite security team was supposed to protect him. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has...

Police: Parade shooting suspect contemplated 2nd shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people at an Independence Day parade confessed to police that he unleashed a hail of bullets from a rooftop in suburban Chicago and then fled to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, where he contemplated shooting up an event there,...

Man charged with mailing more than 100 threatening letters

Jul. 06, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday, charged with mailing more than 100 threatening letters to journalists, judges, public officials and other individuals in Connecticut and elsewhere. Federal authorities said the 43-year-old from Hamden has been...

Ex-Haiti sports minister repatriated to face rape charges

Jul. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former Haitian sports minister accused of rape, sexual abuse and indecent exposure was repatriated to Haiti on Wednesday, authorities said. Evans Lescouflair was arrested Saturday in Puerto Rico and then deported to the Dominican Republic before...

Colorado's Polis issues order to protect abortion access

Jul. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis barred state agencies Wednesday from arresting or extraditing anyone seeking or providing reproductive care in Colorado, where the right to abortion was codified in state law this year. Polis issued an executive order that prohibits state agencies...

Police: July 4 mass shooting thwarted in Virginia's capital

Jul. 06, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Richmond, Virginia, said Wednesday that they thwarted a planned July 4 mass shooting after receiving a tip that led to the arrest of two men and the seizure of multiple guns — an announcement that came just two days after a deadly mass shooting on the holiday in a...

North Macedonia: More violence reported at protests

Jul. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Thousands marched through the capital for a fifth consecutive night Wednesday protesting a proposal aiming to break a deadlock in North Macedonia's efforts to join the European Union. Limited violence broke out when a group of people threw stones,...

Video: Police smash man's head to ground in parking arrest

Jul. 06, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Rhode Island are looking into the conduct of two longtime Providence police officers shown on video smashing a handcuffed man’s face into the pavement over the weekend. State Attorney General Peter Neronha and the Providence...

Report: Justice Department probing Texas' border mission

Jul. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential civil rights violations in Texas' multibillion-dollar border security mission that has given the National Guard arrest powers and seen state authorities bus migrants to Washington, D.C., according to public records. ...

Suspect in Haiti president's assassination pleads not guilty

Jul. 06, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the main suspects in the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in a federal court in Miami. Businessman Rodolphe Jaar is charged with conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and with...