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Bail $300K for former 'Dances With Wolves' actor in sex case

Feb. 08, 2023 14:03 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday set bail at $300,000 for a former “Dances With Wolves” actor charged in Nevada with sexually abusing and trafficking Indigenous women and girls. North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Craig Newman said Nathan Chasing Horse must...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 08, 2023 14:00 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. February 6, 2023. Editorial: NC Supreme Court diminishes itself with baldly political ruling on voting cases It didn’t take long for the new Republican majority on the state Supreme Court to reveal itself as a...

Man who fatally shot 3 Texas teens in 1998 faces execution

Feb. 08, 2023 13:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An inmate convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago faces execution Wednesday amid allegations that his trial was marred by racial bias. It had been unclear whether John Balentine’s execution, scheduled...

Paralegal angry by Alex Murdaugh theft, knew he loved family

Feb. 08, 2023 13:52 PM EST

Alex Murdaugh's paralegal testified Wednesday at his double murder trial about the betrayal she felt when she discovered he lied and manipulated to steal millions of dollars from clients. But Annette Griswold also told jurors Murdaugh was a dedicated family man so distraught after...

Chicago police fatally shoot man during exchange of gunfire

Feb. 08, 2023 13:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An armed man who was involved in an altercation early Wednesday outside a Chicago bar was fatally shot by police officers during an exchange of gunfire in an alley, police said. Officers were called to the scene about 3 a.m. CT about a person with a gun when the...

Bali police arrest Italian fugitive wanted on drug charges

Feb. 08, 2023 09:38 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Police in Indonesia's tourist island of Bali have arrested an Italian fugitive wanted on mafia-related drug trafficking charges, Italian authorities said Wednesday. Antonio Strangio, 32, was arrested at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport as he disembarked from a...

Rwandan driver fined after guilty plea for reporter's death

Feb. 08, 2023 09:32 AM EST

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A driver whose car hit and killed a Rwandan investigative journalist has pled guilty and has been fined by a court. Moise Emmanuel Bagirishya was fined $920 for involuntary manslaughter, three weeks after the crash which killed John William Ntwali. ...

8 Croatians in Zambia face new charges of child trafficking

Feb. 08, 2023 09:16 AM EST

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Eight Croatians rearrested in Zambia will face new charges of child trafficking and are expected to appear in court on Thursday, a Zambian official announced. Earlier this week a court dropped child trafficking charges against the eight — four couples —...

Belgian police seize $1.6 million in sex trafficking probe

Feb. 08, 2023 08:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — About 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) in cash were seized during raids in Belgium targeting an alleged criminal organization suspected of sending Chinese women to Europe and forcing them into prostitution, the federal prosecutor’s office said Wednesday. In...

Russia seeks lengthy prison term for ex-governor

Feb. 08, 2023 07:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Wednesday requested a lengthy prison term for a former regional governor who is standing trial on murder charges and whose arrest two years ago prompted weeks-long mass protests. The prosecutor has asked a court in the Moscow region to sentence...