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Ex-Philadelphia detective convicted of perjury in coerced murder confession case

Jul. 17, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia homicide detective accused of beating a murder suspect to obtain a confession and then lying about it in court has ben convicted of obstruction and perjury charges. Prosecutors said they would seek a prison term for James Pitts, 53, when...

Movie armorer seeks dismissal of her conviction or new trial in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jul. 17, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie armorer has asked a judge to dismiss her involuntary manslaughter conviction or convene a new trial in the shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, alleging suppression of evidence and misconduct by the prosecution. In a court filing...

Iran rejects accusations it was involved in plots to assassinate Trump

Jul. 17, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has rejected accusations regarding plots to assassinate former U.S. President Donald Trump, while citing legal action for the 2020 assassination of a revered general by U.S. drone, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Foreign...

Philippine officials say suspect in the killings of 2 Australians and a Filipina has surrendered

Jul. 16, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — The suspect in the killings of two Australians and their Filipina companion at a hotel in a popular resort city south of Manila surrendered and claimed he wanted to retaliate against the hotel for firing him, Philippine officials said Wednesday. The...

Prosecutors say neo-Nazi 'murder cult' leader plotted to give poison candy to Jewish kids in NYC

Jul. 16, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a neo-Nazi extremist group based in eastern Europe has been charged with plotting to have an associate dress up as Santa Claus and hand out poisoned candy to Jewish children in New York City to sow terror, prosecutors said Tuesday. Michail...

Supreme Court grants Texas man a stay of execution just before his scheduled lethal injection

Jul. 16, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for a Texas man 20 minutes before he was to receive a lethal injection Tuesday evening. The inmate has long maintained DNA testing would help prove he wasn't responsible for the fatal stabbing of an 85-year-old woman...

FACT FOCUS: A look at false claims around the assassination attempt on former President Trump

Jul. 16, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

The assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, who is running for reelection, is fueling a range of false claims and conspiracy theories as authorities seek information about the 20-year-old shooter's background and motive, how he obtained the AR-style rifle he fired at Trump and...

Judge considers bond for off-duty officer awaiting murder trial after South Carolina shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to grant bond to a former police officer as he awaits a murder trial after an off-duty fight led to a shooting in a South Carolina fast food restaurant parking lot. Anthony DeLustro, 65, has remained jailed since his arrest...

EU-backed court convicts former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter of murder and abuse during 1999 war

Jul. 16, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at a European Union-backed court convicted a former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter Tuesday with involvement in the murder of one person and the illegal detention and torture of nearly 20 more during his country’s war for independence from Serbia in 1999. ...

Donald Trump enters Republican convention hall with gauze covering his right ear after assassination attempt

Jul. 15, 2024 22:06 PM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump enters Republican convention hall with gauze covering his right ear after assassination attempt.