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Man who fatally shot Dallas officer in 2007 faces execution

Feb. 01, 2023 01:04 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Dallas police officer nearly 16 years ago faces execution on Wednesday. Wesley Ruiz, 43, is set to receive a lethal injection for the March 2007 killing of Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix. Ruiz had led...

Today in History: FEB 1, Space shuttle Columbia breaks up

Feb. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2023. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members:...

Tyre Nichols' family grieves 'on sacred ground' in Memphis

Jan. 31, 2023 23:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On the eve of the funeral for Tyre Nichols, who died days after a brutal beating by Memphis police officers just minutes from his home, his family was sharing remembrances and expressing grief. Nichols’ older brother, Jamal Dupree, lamented he was not there...

New California DA to re-examine Bay Area police shootings

Jan. 31, 2023 20:53 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The new district attorney for California's Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday that a new Public Accountability Unit will re-investigate eight police shootings and custody deaths, including two killings of unarmed men by the same Oakland police...

Fate of last ex-cop charged in Floyd murder lies with judge

Jan. 31, 2023 20:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd said in court filings Tuesday that his client is innocent of criminal wrongdoing and should be acquitted on state charges of aiding and abetting...

Connecticut man gets 120 years in slaying of father and son

Jan. 31, 2023 19:21 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge sentenced a 55-year-old New Haven man to 120 years in prison for the gruesome slaying of a father and son, part of a murder case that spanned more than three decades and which the judge on Tuesday said included “a demonic level of violence and...

Agent insists Alex Murdaugh suggested he killed his son

Jan. 31, 2023 18:52 PM EST

A state agent insisted Tuesday he heard a possible confession from Alex Murdaugh even after defense attorneys for the disgraced South Carolina lawyer slowed the audio down during Murdaugh's double murder trial. At question is whether Murdaugh said “I did him so bad” or “They...

1 guilty, 1 acquitted in roadside shooting of Tenn. nurse

Jan. 31, 2023 18:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who shot and killed a Tennessee nurse as she was driving to work two years ago was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday, while a co-defendant was acquitted. Devaunte Hill and James Cowan were both charged with first-degree murder in the...

4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody

Jan. 31, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four key suspects in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse were transferred to the United States for prosecution as the case stagnates in Haiti amid death threats that have spooked local judges, U.S. officials announced Tuesday. The suspects...

No new hearing on condemned Missouri man's innocence claim

Jan. 31, 2023 12:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a Missouri man facing lethal injection next week said Tuesday that he will ask the state Supreme Court to postpone the execution by three or four months to allow more time to investigate his innocence claim. Leonard Taylor, 58, faces execution Feb....