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Republican prosecutor in Arizona takes swipe at New York district attorney prosecuting Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican prosecutor of Arizona's most populous county took a thinly veiled swipe at a Democratic counterpart in the East on Wednesday, saying she would not agree to extradition of a suspect in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room, and...

Brothers resentenced to 60 years to life in 1995 slayings of parents, younger brother

Feb. 21, 2024 19:28 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania brothers sentenced to life in the slayings of their parents and younger brother almost three decades ago have been resentenced to terms that may offer them a chance at parole. A Lehigh County judge on Wednesday sentenced 46-year-old Bryan Freeman...

88-year-old mother testifies in murder conspiracy trial about daughter's disappearance

Feb. 21, 2024 19:03 PM EST

The 88-year-old mother of Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos testified at a murder conspiracy trial Wednesday that she has not seen or communicated with her daughter since she disappeared and was presumed by police to be murdered in 2019. Dressed in a gray suit with scarfs,...

A family friend is charged with murder in the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 18:58 PM EST

A family friend accused of killing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was supposed to take the Texas girl to her school bus stop when they left her home in his vehicle nearly a week before authorities found her body in a river, according to court documents released Wednesday. A large rock...

What to know about the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Feb. 21, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Five days after 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham went missing, her body was found in a Texas river near her home and a family friend who authorities say was supposed to be taking her to the school bus stop the day she disappeared is charged with killing her. Early in the investigation,...

Attorney for widow of slain Haitian president rejects indictment and says it's politically motivated

Feb. 21, 2024 16:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s widow, who was indicted in his assassination, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believes the accusations against her are politically motivated. U.S.-based attorney Paul Turner said he was...

New Hampshire rejects pardon hearing request in case linked to death penalty repeal

Feb. 21, 2024 15:30 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Executive Council rejected a request for a pardon hearing Wednesday in a murder case that helped drive the successful push to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty. The five-member panel voted unanimously without debate to deny the request from Robert...

Thousands rally in Slovakia to mark the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee

Feb. 21, 2024 14:57 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands rallied in dozens of cities and towns across Slovakia on Wednesday to mark the sixth anniversary of the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee amid a wave of anti-government protests. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, both age...

Warnings of the impact of fertility treatments in Alabama rush in after frozen embryo ruling

Feb. 21, 2024 06:57 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state. The decision was issued in a pair of wrongful death cases...

A widow and 2 powerful officials indicted: Takeaways from the probe into Haiti president's slaying

Feb. 20, 2024 22:56 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge who investigated the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has indicted some 50 suspects in the case, including the slain president's widow, the former prime minister and the former head of Haiti's national police force. The...