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Convicted scammer who victims say claimed to be a psychic, Irish heiress faces extradition to UK

Apr. 17, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

A woman accused by scam victims of crisscrossing the U.S. claiming to be an Irish heiress is expected to learn next month whether she will be extradited to the United Kingdom. Marianne Smyth, a 54-year-old American, will be in federal court in Maine for the hearing that relates to...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 15, 2024. Editorial: Stay safe on the streets There are a ton of different awareness weeks over the course of the year. Ironically, most people aren’t aware of them (which suggests a complete failure to achieve the goals, but we...

Imprisoned drug-diluting pharmacist to be moved to halfway house soon, victims' lawyer says

Apr. 17, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City-area pharmacist who has been incarcerated for more than two decades in a profit-boosting scheme to dilute tens of thousands of prescriptions for seriously ill patients is being moved to a halfway house this summer, an attorney for the victims said...

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi moved from prison to house arrest due to heat, military says

Apr. 17, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure due to a heat wave, the military government said as it freed more than 3,000 prisoners under an amnesty to mark this week's traditional New Year holiday. ...

A former youth detention center resident testifies about 'hit squad' attack

Apr. 17, 2024 03:01 AM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A former resident of New Hampshire’s youth detention center testified Tuesday that his house leader and another staffer restrained him in a stairwell while two other workers sexually assaulted him. The four members of what he and other teens called “the...

Closure of troubled California prison won't happen before each inmate's status is reviewed

Apr. 16, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The planned closure of a federal women's prison in California notorious for staff-on-inmate sexual abuse won't occur before each inmate’s status has been reviewed, with an eye toward determining who will be transferred elsewhere or released, authorities say. ...

Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán claims he can't get calls or visits in a US prison

Apr. 16, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s once most powerful drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is claiming he cannot get phone calls or visits in the maximum security U.S. prison where he is serving a life sentence. Guzmán, who in the past was able to break out of Mexican prisons...

Retired general's testimony links private contractor to Abu Ghraib abuses

Apr. 16, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Army general who investigated the abuse of prisoners 20 years ago at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison testified Tuesday that a civilian contractor instructed prison guards to “soften up” detainees for interrogations. The retired general, Antonio...

What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Apr. 16, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself. A...

Abu Ghraib detainee shares emotional testimony during trial against Virginia military contractor

Apr. 15, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former detainee at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison described to jurors Monday the type of abuse that is reminiscent of the scandal that erupted there 20 years ago: beatings, being stripped naked and threatened with dogs, stress positions meant to induce exhaustion and...