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Man sentenced to 56 years in 2020 Ohio shootout with police

Jan. 29, 2023 12:32 PM EST

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted in a shootout that wounded a police officer and also wounded him 2 1/2 years ago has been sentenced to 56 years in prison. A Warren County judge told Christopher Hubbard, 38, of Somerville last week that he hasn’t taken any...

Mariel exodus from Cuba inspires La Marielita rum

Jan. 29, 2023 03:13 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Mariel exodus has produced some of the best and worst moments for the image of the Cuban exiles in the United States. The arrival of 125,000 Cubans between April 15 and October 31, 1980 meant a cultural renewal for Miami due to the wide representation of artists from different...

Virginia police officer accused of shooting another officer

Jan. 28, 2023 18:47 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A local Virginia police officer remains jailed after authorities accused him of shooting another officer while the two were both off duty. Michael Trenton Rusk, 24, was listed on Saturday as an inmate at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail in Williamsburg. ...

N. Carolina woman charged with child abuse related to fire

Jan. 28, 2023 12:47 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The mother of three young children who died in a North Carolina house fire last month has been charged with child abuse related to the blaze, according to authorities. Brandi Sturdivant, 28, was in the Greensboro Detention Center on Saturday on a $150,000...

Authorities capture 2 Virginia inmates in Tennessee

Jan. 28, 2023 12:18 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Two inmates who fled a southwest Virginia jail were being held without bond on Saturday after they were captured in northeast Tennessee, authorities said. Officers located Johnny Shane Brown and Albert Lee Ricketson in a barn on Friday in Rogersville,...

Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed

Jan. 28, 2023 07:51 AM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hours before sunrise, migrants at one of Mexico’s largest shelters wake up and go online, hoping to secure an appointment to try to seek asylum in the U.S. The daily ritual resembles a race for concert tickets when online sales begin for a major act, as about 100 people...

Police warn that Oregon torture suspect is using dating apps

Jan. 27, 2023 19:35 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of torturing a woman he held captive in Oregon, and who was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity, is using dating apps to find people who can help him avoid the police or to find new victims, authorities said Friday. Benjamin...

Man gets prison for attacking Capitol officer who later died

Jan. 27, 2023 17:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey man who joined a mob's attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for using pepper spray to assault police officers, one of whom died a day after the siege. Julian Khater didn't mention the death of Capitol Police...

Teen who fired at Florida deputies sentenced to 20 years

Jan. 27, 2023 17:06 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A teenage girl who, along with a younger boy, engaged in a shootout with Florida deputies from a home they had broken into in 2021 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison after reaching a plea deal. During a hearing, 15-year-old Nicole...

Rights group: leaked El Salvador data confirm abuses

Jan. 27, 2023 14:02 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Human Rights Watch says it has obtained a database leaked from El Salvador's government that corroborates massive due process violations, severe prison overcrowding and deaths in custody under the emergency powers put in place last March to confront a surge in...