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Iran deal tantalizingly close but US faces new hurdles

Aug. 19, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s attack on author Salman Rushdie and the indictment of an Iranian national for plotting to murder former national security adviser John Bolton have given the Biden administration new headaches as it attempts to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran....

R. Kelly's lawyer gets chance to question government witness

Aug. 19, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s legal team will get its chance to question the government’s star witness on Friday after she gave what jurors could see as damning testimony against Kelly at his federal trial in Chicago on charges that include the production of child pornography. ...

California man convicted of 1980s rape-murders of two women

Aug. 18, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man prosecutors called a serial killer was convicted Thursday of raping and killing two women in the 1980s after investigators linked him to DNA evidence, prosecutors said. Horace Van Vaultz Jr., 67, was found guilty of first-degree murder with the...

Australia upset at Indonesia reducing Bali bomber's sentence

Aug. 18, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's leader said Friday that it's upsetting Indonesia has further reduced the prison sentence of the bombmaker in the Bali terror attack that killed 202 people — meaning the terrorist could be freed within days if he's granted parole. Australian...

Judge throws out $85M award over California custody death

Aug. 18, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out an $85 million lawsuit award over the death of a Southern California man who was beaten, hogtied and shocked with a stun gun by sheriff’s deputies in 2015. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Huff said Wednesday that the March award by a...

3 charged with killing Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in 2018

Aug. 18, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the 2018 prison killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, the Justice Department said Thursday. Bulger's death raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the West...

Los Angeles man sentenced to life for 5 random killings

Aug. 18, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who opened fire on people at random in 2014, killing five people and wounding seven others, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Alexander Hernandez, 42, from the city's Sylmar neighborhood, was sentenced...

Man linked to supremacist group gets 56 months to 20 years

Aug. 18, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

CARO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man described as a leader of the white supremacist group The Base has been sentenced to 56 months to 20 years in prison, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday. Washtenaw County Judge Patrick Conlin sentenced Justen Watkins on Monday after he...

Court: Extraordinary damages OK in 'wrongful life' case

Aug. 18, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court says that under state law, it's OK for judges to award extraordinary damages in so-called “wrongful life” cases where a child has birth defects or disabilities that require extensive care. The unanimous decision Thursday came in the...

GOP lawmaker arrested, accused of disorderly conduct at fair

Aug. 18, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

CANBY, Ore. (AP) — A state lawmaker was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer at the Clackamas County Fair in Canby, Oregon. Republican Rep. James Hieb, of Canby, was arrested Wednesday night and told The Oregonian/OregonLive...