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Inmate's estate reaches settlement with Arlington jail

Feb. 05, 2023 13:25 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The family of an inmate who died in a northern Virginia jail has reached a wrongful death settlement with the county sheriff and the jail's former health care provider. Darryl Becton died at the Arlington County jail at the age of 46 in October 2020. An...

2 abducted Missouri children found in a Florida supermarket

Feb. 05, 2023 10:32 AM EST

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Two abducted children who had been missing from Missouri for almost a year were found in a central Florida grocery store with their non-custodial mother, who was taken into police custody, authorities said. Kristi Gilley was arrested last Wednesday on an...

Today in History: FEB 5, Senate acquits Trump

Feb. 05, 2023 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2023. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2020, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump, bringing to a close the third presidential trial in...

Mexican actor Pablo Lyle gets prison for road rage death

Feb. 03, 2023 23:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Mexican actor Pablo Lyle was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter after fatally punching a man during a road rage confrontation in Miami in 2019. The sentence came almost four years after Lyle was charged with murder in the death of a...

Authorities: 2 arrested in California shooting that killed 6

Feb. 03, 2023 19:03 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested early Friday, one after a gunbattle, in the January massacre of six people including a baby at a central California home associated with a rival gang, the Tulare County sheriff said. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Noah David Beard,...

Detainee's death adds to scrutiny of South Carolina jail

Feb. 03, 2023 18:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A detainee's body was found dead about 18 hours after five men beat him in a South Carolina jail where the sheriff said many cell doors don't lock — the latest troubling incident in a detention center described as a “death trap” by the lawyer for a different man found...

Former Arkansas lawmaker sentenced to 46 months in prison

Feb. 03, 2023 18:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and filing a false income tax return was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in federal prison. Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who pleaded guilty in 2019 to filing a...

Husband and wife get decade in prison for terror support

Feb. 03, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A husband-wife militant duo will spend about a decade in prison after each of them pleaded guilty to trying to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Prosecutors say the man told a law enforcement officer posing as a terrorism sympathizer that he...

El Salvador bets safety on incarceration; unveils new prison

Feb. 03, 2023 15:53 PM EST

TECOLUCA, El Salvador (AP) — When El Salvador began making mass arrests of people with suspected gang affiliations last year, President Nayib Bukele ordered the construction of what would be the largest prison in Latin America. This week, Bukele rolled out the completed project, a...

California man sentenced for killing girlfriend, 2 babies

Feb. 03, 2023 15:42 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed his girlfriend and her two young sons and left their bodies to rot on a balcony while he partied was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life terms in prison, prosecutors said. Shazer Fernando Limas, 42, of Orange, was...