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MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply

Feb. 08, 2023 21:43 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 with a Russian...

Former Maui official gets 10 years for taking $2M in bribes

Feb. 08, 2023 21:26 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Maui County official was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for accepting $2 million in bribes from a Honolulu businessman in one of the biggest bribery cases in Hawaii history. Stewart Olani Stant, who was a wastewater manager and the director of...

Chasing Horse charged with federal crimes in sex abuse probe

Feb. 08, 2023 21:03 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls for decades was charged with federal crimes Wednesday, adding to the growing list of criminal cases against Nathan Chasing Horse since his arrest last week in Nevada. ...

Texas man pleads guilty in racist 2019 Walmart attack

Feb. 08, 2023 20:54 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime and weapons charges in the racist attack at an El Paso Walmart in 2019, which prosecutors say was preceded by the gunman posting an online screed that warned of a “Hispanic invasion." Patrick...

Texas executes inmate for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998

Feb. 08, 2023 20:34 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago was executed on Wednesday, the sixth inmate to be put to death in the U.S. this year and the second in as many days. John Balentine, 54, whose...

Minnesota woman convicted of killing 6-year-old son

Feb. 08, 2023 20:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman who asked a store clerk for ammunition that would “blow the biggest hole" was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting her 6-year-old son just 10 days after regaining full custody of him, in a case that raised questions about the conduct of child welfare...

Inmate who claimed his trial was marred by racial bias has been executed in Texas for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998

Feb. 08, 2023 19:52 PM EST
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Inmate who claimed his trial was marred by racial bias has been executed in Texas for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998.

Hospital emergency preparedness worker sentenced to 5 years

Feb. 08, 2023 18:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former emergency preparedness director at Maine Medical Center was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for misrepresenting himself, stealing thousands of dollars and buying two boats. Joshua Cory Frances also was ordered to repay more than...

Alleged Chicago brothel operator pleads guilty to conspiracy

Feb. 08, 2023 18:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old woman who prosecutors said operated a multistate prostitution business from a three-story Chicago building that functioned like a brothel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal conspiracy charge. A federal indictment unsealed in 2019 said Jessica Nesbitt...

Former college student pleads guilty to deadly sword attack

Feb. 08, 2023 18:00 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former University of Connecticut student pleaded guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday for killing a man and severely wounding another with a sword in 2020 — one of two deadly attacks that led to a six-day manhunt in several states that ended with his capture in...