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One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

Aug. 08, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted...

Clarification: EU-Russia-Ukraine-War-Protest story

Aug. 05, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a story published August 5, 2022, The Associated Press reported that the International Committee of the Red Cross acted as a guarantor of the security of the military members who left a Ukrainian steel plant in May. The story should have made clear that ICRC says its...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 05, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Be on the lookout for students, buses as school starts back Some schools in Georgia have already started the 2022-2023 year, which begs the age-old question: where did summer go? We wish we had the answer....

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 05, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. August 1, 2022. Editorial: Juvenile justice reform takes more than new appointee At the risk of sounding anti-jail and anti-prison, having already weighed in on a “lock ’em up” approach that’s all too often taken to resolving crime, we say...

Albert Woodfox, inmate who spent decades in solitary, dies

Aug. 04, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Albert Woodfox, a former inmate who spent decades in isolation at a Louisiana prison and then became an advocate for prison reforms after he was released, died Thursday of complications from COVID-19, his family said. He was 75. Woodfox and two other men became...

Ex-teacher gets 30 years for enticing kids to send images

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri high school teacher has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for enticing children nationwide to send him sexually suggestive images and then threatening to distribute them. Brandon Lane McCullough, 31, of Branson, was...

Lawsuit: Unsanitary conditions killed man in SC jail

Aug. 03, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Unsanitary conditions and staff negligence caused the death of a 27-year-old man in a South Carolina jail earlier this year, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. Richland County officials sent Lason Butler — who displayed “erratic behavior” — to...

California court overturns 3 deputies' murder conviction

Aug. 02, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An appellate court has reversed the murder convictions of the three Northern California deputies convicted in the 2015 jail beating death of a mentally ill inmate after a judge ruled that the primary legal theory prosecutors cited was invalidated by recent changes in state...

Court filing cites inmates' abuse at Sheridan federal prison

Aug. 02, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A growing number of people incarcerated at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution sent urgent notes to their attorneys last week complaining of guards from other federal facilities coming in to toss their cells and indiscriminately beat people. Several sources...

Officials: North Dakota murderer kills himself in prison

Aug. 01, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who was serving life sentences for killing four people at a North Dakota business in what authorities say was one of the state's most gruesome crimes has killed himself in prison, authorities said. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a trooper was...