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New Mexico man charged in cold case: 'I needed to confess'

May. 30, 2023 17:28 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officers found Tony Peralta sitting on a curb not far from a convenience store where he borrowed a cell phone to call 911 and confess to the 2008 killing of his former landlord. Sweating and taking puffs from his cigarette, he told them he's tired of...

Ex-Trump White House official Peter Navarro to go on trial in September in Jan. 6 contempt case

May. 30, 2023 14:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro will stand trial in September on contempt of Congress charges filed after he refused to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta set a...

Vermont troopers plead not guilty in bean bag shooting case

May. 30, 2023 13:27 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont State Police troopers pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge after one of them fired a bean bag round from a shotgun against a man who was allegedly acting irrationally. During the brief hearing in Vermont...

Woman who threatened Nancy Pelosi with hanging during Capitol riot gets over 2 years in prison

May. 30, 2023 13:19 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania restaurant owner who screamed death threats directed at then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while storming the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison. Pauline Bauer was near Pelosi's office suite on Jan. 6, 2021, when she yelled at police...

Central figure in German tax evasion scandal convicted in 2nd case

May. 30, 2023 09:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A central figure in a German tax evasion scandal was convicted on Tuesday and sentenced to more than eight years in prison, the second verdict against him in the space of a few months. The Wiesbaden state court convicted German lawyer Hanno Berger of three counts of...

Prosecutors say Sam Bankman-Fried's arguments to dismiss cryptocurrency charges are meritless

May. 30, 2023 00:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers made meritless arguments in a bid to convince a judge to toss out criminal charges alleging that the FTX founder stole from investors in his multibillion dollar cryptocurrency fund, federal prosecutors said Monday. In papers filed in...

Impeachment trial of Texas’ Ken Paxton to begin no later than August 28

May. 29, 2023 22:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A historic impeachment trial in Texas to determine whether Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton should be permanently removed from office will begin no later than August in the state Senate, where the jury that would determine his future could include his wife, Sen. Angela...

Site of Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 sold to community group

May. 29, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A converted artists' warehouse in Oakland that burned down in 2016, killing 36 people, was quietly razed this month in preparation for possible development into badly needed low-income housing. The property that housed the Ghost Ship warehouse was acquired...

Teenage girl in Guyana charged as adult with 19 counts of murder in dormitory fire

May. 29, 2023 14:09 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A teenage student who police in Guyana accuse of deliberately setting a fire in a girl's dormitory that killed 18 schoolmates and a five-year-old boy was charged Monday as an adult with 19 counts of murder. The 15-year-old girl appeared virtually at the...

Man charged in Ohio slaying of 4, wounding of girl, now charged in 2013 New Jersey killing

May. 29, 2023 13:43 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in an Ohio shooting that killed four people and injured a child earlier this year has now been charged in a slaying in New Jersey a decade ago, authorities said. Martin Muniz, 41, was charged in Cuyahoga County in January with multiple counts of...