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Father to face capital murder charges in infant’s death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man will face capital murder charges in the death of his 5-week-old son, whose body was shortly after the father made a public plea for the baby’s safe return, authorities said Thursday. Montgomery County ...

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Censure recommended for Rush justice over improper purchase

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended that Rush Town Justice Donald F. Knab Jr. be censured. Knab was accused of using a state grant to buy items for his court that had not been authorized. He ...

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How will judge’s ruling affect Chauvin sentence?

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin could face a much harsher prison sentence after a judge found several aggravating factors in George Floyd’s death. Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his ...

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Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

WASHINGTON — Republicans sought to shift the narrative on the violent Jan. 6 insurrection during a congressional hearing Wednesday, with some painting the Trump supporters who stormed the building as patriots who have been unfairly harassed, as Democrats clashed with ...

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Suit challenges restaurant aid priority to women, minorities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A conservative legal outfit on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration for its prioritization of restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities in its COVID-19 relief package, arguing white men are being ...

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Former investment executive gets 3 months in college scam

BOSTON — A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment fund with U2’s Bono was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme. William McGlashan Jr. appeared at times to fight ...

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Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside. ...

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‘Monster’: 7 life sentences for ex-hospital worker in deaths

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former nursing assistant who killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin at a West Virginia hospital was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge who called her “the monster that ...

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Judge OKs broadcast, limits attendance at Iowa murder trial

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The public will be able to watch the trial of the man charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts — but not in person. Citing COVID-19 protocols, Judge Joel Yates said in an order ...

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Officer convicted of murder still gets paid in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer convicted of murder for shooting a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head has been taken off duty but will continue to be paid, the city of Huntsville ...

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Drug charges reinstated

A state appeals court has reinstated drug charges that were dismissed by a County Court judge. Defendant James R. Wilcox was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police when methamphetamine and equipment used to make the drug were found ...

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