Taiwan Supreme Court ruling sets stage for murderer to once again face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Supreme Court on Monday (Oct. 26) decided to revoke the life sentence for Chen Po-chien (陳伯謙), the defendant in the Huashan murder case. The ruling sends ...

Taiwan prosecutors seek life sentence for child killer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors are seeking a minimum of life in prison for a man surnamed Chen (陳) who was indicted on Monday (Oct. 26) and is alleged to have physically abused a three-year-...

Australian judge orders policeman to stand trial for murder

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge on Monday ordered a police officer to stand trial for murder over the killing of an Indigenous man who was shot three times in an Outback township last y...

Trump grants clemency to five backed by ally Alice Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to five people convicted of committing drug and financial crimes, all of them cases that were pushed by prison reform advocate an...

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine was remanded to custody Wednesday after he confessed to threatening several people as he a...

Thai protesters ask court to revoke order, continue rallies

BANGKOK (AP) — Student activists applied to a court Wednesday to revoke a state of emergency the government declared last week to try to rein in Thailand's growing protests. Demonstr...

Man charged with threatening Wichita mayor over mask mandate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who prosecutors say threatened to kidnap and kill Wichita's mayor because he was upset with the city's mask ordinance was charged Tuesday with three counts of criminal...

Danish submarine murderer Madsen caught after escaping prison

The Danish man who killed Swedish journalist Kim Wall managed to break out of prison on Tuesday, but was quickly apprehended by the police, authorities said. The convict, Peter Madsen, wielded an obj...

Danish sub killer recaptured after attempted prison escape

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine escaped the suburban Copenhagen jail where he is serving a life sentence but...

Man serving 660-year sentence denied compassionate release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man serving a 660-year prison sentence for laundering millions of dollars for a Colombian drug cartel was denied compassionate release on Monday by a federal jud...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back fully campaigning after COVID-19 sidelined him, President Donald Trump returned to familiar form, spreading a litany of falsehoods. Over the weekend, he asse...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees what others do not in the pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — “I believe we’re rounding the corner." “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming.” “We have done an amazing job.” ...

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs' fatal overdose

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose ...

AP FACT CHECK: Rhetoric from Trump, Biden in the non-debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden faced inquisitive voters on separate stages in different cities in a substitute for the debate that was meant to be. ...

Black man serving life for stealing hedge clippers paroled

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Black man whose life sentence for stealing a set of hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary drew scathing criticism from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court was granted parol...