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EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will work

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to pe...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks slump amid risks from U.S. CPI, China COVID struggle

Asian stocks sank on Monday and bond yields ticked higher, as red-hot U.S. inflation reignited worries about even more aggressive Federal Reserve policy tightening, and a COVID-19 warning from Beijing...

Greece: Chopper pilot jailed for life over UK wife's killing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek helicopter pilot was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing his British-Greek wife in their home on the outskirts of Athens and trying to mislead police for weeks...

Victim's sister pours out grief after Clarence Dixon's death

PHOENIX (AP) — Shortly after the man who killed her sister 44 years ago was executed, Leslie James stepped up to a podium at the Arizona state prison complex in Florence and tearfully told the world a...

Rob Kardashian testifies that Blac Chyna put gun to his head

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rob Kardashian testified Wednesday that he feared for his life on a night in 2016 when his then-fiancée Blac Chyna pointed a gun at his head, pulled a phone-charging cable around hi...

Prosecutor: Teen planned rape, killing of Wisconsin girl

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy accused of killing a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl knew the girl and planned the attack, knocking her down and choking her before sexually assaulting her, a ...

Groundbreaking composer Harrison Birtwistle dies at 87

LONDON (AP) — Harrison Birtwistle, the creator of daringly experimental modern music who was recognized as one of Britain’s greatest contemporary composers, has died at 87. Birtwistl...

Ex-WNBA guard pleads not guilty to strangling former partner

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former WNBA player Shoni Schimmel was arrested Friday and pleaded not guilty to assaulting a former partner on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeastern Oregon. ...

South Carolina inmate picks firing squad over electric chair

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prisoner scheduled to be the first man executed in the state in more than a decade has decided to die by firing squad rather than in the electric chair later thi...

Inmate asks judges to halt firing squad or electrocution

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate set to die either by a firing squad or in the electric chair later this month is asking the state Supreme Court to halt his execution until judges can de...

S. Carolina schedules 1st execution with firing squad ready

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has scheduled its first execution after corrections officials finished updating the death chamber to prepare for executions by firing squad. The ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 18 The New York Times believes the United States has a free speech problem ...

Murderer of Malaysian student handed death sentence in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who confessed to murdering a Malaysian student by strangulation and disposing of her body in 2020 has been sentenced to death. At 10 a.m. on Friday (March 18), th...

Italy: US men convicted of slaying police officer have sentences reduced

Two US men had their life sentences for murder reduced by a court in Rome on Thursday. Defendants Finnegan Lee E., 22, and Gabriel N.-H., 21, had already been convicted of killing a police officer in ...

Baltimore judge orders new look at 'Serial' evidence

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has ordered new testing for evidence in the case of a Maryland man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the podcast “Serial.” Baltimore Circu...