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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2016, file image taken from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the building in Oakland, Calif. Oakland will pay $32.7 million to settle lawsuits filed over a 2016 fire at an illegally converted warehouse dubbed the Ghost Ship that killed 36 people. The City Council authorized the settlements Thursday, July 16, 2020. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
July 16, 2020 - 9:10 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland will pay $32.7 million to settle lawsuits filed over a 2016 fire at an illegally converted warehouse dubbed the Ghost Ship that killed 36 people, the city announced Thursday. The City Council authorized settlements of lawsuits filed by the families of 32 victims. The...
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A security officer talks on his mobile phone at the sentencing hearing of the two police officers, Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulette who are accused of attacking Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta,Indonesia Thursday, July 16, 2020. At the hearing that was held virtually as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, the court sentenced Mahulette to two years and Bugis to 18 months in prison for attacking Baswedan with acid in 2017 that badly damaged his eyes. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
July 16, 2020 - 8:57 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced two elite police officers to 18 months and two years in prison for attacking a senior anti-corruption investigator with acid, in a verdict slammed by rights groups and anti-graft activists. Novel Baswedan, a leading investigator at...
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp prepares to sign House and Senate bills at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where the hospital opened a new Emergency Room space, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. Mayors in Atlanta and other Georgia cities deepened their defiance of Gov. Kemp on Thursday, saying they want their requirements for people to wear masks in public to remain in place, even after the Republican governor explicitly forbade cities and counties from mandating face coverings.(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
July 16, 2020 - 7:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, in a suit filed in state court late Thursday in Atlanta, argue that Atlanta...
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JoAnn Cunningham closes her eyes as a video recording is played during her sentencing hearing Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Woodstock, Ill. Cunningham pled guilty in December to killing her five-year-old son Andrew "A.J." Freund in April 2019 in her Crystal Lake home. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP, Pool)
July 16, 2020 - 6:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A northern Illinois woman who beat her young son for most of his life and padlocked him in his bedroom where he died alone in the dark, his head bearing the outlines of the shower head she struck him with, on Thursday portrayed herself as a loving mother as she begged for mercy from...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday, July 16, 2020, urged Attorney General William Barr to launch a federal civil rights investigation of St. Louis' elected prosecutor, accusing Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of abusing her power in her investigation of the McCloskey's who wielded guns while defending their home during a protest. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP File)
July 16, 2020 - 10:41 am
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday urged Attorney General William Barr to launch a federal civil rights investigation of St. Louis' elected prosecutor, accusing Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of abusing her power in her investigation of a white couple who wielded guns while...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2005, file photo, Dustin Lee Honken is led by US Marshals into the Federal Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to his sentencing. Honken an Iowa meth kingpin who kidnapped and killed five people, including two young girls, to thwart his prosecution for drug trafficking in 1993 is set to become the third federal inmate to be executed this week. Honken would become the first defendant from Iowa to die from capital punishment since 1963 if his lethal injection takes place as scheduled on Friday, July 17, 2020 in Terre Haute, Ind. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette via AP, File)
July 16, 2020 - 10:31 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A ruthless Iowa meth kingpin who killed five people, including two young girls, in 1993 to thwart his prosecution for drug trafficking is set to become the third federal inmate to be executed this week. Dustin Honken, 52, would become the first Iowa defendant to to be put to...
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FILE - This 2013 file photo shows New York Jets running back Joe McKnight. An appeals court granted a Louisiana man a new trial because he was convicted by a split jury of fatally shooting McKnight during a road rage incident. Ronald Glasser's 30-year sentence and manslaughter conviction were vacated Wednesday, July 15, 2020, by the Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, news outlets reported. (AP Photo/File)
July 16, 2020 - 8:13 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) — An appeals court has granted the killer of NFL player Joe McKnight a new trial because his manslaughter conviction was delivered by a split jury. Ronald Gasser's 30-year sentence and manslaughter conviction were vacated Wednesday by the Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, news...
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Actor Johnny Depp, centre, is surrounded by fans as he arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.” The Sun’s defense relies on a total of 14 allegations by his ex-wife Amber Heard of Depp’s violence. He strongly denies all of them. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 16, 2020 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’s security chief alleged that Amber Heard physically abused Depp during the couple’s tempestuous marriage, giving testimony to support Depp’s libel suit against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting his former spouse. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers,...
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Protesters against the death penalty gather in Terre Haute, Ind., Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a gruesome 1998 kidnapping and killing, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening at the federal prison in Terre Haute. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 15, 2020 - 11:55 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man, said to be suffering from dementia, who was set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution this week after a 17-year hiatus. Legal wrangling continued Wednesday night with execution still...
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FILE - This undated file photo from video provided by Hawaii News Now shows Honolulu police officer John Rabago outside federal court in Honolulu. A former Honolulu police officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal. A U.S. judge sentenced a former Honolulu police officer Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to four years in prison for forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal, telling him to imagine someone doing that to his two young daughters. Rabago offered apologies to the victim. (Hawaii News Now via AP, File)
July 15, 2020 - 10:36 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a former Honolulu police officer Wednesday to four years in prison for forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal, telling him to imagine someone doing that to his two young daughters. The homeless man was just as defenseless and powerless as the children...
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