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Mom, daughter plead not guilty to slaying 5 close relatives

MIKE CATALINI

February 18, 2020

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A mother and her adult daughter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing five of their close relatives, including three children, at an apartment outside Philadelphia.Forty-six-year-old Shana Decree and her 20-year-old daughter Dominique Decree sat side by side in court in suburban...

Popular Rwandan gospel musician found dead in police cell

IGNATIUS SSUUNA

February 17, 2020

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A popular Rwandan gospel musician who in 2015 was found guilty of conspiracy to murder or harm President Paul Kagame was found dead in a police cell Monday in the capital, Kigali, authorities said.Kizito Mihigo, 38, an ethnic Tutsi survivor of the 1994 genocide that killed more th...

Political corruption trial of big N Carolina donor to start

GARY D. ROBERTSON

February 15, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An insurance company magnate and two associates go on trial this week on charges they conspired to bribe an elected North Carolina regulator with up to $2 million in campaign money so scrutiny of his businesses would ease.U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn will preside over the case i...

Suspect in migrant truck deaths can fight extradition to UK

February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A truck driver wanted over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated container near London won a delay Wednesday to his extradition from Ireland to the U.K.At Dublin's High Court, Judge Donald Binchy ruled that 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison can appeal against an order th...

‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory creeps into mainstream politics

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

February 9, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump was more than halfway through his speech at a rally in Milwaukee when one of his hand gestures caught the eye of a supporter standing in the packed arena.The 51-year-old woman believed the president had traced the shape of the letter “Q” with his fingers as a co...

Man pleads guilty to running service that offered child porn

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

February 6, 2020

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who spent years fighting his extradition from Ireland to the U.S. pleaded guilty Thursday in a Maryland courtroom to operating a web hosting service that allowed users to anonymously access more than 1 million files of child pornography.Eric Eoin Marques, 34, faces a mand...

Online conspiracy theories flourish after Iowa caucus fiasco

AMANDA SEITZ and DAVID KLEPPER

February 5, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Monday night could not have gone better for online troublemakers who have spent years propagating false or misleading conspiracy theories on the internet that the U.S. election is rigged or vulnerable to tampering.The delayed election results from the Iowa caucuses revealed some Democratic...

What does Glenn Beck’s departure from Fox News mean for America?

Nathan Fulkerson

April 24, 2011

After a short three years on the Fox News channel, Glenn Beck is leaving his show. I guess we might as well chalk it up as a victory for the evil liberal conspiracy that only we in the journalism business must be privy to. The Christian Science Monitor reports that his departure may have a lot to do ...