Authorities say man killed while trying to rob dispensary1 minute read Saturday, Jul. 23, 2022
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A man was fatally shot while trying to rob a marijuana dispensary at gunpoint, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Two men who have not been identified entered Border Buds in Thackerville near the Oklahoma-Texas state line about 125 miles (201 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City Thursday night and demanded money and marijuana, the OSBI said.
One of the men then showed his gun to the clerk a gun, who said he was also armed, according to the OSBI.
The robber then shot at the clerk, who returned fire and killed the man.
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Thai PM sails through last no-confidence vote ahead of polls2 minute read Preview Saturday, Jul. 23, 2022
2 given life sentences in 2016 killing of California teens2 minute read Preview Friday, Jul. 22, 2022
WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two men convicted of killing a pair of California teenagers who vanished six years ago were sentenced Friday to life in prison without possibility of parole, prosecutors said.
Chandale Shannon, 25, of Winters, and Jesus Campos, 22, of Woodland were sentenced for the 2016 kidnapping and killing of the teens, whose bodies were never found despite years of effort.
“The crimes were evil. The families have been impacted terribly. And two boys are dead. I find that Mr. Campos and Mr. Shannon have forfeited their life to live in civilized society," Yolo County Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg said at the sentencing hearing, according to a statement from the county district attorney's office.
They were among four people charged with killing 16-year-old Enrique Rios and his friend, 17-year-old Elijah Moore.
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 4:38 a.m. EDT6 minute read Preview Friday, Jul. 22, 2022
Murray, Cardinals agree to contract through 2028 season
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray has agreed to a long-term contract that will keep the quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals through the 2028 season. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was taken with the No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma after he won the Heisman Trophy and has largely delivered in his quest to make the Cardinals a better franchise. Arizona had a 5-10-1 record during his rookie season in 2019 but the Cardinals improved to 11-6 last season before losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card round during the playoffs.
Lyles leads U.S. sweep; Jackson tops Jamaica 1-2 in 200
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles led wire to wire and routed the field in the 200 meters Thursday in 19.31 seconds, the third-fastest time ever, to lead America’s second sprint sweep at world championships. Lyles blew away U.S. teammates Kenny Bednarek by 0.46 seconds, with 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton finishing third. When the winner saw the names of his American teammates pop up behind his, he slammed his hands on the ground, ripped off his jersey and grabbed the gold medal from the awaiting presenter. His victory came moments after Shericka Jackson gave the Jamaican women another gold in the sprints. She ran 21.45, the second-fastest time in history, to beat 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Prosecutors seek 5th conviction tied to ex-cop be overturned4 minute read Preview Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who has been serving a 25-year prison sentence based mostly on testimony from an ex-Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a 2019 deadly drug raid should have his conviction overturned, a judge said Thursday.
Frederick Jeffery was convicted in April 2018 for possessing methamphetamine based mostly on evidence and testimony from former Houston officer Gerald Goines, according to prosecutors.
Goines has been charged with murder and is facing other counts in state and federal court in connection with a deadly raid that he led in January 2019 in which Dennis Tuttle, 59, and his wife, Rhogena Nicholas, 58, were killed. The families of Tuttle and Nicholas filed federal civil rights lawsuits against the city and 13 officers.
Prosecutors allege Goines lied to obtain the warrant to search the couple’s home by claiming a confidential informant had bought heroin there. Goines later said there was no informant and that he bought the drugs himself, they allege. Police found small amounts of marijuana and cocaine in the house, but no heroin.
Harsin emboldened by players' support, says Auburn has unity4 minute read Preview Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022
ATLANTA (AP) — Auburn coach Bryan Harsin took on what he called “the gorilla in the room” when he stood behind the podium at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Thursday.
Following an offseason of uncertainty that threatened his job status, Harsin insists there is more unity than ever on his Auburn team.
Harsin said an inquiry into his program following his 6-7 debut as coach “was uncomfortable. It was unfounded. It presented an opportunity for people to personally attack me, my family, and also our program. And it didn’t work.”
Auburn President Jay Gogue sought answers after the program lost 18 players and five assistant coaches.
S&P/TSX composite inches higher for fifth day3 minute read Preview Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022
TORONTO - North American stock markets continued their July recoveries despite early pressure Thursday from lower crude oil prices and Europe's central bank raising interest rates for the first time in 11 years.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 42.18 points to 19,062.85 after hitting an intraday low of 18,870.76. It is up 1.1 per cent so far this month after falling nine per cent in June.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 162.06 points at 32,036.90. The S&P 500 index was up 39.05 points at 3,998.95, while the Nasdaq composite was up 161.96 points at 12,059.61.
Technology was the star of the day on the TSX, climbing 2.1 per cent with Shopify Inc. adding another 4.8 per cent.
Moscow says US must respect Russian law in Griner case2 minute read Preview Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022
MOSCOW (AP) — The spokesperson for Russia's Foreign Ministry lashed out Thursday at the United States characterizing basketball star Brittney Griner's jailing on drug charges as “wrongful detention,” saying it shows disrespect for Russian law.
Griner has been jailed since she was arrested in mid-February at a Moscow airport after vape canisters containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage. The Phoenix Mercury standout and two-time Olympic gold medalist acknowledged in court this month that she had the canisters, but said she had no intent to break the law.
She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Her trial is scheduled to resume Tuesday.
The State Department in May designated Griner as wrongfully detained, moving her case under the supervision of its special presidential envoy for hostage affairs - effectively, the government’s chief hostage negotiator.
Editorial Roundup: New York10 minute read Preview Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022
Auburn Citizen. July 20, 2022.
Editorial: Stop delaying New York farm overtime decision
One of the toughest conditions for any industry is uncertainty. Business leaders and employees struggle to plan when there are too many unknowns, or even a singular big unknown.
Such a big unknown is hanging over New York’s agricultural industry, and has been for a couple of years.
AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT11 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2022
Pressure on Senate GOP after same-sex marriage passes House
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate unexpectedly launched a new push Wednesday to protect same-sex marriage in federal law after a surprising number of Republicans helped pass landmark legislation in the House. Some GOP senators are already signaling support.
The legislation started as an election-season political effort to confront the new Supreme Court majority after the court overturned abortion access in Roe v. Wade, raising concerns that other rights were at risk. But suddenly it has a shot at becoming law. Pressure is mounting on Republicans to drop their longstanding opposition and join in a bipartisan moment for gay rights.
“This legislation was so important,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said as he opened the chamber Wednesday.
Rapinoe, King urge freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS5 minute read Preview Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022
As recruiters struggle, Air Force seeks lift from 'Top Gun'6 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2022
Texas A&M's Smith arrested on DWI, weapons, pot charges2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2022
Man serving time on gun charges accused in 2007 slaying1 minute read Preview Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2022
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man serving time in federal prison on weapons charges is now accused of killing an Alabama teenager in 2007, police said Tuesday.
Jhordis Deshon Woods, 39, was charged in the fatal shooting of Shaywanna Robinson, 16, who was killed when someone burst into a residence, fired a single shot and fled, authorities said.
Authorities didn't say how Woods was linked to the case so many years later, and court records weren't immediately available with details.
It wasn't clear whether Woods had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
EXPLAINER: 37 years later, Mexican drug lord to face justice5 minute read Preview Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2022
Extradition of Mexican drug lord to US not likely to be fast4 minute read Preview Monday, Jul. 18, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The extradition of drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero, captured in the mountains of northwest Mexico, will not happen quickly, according to a judge’s ruling published Monday.
The Mexican judge issued what amounts to an injunction preventing Caro Quintero from being sent to the United States without going through the formal extradition process. The judge also ruled that he must remain in the maximum security prison west of the capital where he was taken after his capture while that process plays out.
After Caro Quintero’s arrest Friday, the U.S. government said it would seek his “immediate extradition.” That process began Saturday, but as expected, Caro Quintero’s lawyers intervened.
The extradition process can often be drawn out depending on the target’s willingness to fight it and the governments’ desire to speed it along.
Extradition process begins for Mexico drug lord wanted in US2 minute read Preview Sunday, Jul. 17, 2022
Rapper Kodak Black is arrested on drug charges in Florida2 minute read Preview Saturday, Jul. 16, 2022
Studies: France is a melting pot but discrimination lurks5 minute read Preview Saturday, Jul. 16, 2022
Mexico's capture of drug kingpin could be signal to US6 minute read Preview Saturday, Jul. 16, 2022
Mexico captures infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero5 minute read Preview Friday, Jul. 15, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985, was captured Friday by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison and returning to drug trafficking, according to the Mexico's navy.
Caro Quintero was arrested after a search dog named “Max” found him hiding in brush in the town of San Simon in Sinaloa state during a joint operation by the navy and Attorney General's Office, according to a statement from the navy. The site was in the mountains near Sinaloa's border with the northern border state of Chihuahua.
Mexico’s national arrest registry listed the time of Caro Quintero’s arrest as around midday. There were two pending arrest orders for him as well as an extradition request from the U.S. government.
A navy Blackhawk helicopter carrying 15 people crashed near the coastal city of Los Mochis during the operation, killing 14 of those aboard, the navy statement said. The available information indicated it suffered an “accident,” the cause of which had not yet been determined, the statement said.