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This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in 1984 that terrorized the Tampa Bay area. He was sentenced to 401 years in prison, 28 life sentences and one death sentence. His execution is for the murder of 22-year-old Michelle Simms. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 6:08 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was executed Thursday. Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said. The killer terrified the Tampa Bay...
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May 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the "Empire" actor forfeited his rights to keep the case sealed to protect...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2002 file photo, John Walker Lindh, far right, leaves the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Va., before dawn, on the way to his first appearance in a nearby federal court. Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free Thursday, May 23, 2019, after nearly two decades in prison. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 23, 2019 - 11:16 am
John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by invading U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views. Lindh, 38, left...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, currently known as "Bond 25," in Oracabessa, Jamaica. James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica, according to a tweet from the official James Bond twitter account Wednesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Leo Hudson, File)
May 22, 2019 - 3:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica. The news comes Wednesday in a tweet from the official James Bond twitter account. The...
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May 21, 2019 - 8:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New Coke is making a comeback as part of a Coca-Cola's partnership with the Netflix drama "Stranger Things." The companies announced the venture on Tuesday. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing mistakes when it was launched in 1985. Changing Coke's formula didn't sit...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, George R.R. Martin, author of the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," poses in Toronto. The author whose work was adapted into the HBO’s series "Game of Thrones," which drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for its finale on Sunday, May 19, 2019, says it’s “been a wild ride.” Martin wrote on Monday, May 20 that it “was an ending, but it was also a beginning.” The 70-year-old says he’s working on the next installment, “The Winds of Winter.” (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 21, 2019 - 6:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What's next for "Game of Thrones?" The author, whose work was adapted into the HBO series that drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for Sunday's finale, says it's "been a wild ride." George RR Martin wrote on Monday that it "was an ending, but it was also a beginning." The 70-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during the 85th annual Christmas tree lighting at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 20, 2019 - 6:57 pm
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Nathan Sutherland, who is charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix. Sutherland has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an...
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This photo provided by CBS shows Jim Parsons in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00 p.m., ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits. The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, "The Change Constant" and "The Stockholm...
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CORRECTS VICTIM'S LAST NAME TO OCHOA-LOPEZ INSTEAD OF OCHOA-URIOSTEGUI - Chicago police watch over a home in Chicago, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, where Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was found strangled and her baby cut from her womb. Police and family members said Ochoa-Lopez went to the home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 7:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The grisly act is rare, yet it's common enough to have a name: fetal abduction. The latest case out of Chicago — in which 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her baby cut from her womb — has similarities to many of the roughly 30 similar crimes carried out over the last...
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