Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (SAN JUAN) — Salvatore “Sam” Anello, who was accused in the fatal fall of his young granddaughter from an 11-story cruise ship window in July 2019, pleaded guilty Thursday to negligent homicide. “I was placed in charge of keeping my beautiful granddaughter safe and I failed. It will always […]

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia Seaside man pleaded responsible in the present day to wire fraud and fraudulently gathering federal unemployment advantages. Officers say 59-year-old Ronald A. Smith pleaded guilty to an internet-based scame that cheated approximately 1,700 victims out of $1,287,000. He additionally pleaded responsible to a separate cost of fraudulently gathering unemployment advantages […]

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News (JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A Keyport, New Jersey, pawnshop owner whose phone number turned up in the pocket of one of the assailants in last December’s Jersey City shootings pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single criminal charge. Ahmed A-Hady pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in […]

Shelby County Detention CenterBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Brett Hankison, the only officer to be indicted in the Breonna Taylor case, pleaded not guilty to his charges during a telephone court appearance Monday afternoon. Hankison, who was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in June, was hit with three counts of […]

U.S. Attorney’s OfficeBY: AARON KATERSKY and JUSTIN DOOM (NEW YORK) — Ethan Melzer, the former Army private accused of plotting with a Satanic neo-Nazi group known as O9A to kill fellow soldiers, pleaded not guilty to new charges brought Wednesday. The superseding indictment includes two new counts of illegal transmission of defense information. “While deployed […]

Stephen J. Cohen/Getty ImagesAs protests continue across the nation following police-involved shootings of several unarmed Black men, which resulted in the deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, singer Teyana Taylor made an impassioned plea for Black lives in a powerful new music video. Released Wednesday, Taylor framed the music video for her new single “Still” to prove that not much has changed in America since […]

DNY59/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho) — Chad Daybell, the stepfather of two Idaho children who were missing for months before their remains were found on his property, pleaded not guilty in the case on Friday in a Fremont County district court. Daybell, 51, was charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to […]

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 600,000 people worldwide. Over 14.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns […]

Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MATT GUTMAN, ABC News (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Joseph DeAngelo, the man now known as the Golden State Killer, pleaded guilty on Monday to 13 counts of first-degree murder in front of dozens of victims and victims’ relatives, prosecutors said. The plea deal also required […]

ABC/Paula LoboFollowing the death of George Floyd, who died after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck, protests against police brutality have erupted across the nation.  Keke Palmer marched in solidarity in Hollywood on Tuesday, where she was filmed imploring members of the National Guard to join the Black Lives Matter movement. In a video shared by […]

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