Sentencing set for Alabama man in $2M scam

U.S. 05/28/19, 01:37

A man who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a $2 million scam that sucked in an Alabama town is due in state court to face additional counts.Records show Kyle Sandler has signed papers showing he plans to plead guilty ...

New trial ordered for white homeowner in death of black man

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:34

A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1 ...

APNewsBreak: Feds limited in prosecution of juvenile terror

U.S. 05/06/19, 23:19

The Justice Department's ability to charge minors for supporting terrorist groups has been hampered by a 2018 Supreme Court decision, forcing prosecutors to hand off at least one such case to local authorities in a state without anti-terrorism laws.The court's ...

Kansas lawmakers put off overturning abortion-rights ruling

U.S. 05/02/19, 17:00

Abortion opponents are waiting until next year to try to overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights, signaling they may not have enough support yet to push the necessary state constitutional amendment through the Legislature.Top Republicans in the ...

Update: Kraft ordered to appear as 3-day hearing ends

Sports 05/01/19, 16:34

The Latest on a suppression of evidence hearing in the Robert Kraft prostitution case (all times local):5:30 p.m.Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wound down a three-day hearing by arguing surveillance video capturing Kraft inside a Florida massage ...

Greenpeace wants lawsuit moved to possibly friendlier venue

Enviroment 04/27/19, 08:11

Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline from North Dakota state court to federal court, where the environmental group has already prevailed against racketeering claims alleged by the pipeline's developer.Greenpeace wants ...

Homeless man faces sentencing in $400,000 GoFundMe scam

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:17

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.Johnny Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft ...

Powerball winner, 90, sues son, says money invested poorly

U.S. 04/11/19, 15:25

A 90-year-old Florida woman who took home $278 million from a winning Powerball ticket six years ago is suing her son and his financial advisers, claiming the money was put into low-return investments while she was being charged $2 million ...

Update: School shooting suspect facing 11 federal counts

U.S. 04/08/19, 20:32

The Latest on a school shooting suspect in Texas facing federal charges (all times local): 8:30 p.m. An attorney for an 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school says federal prosecutors have filed 11 charges against the ...

California court: Old police misconduct records are public

U.S. 04/02/19, 19:38

Law enforcement agencies in California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of appeals has ruled.The 1st District Court of Appeal's decision released Friday settles for now ...

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Amazing 03/28/19, 23:59

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him.The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer ...

Man convicted in car attack due in court for plea change

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:03

A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack on counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is due in federal court for a change-of-plea hearing.James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state ...

Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

U.S. 02/27/19, 16:03

The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed. The justices ruled 5-3 on Wednesday in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who ...

Woman begins jail sentence for texting suicide conviction

U.S. 02/11/19, 15:53

A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas. Michelle Carter ...

Update: Aunt of teen who took his life: justice was done

U.S. 02/11/19, 15:07

The Latest on a woman who was convicted involuntary manslaughter after she encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself (all times local):3:00 p.m.An aunt of the teen who killed himself after his girlfriend encouraged him to says his family believes justice ...

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