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Man convicted of ramming girlfriend's car at police station

Nov. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A jury in North Carolina has convicted a man of charges arising from an argument with his ex-girlfriend in which he shot at her car and rammed it while she was at a police station. In February 2019, when the woman drove off with her four children,...

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Nov. 26, 2021 10:05 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man. A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison...

Collecting $26M award vs. white nationalists may be tough

Nov. 24, 2021 19:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured. But whether they will be able to collect a significant chunk of that...

Police say man suspected in Denver slaying arrested in LA

Nov. 24, 2021 14:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Denver resident a day after being released from jail was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles, police said. Brian Murray, 40, was being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of William “Stu” Hoebel, 77, on...

Benzema gets 1-year suspended sentence in sex-tape case

Nov. 24, 2021 06:12 AM EST

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was given a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros ($84,000) Wednesday in a sex-tape case that rocked French soccer and put the talented striker's international career on hold for more than five...

Student who made LSU bomb threat has felony charges dropped

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped felony charges against a former University of Alabama student who allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game after his lawyer says he finished a pretrial intervention program. ...

Alaska man pleads not guilty to threatening 2 US senators

Nov. 22, 2021 16:26 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man charged with threatening the lives of Alaska’s two U.S. senators pleaded not guilty on Monday and judge decided that he will remain in custody. Jason Weiner, an attorney for Jay Allen Johnson, entered the plea on his client's behalf...

Alaska man accused of threats against US senators detained

Nov. 19, 2021 20:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal magistrate Friday ordered the continued detention of a man who has been accused of leaving threatening messages against Alaska's U.S. senators, a spokesperson for the Alaska U.S. attorney's office said. Lisa Houghton, by email, said Jay...

Arizona man convicted of threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nov. 19, 2021 19:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona says a man from Bullhead, Arizona, has been convicted of threatening to kill or harm Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A Friday statement from the office said a jury found 77-year-old Steven...

Facing prison, ex-mayor asks to remain free through holidays

Nov. 18, 2021 12:18 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor set to report to federal prison for extorting recreational marijuana businesses is hoping to enjoy one last holiday season as a free man. Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia has requested to move the date he must...