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Attorneys accuse police, prosecutors of leaking Kraft video

Apr. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two of the women charged in a Florida prostitution sting asked a judge on Thursday to hold police and prosecutors in contempt of court following reports that someone was shopping around undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The motion was...

Ex-sheriff gets 6 years in prison over drug dealer bribes

Apr. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi sheriff who admitted to extorting bribes from a drug dealer was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills also ordered former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer to forfeit $42,000 and serve three years of supervised...

Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

Apr. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it would...

Japanese father, son appear in Las Vegas in $1.5B fraud case

Apr. 18, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two former investment executives from Japan pleaded not guilty in Las Vegas on Thursday to criminal fraud charges in what prosecutors have called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. Junzo Suzuki, 70, and his son, Paul Suzuki, 40, arrived in custody in the U.S. on Wednesday, and...

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Political consultant charged in SC corruption investigation

Apr. 18, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina political consultant was formally charged Thursday in an investigation of statehouse corruption. A grand jury indicted Richard Quinn, 74, on 11 counts of perjury and one of obstruction of justice. The indictments accuse Quinn of lying during two appearances before the...

Lawsuit filed over Waffle House shooting in Tennessee

Apr. 18, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of a woman who was killed in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House last year has filed the latest lawsuit over the attack. News outlets report 21-year-old DeEbony Groves' mother filed the suit seeking $100 million and a jury trial. The suit was filed against Travis...

Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Apr. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary...

Minister at secretive N Carolina church sentenced for fraud

Apr. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A minister at a secretive church in North Carolina has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay $466,960 in restitution for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by members of the congregation. Kent Covington, a minister at the Word of...

Prison chief optimistic state will settle, avoid lawsuit

Apr. 18, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said Thursday that he is optimistic the state will reach a settlement and avoid a Department of Justice lawsuit over prison violence. The U.S. Department of Justice this month released a scathing report saying Alabama inmates are housed in...