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Huawei warns US patent curbs would hurt global tech

Jun. 27, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei warned Thursday a U.S. senator's proposal to block the company from pursuing damages in patent courts would be a "catastrophe for global innovation." The proposal comes amid mounting U.S. action against Huawei, the biggest maker of switching gear for phone...

Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leak

Jun. 27, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan said on Thursday he welcomed state-owned ABC taking part in his case. David William McBride, 55, appeared in the Australian Capital...

Manafort set to be arraigned on mortgage fraud charges

Jun. 27, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is set to be arraigned in New York City Thursday on state mortgage fraud charges seen as a ploy to keep him locked up if he is pardoned for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016...

Hearing set for death row inmate with overturned conviction

Jun. 27, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio death row inmate is expected to see his sentence reduced to 30 years to life after his conviction was overturned based on new evidence suggesting his infant daughter's death was accidental. Genesis Hill was convicted in 1991 in Cincinnati of aggravated murder for killing his...

Census, redistricting decisions due on high court's last day

Jun. 27, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two issues that could determine the distribution of political power for the next decade await resolution on the Supreme Court's final day of decisions before a long summer break. Chief Justice John Roberts could well be the author of decisions on both politically charged topics Thursday,...

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Jun. 27, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL who testified that it was he — not his platoon chief — who killed a wounded prisoner in Iraq may face perjury charges. The Navy said Wednesday it is reviewing Corey Scott's testimony following his stunning testimony last week in the court-martial of Special...

Man who fled country prior to trial returned to Oregon jail

Jun. 27, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A man who fled to Mexico and Canada before his trial on child sexual abuse charges has been returned to an Oregon jail. KTVZ-TV reported Wednesday that 45-year-old Ezekiel Sandoval Garcia was transferred to the Deschutes County Jail in Bend June 7. Police say the former Redmond resident...

Washington state man convicted of infant boy's beating death

Jun. 27, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been convicted of the beating death of a 10-month-old boy. The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday that 31-year-old Joshua J. Mobley was convicted Wednesday by a jury following a two-week trial in Spokane. Authorities say Mobley was babysitting in February...

Man pleads guilty for killing 73-year-old hunting partner

Jun. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BARTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 54-year-old man has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide for shooting his hunting partner to death in southern New York. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Dean Brockoff of Lockwood pleaded guilty to the felony charge Monday in Tioga County Court and...

Arizona man who hit pregnant woman with a hammer gets prison

Jun. 27, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an Arizona man has been sentenced to more than 2 1/2 years in prison for attacking a pregnant woman with a hammer. They say 30-year-old Eli Lawrence Manuel will have to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term. Manuel was accused of hitting...