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Indictment: man shot into packed car, killed 1 of 8 in car

Aug. 6, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An 18-year-old New Orleans man was indicted Thursday on charges accusing him of shooting into a car packed with eight people, killing one and wounding five. Dijon Dixon is charged second-degree murder in the death of of 17-year-old Cornelius Smith, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said...

Man who sold drugs from Montana pre-release center sentenced

Aug. 3, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man who prosecutors said distributed drugs from a Montana pre-release center has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. Judge Brian Morris sentenced Anthony Joseph Beltran on Monday and ordered him to forfeit four vehicles, an RV and almost $48,000 in currency. The...

Man gets 60 years for killing girlfriend in front of son

Jul. 29, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his girlfriend 29 times in front of her then 1-year-old son. Damone Ussin, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and obstruction of justice, The The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported. Judicial District Judge Stephen...

Sentencing delayed for midshipman in sexual assault case

Jul. 24, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has postponed sentencing for a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman found guilty of sexual assault charges because the defendant was showing signs of a COVID-19 infection. The Capital Gazette reported that Midshipman Third Class Nixon Keago’s sentencing hearing is scheduled to...

Arrest in death of woman whose body was found in suitcase

Jul. 24, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in a Philadelphia neighborhood last month. Aaron Mosher, of Brown Mills, is charged with criminal conspiracy, tampering with evidence, abuse of corpse and obstruction of...

Naval Academy midshipman guilty of sexual assault

Jul. 23, 2020 6:50 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A naval academy midshipman was found guilty of sexually violating three female classmates in 2018 and 2019. Midshipman Third Class Nixon Keago was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, burglary and obstruction of justice, The Capital Gazette...

San Diego woman pleads guilty in $400M Ponzi scheme

Jul. 22, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego businesswoman who authorities say ran a $400 million investment fraud scheme involving liquor licenses pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges. Gina Champion-Cain entered pleas to conspiracy, securities fraud and obstruction of justice. She could face up to 15 years in...

3 Los Angeles officers accused of false gang identifications

Jul. 10, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers have been charged with falsifying records reporting that people they stopped were gang members or associates, prosecutors said Friday. The members of the Police Department's Metropolitan Division were charged Thursday in a 59-count complaint alleging one...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the official residence La Fortaleza, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vazquez announced on Saturday, May 16, 2020, that she will hold a non-binding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, File)

Puerto Rico faces political turmoil as governor investigated

Jul. 7, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced the possibility of political turmoil Tuesday as the U.S. territory's governor welcomed an investigation into allegations that she obstructed justice amid calls from the main opposition party for a legislative probe and a possible impeachment process. The...

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced talks with her secretary of public affairs Osvaldo Soto during a press conference to announce the extension of the COVID-19 curfew until June 15, while detailing the new sectors of the country that may resume operations from May 26 as part of a new executive order, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Puerto Rico is cautiously reopening beaches, restaurants, churches, malls, and hair salons under strict conditions as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown despite dozens of new coronavirus cases reported daily. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) PUERTO RICO OUT-NO PUBLICAR EN PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico braces for political upheaval involving governor

Jul. 6, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor denied allegations of obstruction of justice late Monday as the main opposition party demanded she be investigated and hinted at a possible impeachment process in what could be the latest round of political upheaval for the U.S. territory. In a...