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Revised ‘Dreamers’ program to get another review by court

Oct. 05, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered a lower court review of Biden administration revisions to a program preventing the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought into the United States as children. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said...

Chicago man found guilty in murder of 6 family members

Oct. 05, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 slayings of six members of his family — including two young boys — inside their Chicago home in 2016. The jury deliberated for about a day before finding 28-year-old Diego Uribe Cruz...

Court: UNC students can seek COVID semester reimbursement

Oct. 05, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Students at the University of North Carolina can continue their lawsuit seeking monetary damages for fees they paid before in-person fall 2020 classes were canceled due to COVID-19, a state appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals...

Public official accused of Vegas killing facing job ouster

Oct. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a local public official accused of killing a Las Vegas journalist last month can be removed from his job as a Clark County public administrator. Robert Telles has been jailed without bail on a murder charge since Sept. 7, five days...

Lawyer: Wash. ruling in Black man's case showed racial bias

Oct. 05, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The attorney for a Black man serving a virtual life sentence for shootings he committed at 17 has asked the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider a split ruling that upheld his sentence, saying the leniency it granted white defendants in similar situations reveals racial bias. ...

Woman guilty of conspiring to kill husband in North Dakota

Oct. 05, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman has been convicted in the death of her husband in what prosecutors said was the result of a love triangle and an attempt to collect insurance money. Jurors on Tuesday returned guilty verdicts on three conspiracy charges, including murder,...

Criticism over latest NC redistricting back at Supreme Court

Oct. 05, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Supreme Court returned to the state’s recent divisive round of redistricting on Tuesday, as justices heard further challenges to General Assembly and congressional district lines getting used for next month’s elections. The state’s...

Jones won't re-take stand in Sandy Hook defamation trial

Oct. 04, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The father of a boy killed at the Sandy Hook elementary school tried Tuesday to describe for a jury the distress he felt when he learned conspiracy theorists planned to dig up his 7-year-old son’s grave to prove the mass shooting never happened. Mark...

Nevada high court overturns Reno road-rage murder conviction

Oct. 04, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a murder conviction in a high-profile, road-rage case after it says the district judge in Reno wrongly concluded the fatal gunshot through a truck window constituted a burglary. Prosecutors had argued under alternate...

Seattle woman gets probation for massive Capital One hack

Oct. 04, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Seattle tech worker convicted of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019 was sentenced Tuesday to time served and five years of probation. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said sentencing former Amazon...