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Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had...

Ex-police chief accused of taking $134,000 in bribes

Jan. 17, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief has been indicted on federal bribery and fraud counts that accuse him of taking $134,000 in bribes to help a radio communications vendor obtain contracts. Timothy Ray Vasquez made an initial court appearance Friday in federal court in San Angelo. He...

Additional charge filed in threats to Maryland synagogue

Jan. 17, 2020 4:49 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who prosecutors say made threatening telephone calls to a Maryland synagogue is facing an additional charge. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland said a federal grand jury on Thursday returned a superseding indictment against Stephen Lyle Orback. Prosecutors accuse him of...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the University of Kansas shows researcher Franklin Feng Tao. Tao concealed work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas and recruited at least four researchers and students, according to revised federal charges filed Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Kelsey Kimberlin/University of Kansas via AP, File)

Attorney: Kansas researcher denies concealing Chinese work

Jan. 16, 2020 4:49 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for a Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas hit back on Thursday against a new indictment, saying the case has nothing to do with the Chinese government's alleged attempts obtain U.S. intellectual...

Indictment: Family members stole more than $1.4M from widow

Jan. 16, 2020 2:05 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Five family members and another person stole more than $1.4 million from a widow who was under the family’s care, according to an indictment handed up Thursday. Authorities said the victim’s 90-year-old sister and the sister's son assumed power of attorney for the victim...

2 men sentenced for stealing U.S. Postal Service truck

Jan. 16, 2020 7:51 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two more men accused of stealing a U.S. Postal Service truck in Grand Island while kidnapping its driver have been sent to prison. Sidney Britt, 38, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years. He'd pleaded guilty to robbery and using a firearm for a violent...

FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Houston Police Department shows Steven Bryant, left, and Gerald Goines, in Houston. A grand jury has indicted former Houston Police Officers Bryant and Goines for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)

Murder indictments handed down in deadly Houston drug raid

Jan. 15, 2020 7:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two former Houston police officers — including one who is facing murder counts — for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The indictments follow similar charges that were filed in August...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the University of Kansas shows researcher Franklin Feng Tao. Tao concealed work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas and recruited at least four researchers and students, according to revised federal charges filed Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Kelsey Kimberlin/University of Kansas via AP, File)

Indictment: Kansas researcher secretly worked for China

Jan. 15, 2020 7:31 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas associate professor concealed work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas and tried to recruit other researchers and students for the Chinese government, according to revised federal charges filed Wednesday. An extensively detailed superseding...

Men charged with smuggling to help Pakistan nuke program

Jan. 15, 2020 4:58 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five men are accused of conspiring to smuggle aircraft parts, electronic components and other technical equipment from the U.S. to Pakistan to support that country's nuclear program, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in New Hampshire. The men were indicted...

Man sentenced for online threat made to Ohio high school

Jan. 15, 2020 1:40 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for sending an online message to a suburban Cleveland high school student in 2018 about a shooting he warned would occur the next day. That warning led hundreds of students to miss classes, authorities said. Russell...