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Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Jul. 23, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pretty sure America didn't read the Mueller report. On Wednesday, they're hoping the nation will be glued to the TV version. Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House,...

Dwight Gooden arrested in New Jersey on DWI charges

Jul. 23, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested again in New Jersey on Monday night, this time on charges of driving while intoxicated. Gooden was pulled over after driving the wrong way down a one-way road, Newark police said. It was the second time he has been arrested in as...

Man pleads guilty in brutal 1998 killing of Montana teen

Jul. 23, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of crimes that remained unsolved for two decades — the brutal murder of an 18-year-old video store clerk and the rape and attempted murder of a newspaper carrier. Zachary David O'Neill, 39, entered his guilty pleas in state...

Man with knife shot, wounded outside LA federal courthouse

Jul. 23, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man with a knife has been shot and wounded outside a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say a courthouse security officer wounded the man, who was wielding the weapon Tuesday afternoon in front of the court on First Street. The man was shot...

Missing men now suspects in Canada murders

Jul. 23, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two young men thought missing are now suspects in the murders of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as the death of another man in northern British Columbia, Canadian police said Tuesday. The Royal Mounted Police had said Monday they were searching for 19-year-old Kam...

Sexual assault kit tracking system to be used across Oregon

Jul. 23, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Department has developed an online system to provide updates to people who have been tested for evidence of sexual assault. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported Tuesday that the online system has been used in Portland since May and the state police plan to adopt it...

No charges in Georgia lawmaker grocery store dispute

Jul. 23, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No charges will be filed in the dispute between a black Georgia lawmaker and a white man she accused of verbally assaulting her for having too many items in an express checkout line at a grocery store, police said Tuesday. In a widely shared Facebook video, a tearful state Rep. Erica Thomas...

Tong: state pardons being ignored by immigration officials

Jul. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong argued Tuesday that federal immigration authorities have begun attempting to deport some residents with past criminal records, even though their prior crimes were completely pardoned by the state's Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Democrat...

Judge tosses lawsuit seeking to move Confederate monument

Jul. 23, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit by activists which sought to force the city of Norfolk to move its 112-year-old Confederate monument. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Chief Judge Mary Jane Hall said in an 11-page order entered Tuesday that the plaintiffs failed to prove that...

Lawsuit challenges Louisiana Supreme Court districts

Jul. 23, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The maps used to elect Louisiana's seven state Supreme Court justices are discriminatory against African American voters, according to a civil rights group's lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge seeks a declaration that the districts violate...