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Germany preparing to deport convicted Sept 11 suspect

Oct. 15, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was being deported Monday from Germany to his native country. Mounir el Mottasadeq, who was convicted of membership in a terrorist...

Keino given more time to report to police in corruption case

Oct. 15, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino was given more time Monday to report to police in Kenya after being one of seven former Olympic and government officials accused of corruption relating to the misappropriation of more than $545,000 around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The seven...

Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

Oct. 14, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon. A federal judge last month ruled against the state's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit by 13 inmates inside...

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Oct. 13, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there's going to be far less ice around. How...

The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

Oct. 12, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 2:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says an American pastor who had been detained in Turkey is "now free from jail" and on his way to Germany. North...

Defendant lunges for officer's gun in Oregon courtroom

Oct. 12, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Video shows a dramatic Oregon courtroom scuffle in which a defendant lunges for a police officer's gun. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a judge had denied a request by deputies to restrain 27-year-old Scott Lemmon in court Wednesday. In the video, Lemmon stands up and grabs for a gun...

Federal jury convicts suspended justice on 11 of 22 charges

Oct. 12, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal jury convicted a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice on Friday of 11 of the 22 charges he faced at his criminal trial. Suspended Justice Allen Loughry was found guilty of seven of 17 wire fraud charges accusing him of using state cars and fuel cards for his own...

State Supreme Court agrees to hear Northern Pass appeal

Oct. 12, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear Eversource's appeal related to the rejection of its Northern Pass transmission line proposal. The company announced Friday that the court had accepted its appeal, in which it argues that the state's Site Evaluation Committee failed to...

Judge won't stop release of autopsy files in family killings

Oct. 12, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge has denied prosecutors' request to block release of the autopsy reports of a Colorado woman and her two young daughters who were found dead at an oil work site, temporarily siding with media organizations. Prosecutors have charged 33-year-old Christopher Watts with killing his...

South Dakota jury clears ex-nonprofit CEO in contracts case

Oct. 12, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury cleared a former nonprofit executive accused of backdating contracts to try to avoid a potential audit in a case sparked after the organization's financial officer killed his family and himself in 2015. Stacy Phelps, the former CEO of the American Indian...