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Jury: Vermont man guilty of murder in wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont jury on Wednesday found a wrong-way driver who claimed he was on a secret mission guilty of murder in the deaths of five teenagers killed on an interstate highway. The jury's verdict against Steven Bourgoin came on the second day of deliberations following a two-week trial....

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as energy, retail stocks drop

May. 22, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Wednesday as energy companies and retailers bear the brunt of the declines. Lowe's and Nordstrom were among the biggest decliners in the S&P 500 after the companies reported...

Doctor convicted of using cellphone in ladies' room

May. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts cardiologist has been found guilty of using his cellphone to photograph a woman in a ladies' room at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2015. The Telegram & Gazette reports that a jury convicted Dr. Marcus Cooper guilty Wednesday of photographing...

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

The Latest: Vermont man guilty in fatal crash that killed 5

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of killing five teens in a wrong-way driving case (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A jury has found a Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of five teenagers caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway. The jury...

Cyprus editor hails acquittal over Turkey insult charge

May. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The editor of a Turkish Cypriot newspaper said Wednesday his acquittal on charges he insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a triumph of Turkish Cypriot justice. Sener Levent, editor of Afrika newspapers in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus, said he's...

The Latest: Qualcomm defeat might not lower phone prices

May. 22, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on federal judge's ruling against Qualcomm (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A federal ruling against Qualcomm is likely to reduce the licensing fees paid on the sales of smartphones. But it's unclear if device makers such as Apple will pass on any of their savings and lower their...

Political critic ordered to pay $170K in child support case

May. 22, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $170,000 by June, or spend 10 days in jail. The Tennessean reports Judge James G. Martin ruled on Sunday that Gill must pay a total of $245,300 to Kathryn Gill. His ex-wife sued...

Egypt refers 6 death sentences to religious authority

May. 22, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has referred the case of six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of terrorism to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, for a non-binding opinion on their execution. The Cairo Criminal Court said Wednesday the six were found guilty of killing three people,...

Kansas Christian school founder acquitted of child sex abuse

May. 22, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The co-founder of a suburban Kansas City school has been found not guilty of child sexual abuse charges. Fox4KC reports 49-year-old Dennis Creason was acquitted Tuesday on several counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Creason and his wife, of Bonner Springs, co-founded...