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Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court

Apr. 21, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire at a Florida high school was denied bond during his first court appearance Saturday. The Ocala Star-Banner reported that Sky Bouche appeared before Judge Willard Pope via video conference at the Marion County Jail, with a public defender at his side. Pope...

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

Apr. 21, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter...

'I had nightmares': Nanny slay trial took toll on jurors

Apr. 21, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One has recurring nightmares. Another can't take a bath anymore. Still another can't sleep. Jurors in the murder trial of a nanny who stabbed two small children to death in the bathtub of their Manhattan apartment said the nearly two-month-long experience took an emotional toll they fear...

Jury ends week with no decision on Border Patrol shooting

Apr. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge in the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged in the fatal shooting of a rock-throwing Mexican teenager told jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict after they reported they were unable to reach a unanimous decision. U.S. District Judge Raner Collins on Friday sent...

Judge won't order Flint bottled water program to resume

Apr. 20, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request to order Michigan officials to resume distribution of free bottled water in Flint. The Flint Journal reports that U.S. District Judge Judith Levy sided with the state, which announced an end to the program on April 6. Tests show Flint is far below...

The Latest: Arts group says it welcomes 53 contest finalists

Apr. 20, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the Maine high school student who fled his native Zambia and sued to be allowed to participate in a U.S. poetry contest (all times local): 8 p.m. The National Endowment for the Arts says it looks forward to welcoming an upcoming poetry contest's 53 finalists, including...

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

Apr. 20, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal judge ruled Friday. The National Endowment for the Arts had blocked the 11th-grader's participation, saying he doesn't meet their U.S. citizenship rules. Allan...

Judge tosses suit seeking to block parole of cops' killer

Apr. 20, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the parole of an ex-radical who fatally shot two New York City police officers in 1971. State Supreme Court Justice Richard Koweek ruled Friday that the state Parole Board did not act irrationally or outside its bounds when...

8 convicted in case alleging govt reps colluded with Mafia

Apr. 20, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A court in Italy convicted a mob boss, three police investigators and a close associate of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a case showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and state institutions after a deadly wave of mafia bombings during the early 1990s. Prosecutor Nino Di Matteo said...

Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn't around for assault

Apr. 20, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors got a look Friday at Bill Cosby's travel records as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he is accused of drugging and molesting a woman there. Cosby's lawyers say the alleged assault on Andrea Constand could not have...