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Police in Nebraska investigate attack as possible hate crime

May. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, are investigating an assault on a Muslim woman as a possible hate crime. Police tell the Lincoln Journal Star that the 18-year-old victim was walking Wednesday night in west Lincoln when two white men approached her, made derogatory comments and threats and...

Police ID pedestrian killed after being hit by Amtrak train

May. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department says a 56-year-old man was killed when he tripped and fell trying to cross railroad tracks in front of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Northfield. Witnesses told Northfield police that Scott Benoir tried to get out of the way of the train, which was...

Backers of more info on Ohio State doctor abuse win a round

May. 23, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University and the state board that regulates physicians are trying a new strategy in hopes of being able to make more information public from the board's old investigation involving a team doctor who sexually abused students for two decades. Details about the mid-1990s...

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

May. 23, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption" was filed...

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

May. 22, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure Tuesday implementing the new rules, which rank among the strongest statewide mandates...

Corruption trial opens for scandal-mired Hawaii power couple

May. 22, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former Honolulu deputy prosecutor accused of framing her uncle to keep him from exposing financial fraud that supported the lavish lifestyle of her and her husband -- a now-retired city police chief -- comes from a big family with complicated relationships, her defense attorney said...

Ex-detective pleads guilty to operating brothels

May. 22, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of civilians. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Ludwig Paz pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted enterprise...

Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

May. 22, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court filings...

Conviction tossed for man held 33 years for New York murder

May. 22, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A 62-year-old man who spent more than half his life in prison for the 1975 murder of a high school classmate had his conviction overturned Wednesday after a case review found Long Island prosecutors had long hid the fact that police looked at another possible suspect. Other red flags...

Serial cyberstalker could avoid prison again under plea deal

May. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...