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Judge rules no punishing Smithfield Foods for hog complex

Dec. 13, 2018 4:38 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina is shutting down a lawsuit against a Smithfield Foods hog feeding operation by some neighbors who complained of odors, flies and noises. U.S. District Judge David Faber on Thursday declared there wasn't enough evidence for those neighbors to pursue...

Federal jury convicts 5 in Thai sex trafficking trial

Dec. 12, 2018 11:00 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking charges. A federal jury in Minnesota found all five guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and other charges, the Star Tribune...

Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

Dec. 11, 2018 4:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville two summers ago. The decision capped a trial laced with survivors'...

The Latest: Slain woman's mom 'content' with life sentence

Dec. 11, 2018 1:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a jury's recommended sentence of life plus 419 years for a man convicted of murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The mother of a woman killed by a man who drove his car into counterprotesters at...

Jury recommends life in prison for man convicted of murder for driving into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally

Dec. 11, 2018 12:18 PM EST
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jury recommends life in prison for man convicted of murder for driving into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally.

Jury acquits ex-Omaha officer in death after repeated stuns

Dec. 10, 2018 7:08 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former Omaha police officer charged after the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked a dozen times with a stun gun. The Omaha World-Herald reports that jurors on Monday found 39-year-old Scotty Payne not guilty of second-degree assault and use of a weapon in...

No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters

Dec. 10, 2018 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors considering the punishment for a man who drove his car into counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally heard emotional testimony Monday from a mother who described the pain caused by her daughter's death and a psychologist who described the man's long history of...

The Latest: No sentence yet for man who rammed protesters

Dec. 10, 2018 5:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Jurors have told a judge they need more time to come up with a sentencing recommendation for a man who killed a woman and injured dozens when he drove his car into...

Jury deciding sentence for man who rammed rally protesters

Dec. 10, 2018 4:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Several people who were severely injured when a man drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year described devastating physical and psychological effects to a jury tasked with making a sentencing recommendation Monday. The man's lawyers argued he...

Jury deliberations to resume latest meningitis outbreak case

Dec. 9, 2018 10:42 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jury deliberations are continuing in the case of six former employees of the Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds. Jurors in the latest case stemming from the outbreak linked to the now-closed New England...