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Badges worn by a demonstrator outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. A case-management hearing regarding Julian Assange will be heard at the court Wednesday. It comes just five days before the extradition hearing beginning Feb. 24, at Woolwich Crown Court, in which both Julian Assange and the broader issues of press freedom will be at stake. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia

Feb. 19, 2020 3:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a lawyer for Assange said...

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tries to get into his house as he arrives home in Chicago on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, after his release from Colorado prison late Tuesday. Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release

Feb. 19, 2020 3:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump after the Republican president commuted his sentence for political corruption, speaking Wednesday at a press event outside his Chicago home that sounded like an extended campaign ad for the president. Blagojevich...

In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Durst faces trial in the slaying of his best friend 20 years ago. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan.19, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Jury selection begins in Durst murder trial in Los Angeles

Feb. 19, 2020 3:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For someone who says he doesn’t like talking with people, Robert Durst has shown a propensity to open up to strangers. It has not done him any favors. The New York real estate heir’s lengthy interviews with filmmakers led to a damning documentary on his suspected role in...

This undated photo provided by Collin County, Texas, Judicial Records Department shows Brandon McCall. A jury has found McCall guilty of capital murder for the 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and another man. Brandon McCall was charged with murder for shooting his friend, Rene Gamez II, and Richardson police officer David Sherrard. Police called the shooting an ambush. A Collin County jury returned the verdict Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, after two hours of deliberations. (Collin County Judicial Records Department via AP)

Texas man found guilty of killing officer, other man

Feb. 19, 2020 2:52 PM EST

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A Texas man was convicted Wednesday of capital murder for 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and another man. Brandon McCall, 28, faces death or life in prison without parole when he is sentenced for shooting his friend, Rene Gamez II, and Richardson police officer David...

Professor charged with attacking colleague ruled dangerous

Feb. 19, 2020 2:50 PM EST

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An art professor at a prestigious women's college in Massachusetts charged with using a rock, fire poker and garden shears to attack a colleague was ruled dangerous by a judge Wednesday and held without bail for four months. Mount Holyoke College professor Rie Hachiyanagi has...

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman points to a photo showing Lawrence Ray during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York.  Ray, an ex-convict known for his role in a scandal involving former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, was charged Tuesday with federal extortion and sex trafficking charges involving a group of students at Sarah Lawrence College. (AP Photo/Jim Mustian)

How did ex-con get away with living in his daughter's dorm?

Feb. 19, 2020 2:37 PM EST

It was the obvious question after news broke that a 50-year-old charged with forcing college students into prostitution met some of them while living with his daughter in campus housing. How could a father — an ex-convict, no less — live undetected or unchecked in his daughter’s dorm? Even...

Scientist nabbed for Russia spying is Mexico hometown hero

Feb. 19, 2020 2:26 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican microbiologist charged with spying for Russia in Miami is considered a benefactor in his native state of Oaxaca state, the mayor of his hometown said Tuesday, and he holds positions with at least two prominent universities. Mayor Hazael Matus said scientist Hector Alejandro...

FILE - In this  Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon. Nissan filed a civil suit Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 seeking 10 billion yen ($91 million) in damages from the Japanese automaker's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP, File)

France steps up investigation around Ghosn, Omani dealership

Feb. 19, 2020 2:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors are turning up the heat on disgraced car industry executive Carlos Ghosn, opening a judicial inquiry into alleged money laundering, fraud and misuse of company assets during his time at the helm of the Renault-Nissan alliance. The prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of...

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

Feb. 19, 2020 2:10 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson was being held Wednesday in a Texas jail on a pending drug distribution charge from a federal agency, records show. Robinson, 27, was booked Tuesday, according to El Paso County jail records. Robinson faces a charge of possessing marijuana with...

FILE - This April 7, 2017 file photo, shows Burton Tower on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Several former patients have alleged that Robert E. Anderson, a late University of Michigan physician, sexually abused them during exams going back decades, prompting the Ann Arbor school to ask others with information to come forward, officials said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Hunter Dyke/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)

University of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claims

Feb. 19, 2020 2:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Several former patients have alleged that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, with one accuser saying Dr. Robert E. Anderson's actions over several decades made him a “sexual predator.” The university in Ann Arbor said in a...