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The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

Jun. 25, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of...

Judge allows Democrats' lawsuit against Trump to proceed

Jun. 25, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause can move forward. U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan of the District of Columbia ruled against Justice Department lawyers who...

Man charged with impersonating federal agent to be released

Jun. 25, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border will be released to a halfway house in New Mexico while he faces charges that he impersonated a federal agent there. U.S. Magistrate Judge Shon Erwin ordered James...

Prosecutor says Hawaii police chief, wife abused positions

Jun. 25, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday. The contention came during closing...

The Latest: Police chief's lawyer says case is weak

Jun. 25, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in a corruption trial in Hawaii (all times local): 2 p.m. An attorney for former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha says the government's corruption case is based on suspicion and speculation. In his closing arguments Tuesday, attorney Rustam Barbee says...

Brazil's top court denies petition to release ex-president

Jun. 25, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court has denied a petition to release former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who is serving a sentence for corruption. In a 3-2 vote, a panel of Supreme Court judges rejected freeing da Silva while they consider a petition from his defense team demanding his...

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash

Jun. 25, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations...

The Latest: Judge won't find Navy SEAL not guilty

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The judge in the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL has refused to find him not guilty of murder and attempted murder. The judge in the...

Feds: Texas family ran $33M illegal sports gambling outfit

Jun. 25, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Members of a southeast Texas family acknowledged in federal court Tuesday that they ran illegal bookmaking from the father's used car dealership for more than three decades, an enterprise federal authorities described as one of the nation's biggest illegal sports gambling and money...

Judge tosses ex-Minnesota players' suit against university

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to...