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Prosecutor: Greed fueled Hawaii power couple's schemes

May. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what has been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the financial fraud that funded their lavish...

Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crime

May. 23, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A battle between the press and police is playing out in politically liberal San Francisco after police raided a freelance reporter's home and office seeking to uncover the source of a leaked police report into the unexpected death of the city's former elected public defender....

Prosecutor to decide if police who shot kids can be charged

May. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

HUGO, Oklahoma (AP) — A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot into a truck injuring three children and a robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should face criminal charges. The Hugo police officers opened fire April 26, wounding 21-year-old William...

Man accused of stealing a woman's heart, then her money

May. 23, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a man used an online dating website to steal not only a Georgia woman's heart but a big chunk of her money. Police in Franklin, Tennessee, say 34-year-old John Martin Hill was taken into custody Tuesday night at a hotel and is being held on a fugitive warrant out of...

Iowa dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

May. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says an Iowa dentist won't be charged in the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from the dentist's office. Dr. Clyde Overturff had told officers that he was spending the night in an apartment at his Maquoketa (muh'-KOH'-keh-tuh) office in March when he...

Rhode Island man charged in Massachusetts bank robbery

May. 23, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a Rhode Island man has been arrested in connection with a Boston-area bank robbery in which the suspect fired a shot into the bank's ceiling and opened fire at a pursuing officer. The FBI says 32-year-old Daniel Rosado was arrested in Providence, Rhode Island at about...

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...

The Latest: Defense gives jury their side in mailbox case

May. 22, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a corruption trial against a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former officers (all times local): 3 p.m. The defense attorney representing the wife of a former Honolulu police chief says what happened to money she allegedly stole from her grandmother and...

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

May. 22, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about...

Suspect shot by police was free despite probation violations

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows. Hours after bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police...