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Jury acquits Iowa teacher, coach of assaulting student

Jun. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former central Iowa coach and teacher who was accused of assaulting one of a group of students trying to toilet-paper his house. The six-member jury on Friday found Joel Bartz not guilty of misdemeanor assault and not guilty...

Today in History

Jun. 21, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2021. There are 193 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E....

Judge: Discipline hearing should not be automatically closed

Jun. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Disciplinary hearings for New Hampshire police officers accused of misconduct serious enough for decertification should not be automatically held behind closed doors, a judge ruled. The judge’s decision came as the Legislature voted to make...

Family seeks 2nd chance at charging officer in man's death

Jun. 20, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge will decide this week whether to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car, after the man's family invoked a rarely used legal process in a bid to get around prosecutors who cleared the officer. Joseph...

Judge to hear motions to toss Georgia ballot review case

Jun. 20, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge who last month ordered absentee ballots in Georgia's most populous county to be unsealed as part of a lawsuit alleging fraud during the November election is now set to hear arguments over whether the case should be dismissed. Originally filed in...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2021. There are 194 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Summer begins at 11:32 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1967, boxer Muhammad...

Jury: Ex-New Mexico state tax chief guilty of embezzlement

Jun. 19, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found New Mexico's former state tax chief guilty of embezzling more than $25,000 from a trucking business while she served in former Gov. Susana Martinez’s cabinet. Demesia Padilla, 61, could face up to 18 years in prison when she...

Jury convicts Kentucky constables of violating rights

Jun. 19, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury ruled that two Kentucky constables violated people’s rights by illegally searching or detaining them and taking money or other property without going through the legal process. Pulaski County constables Michael “Wally” Wallace and...

Maine man convicted in fatal beating of girlfriend

Jun. 19, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

PARIS, Maine (AP) — A jury needed only 25 minutes to convict a man of killing his longtime girlfriend at their home in western Maine. Rondon Athayde, 49, was convicted of murder Friday in the death of Ana Cordeiro at their Hartford home on Dec. 13, 2018. He will be...

Judge rules for Florida on CDC order blocking cruise ships

Jun. 18, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled for Florida in a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order making it difficult for cruise ships to resume sailing due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Steven...