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Illinois Dems tighten parts of criminal justice overhaul

Nov. 30, 2022 15:18 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More crimes, including some nonviolent offenses, would be added to a list that could disqualify defendants in court from being released while awaiting trial under follow-up legislation filed Wednesday to a contentious criminal justice overhaul. It's a key...

Police: Deputy posed as teen online to sexually extort girl

Nov. 30, 2022 15:12 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Virginia sheriff’s deputy posed as a 17-year-old boy online to groom and sexually extort a teenage girl in California before driving across the country and killing her mother and grandparents and setting fire to their home. ...

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

Nov. 30, 2022 15:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those who seek to be...

Worker reaches plea deal in election machine tampering case

Nov. 30, 2022 15:08 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A former elections manager who allegedly helped a Colorado clerk accused of tampering with voting equipment plans to plead guilty under an agreement with prosecutors, according to court documents. Sandra Brown, who is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon...

4 appear in court over terror attack at Ivory Coast beach

Nov. 30, 2022 15:02 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Four of the defendants arrested in connection with a 2016 Islamic extremist attack that killed 19 people on an Ivory Coast tourist beach appeared in court Wednesday to face murder and terrorism charges. Authorities last week had released the names of 18...

Athlete flipped the bird, lost scholarship, now wins appeal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:49 PM EST

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former University of Connecticut women’s soccer player who lost her scholarship after she gave the middle finger to a television camera as the Huskies celebrated winning a conference championship. The former student...

Pennsylvania Senate to put progressive prosecutor on trial

Nov. 30, 2022 14:43 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday began what could be a long and partisan process of considering whether to force Philadelphia's Democratic district attorney, Larry Krasner, from office. Members of the Republican-controlled Senate formally received...

NYC public employees among 19 accused of pandemic aid fraud

Nov. 30, 2022 14:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nineteen people including 17 New York City and New York state public employees were charged in a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday with submitting fraudulent applications for funds intended to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The accused,...

California man pleads guilty in theft of Olympic gold medal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man received a jail sentence after admitting he stole an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car broken into...

Feds: Police officer used baton to strike detainee

Nov. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a Massachusetts police officer they allege used a baton to strike a man in custody and then failed to mention the incident in two reports. Following an FBI investigation, Fall River Officer Nicholas M. Hoar, 35, was indicted...