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Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court

Apr. 21, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire at a Florida high school was denied bond during his first court appearance Saturday. The Ocala Star-Banner reported that Sky Bouche appeared before Judge Willard Pope via video conference at the Marion County Jail, with a public defender at his side. Pope...

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

Apr. 21, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter...

Dems' lawsuit alleges conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Apr. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit by Democratic Party accuses Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law of engaging in a conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. The lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan...

'I had nightmares': Nanny slay trial took toll on jurors

Apr. 21, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One has recurring nightmares. Another can't take a bath anymore. Still another can't sleep. Jurors in the murder trial of a nanny who stabbed two small children to death in the bathtub of their Manhattan apartment said the nearly two-month-long experience took an emotional toll they fear...

Gricar mystery: New investigator takes over 13-year-old case

Apr. 21, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Ray Gricar told his girlfriend he was playing hooky, set out alone down scenic Route 192 in his red Mini Cooper and strolled through the kitschy storefronts of a Lewisburg antique mall. There was nothing so unusual about an escape on an unseasonably warm Friday 13 years ago. The...

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Apr. 21, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic Party lawsuit against President Donald Trump's campaign (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Democratic National Committee's lawsuit against his 2016 campaign could be "very good news." Trump says in a tweet that he "Just heard the Campaign...

Jury ends week with no decision on Border Patrol shooting

Apr. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge in the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged in the fatal shooting of a rock-throwing Mexican teenager told jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict after they reported they were unable to reach a unanimous decision. U.S. District Judge Raner Collins on Friday sent...

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

Apr. 20, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a judge said Friday. U.S. Judge S. James Otero in Los...

The Latest: Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer cooperating in inquiry

Apr. 20, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An attorney who previously represented porn actress Stormy Daniels has been contacted by federal investigators looking into the personal business...

Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in videotaped beating

Apr. 20, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled teen that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Tanishia Covington learned her sentence Friday after pleading guilty to a hate crime, intimidation and aggravated battery....