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Paul's lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

Jan. 18, 2019 3:58 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker's political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home. That's fine...

Ohio board rejects condemned man's request for mercy

Jan. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a clemency request by a condemned man who says he's innocent of the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor and is asking that his life be spared. Warren Keith Henness, who goes by his middle name, was convicted of killing 51-year-old...

Tennessee officer indicted for killing black man

Jan. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury in Tennessee has indicted a white police officer with first degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man last July. The indictment against Nashville officer Andrew Delke was announced Friday by the district attorney's office. Delke shot 25-year-old Daniel...

Officer who killed teen used racial slurs, excessive force

Jan. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured on a shocking dashcam video. Jason Van Dyke was in court to be sentenced for...

The Latest: Witness unable to identify Van Dyke in courtroom

Jan. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A prosecution witness at the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who killed black teen Laquan McDonald wasn't able to identify the...

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Jan. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers. Marzieh Hashemi has appeared twice before a U.S. district judge in...

Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the...

Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall expansion plans. In his order, U.S....

Suit says Waffle House shooting suspect's father negligent

Jan. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A civil lawsuit against the father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House in Nashville last year is moving forward. Shaundelle Brooks is the mother of victim Akilah DaSilva. She is suing Jeffrey Reinking for negligence and conspiracy because he returned...

Man who rear-ended taxi, killing passenger, gets prison time

Jan. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man who had been bar hopping on St. Patrick's Day two years ago before he drove into the rear of a taxi at more than 120 mph, killing the passenger, has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Michael Spinale was sentenced Thursday after...