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Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case

Nov. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EST

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school. "MAKE SURE THE TEACHERS ARE DEAD," he ranted in a notebook. "Then rinse...

City clerk ordered to pay $42K for refusing records request

Nov. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri city clerk must pay a $4,000 fine and nearly 10 times that amount in attorney fees for refusing to honor a woman’s public records request, a state appeals court ruled in a decision that could have important implications for how such requests are handled going...

American among 3 drug prisoners in escape from Thai court

Nov. 5, 2019 10:01 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in the town of Pattaya in eastern Thailand, prison officials said Tuesday. Corrections Department Director-General Naras Savestana said in a statement that the three, who were shackled, escaped Monday...

Executive privilege mentioned in case of Giuliani associates

Oct. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Rudy Giuliani associates with ties to Ukraine pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they used foreign money to make illegal campaign contributions, with a defense lawyer for one of them floating the idea that the White House could assert executive privilege over evidence in the case....

Patty Hearst prosecutor who later became judge dies at 97

Oct. 3, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Mayerson, the prosecutor who took newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst to court for shooting up a Southern California sporting goods store in 1974 _ and then successfully argued for probation, not prison, for the kidnap victim-turned terrorist _ has died at age 97. Mayerson, who...

Man hurt in bar fight with off-duty officers awarded $1.25M

Sep. 20, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has awarded an Air Force veteran nearly $1.25 million in damages related to a 2014 bar fight involving two off-duty Indianapolis officers that left him unconscious. The Indianapolis Star reports Wednesday's verdict stemmed from a federal lawsuit by Bradford Bohanon against the...

New York judge resigns after compliant about noose posting

Sep. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York town judge resigned following a complaint about a Facebook post that featured a noose, a Trump campaign slogan and a phrase about making "evil people" fear punishment. The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced Tuesday that Altona Town Court Justice...