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Newton stays positive after loss on 'resurrection day'

Nov. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Nov. 21 will always be his personal “resurrection day.” It was on this day 13 years ago that Newton was arrested while at the University of Florida. He was charged with felony counts of burglary,...

30 years in prison for defendant in drug conspiracy case

Nov. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a drug trafficking conspiracy case. Acting U.S. Attorney Dennis Holmes announced Thursday that Wicahpe “Chops” Milk was sentenced on charges of conspiracy to distribute a...

Woman admits she lied to police searching for missing man

Nov. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A nursing assistant has pleaded guilty to lying to police during their search for a man who walked away from an assisted living center and spent nearly two days in a southern Illinois ravine. Bridgett D. Williams was originally charged in St....

Key witness against Colombian cop behind DEA leaks sentenced

Nov. 02, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The key witness against a Colombian police captain who leaked sensitive information about U.S. anti-narcotics investigations has been given a sharply reduced sentence Tuesday for his help in a case that has highlighted concerns about the Drug Enforcement Administration's...

Former North Carolina sheriff indicted on additional charges

Oct. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina sheriff who was previously accused of threatening to kill a deputy has been indicted on charges of falsifying law enforcement training records, court records showed Wednesday. A grand jury said former Granville County Sheriff...

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

Oct. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. ...

Prosecutors: Capitol cop told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

Oct. 15, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter's involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The officer, Michael A. Riley, is accused of tipping off someone...

Louisiana woman guilty of obstruction in 2015 hit-and-run

Oct. 14, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury has convicted a woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Shreveport six years ago. Jurors found Emily Renee Fields guilty of obstruction of justice late Wednesday after an hour's deliberation in Caddo Parish District...

7 arrested, 4 officers hurt in homeless camp skirmish

Oct. 08, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Seven protesters were arrested and four police officers were injured Friday during a skirmish at a Kalamazoo homeless camp on Friday. Two days after police cleared people out of the camp and after signs were posted warning that trespassing...

Colombian corruption case latest overseas stain for DEA

Oct. 08, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For years, Capt. Juan Pablo Mosquera rose through the ranks of Colombia’s national police, earning accolades from his bosses on his way to becoming the trusted supervisor of a unit that worked hand-in-glove with U.S. anti-narcotics agents. Now he’s...