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Homicide charge dropped against 1 in movie theater slaying

Jan. 18, 2020 3:31 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped criminal homicide and conspiracy charges against one of two men arrested in a shooting death inside a Pennsylvania movie theater last month. Jalen Bellaflores, 19, remains charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice and evidence-tampering, a...

FILE - In this June 3, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, then-commanding officer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, speaks during a Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony.  Nettleton was convicted Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his alleged affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/U.S. Navy via AP)

Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt....

Man sentenced for online threat made to Ohio high school

Jan. 15, 2020 1:40 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for sending an online message to a suburban Cleveland high school student in 2018 about a shooting he warned would occur the next day. That warning led hundreds of students to miss classes, authorities said. Russell...

Ex-North Carolina trooper pleads guilty in arrest beating

Jan. 13, 2020 2:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper accused of involvement in a 2018 beating and K9 attack on a homeless man has been convicted of misdemeanor charges in the case. Michael Blake pleaded guilty to two counts of willful failure to discharge his duties, news outlets...

New sheriff named after predecessor accused of plot to kill

Jan. 7, 2020 8:26 AM EST

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — A new sheriff has been appointed in a North Carolina county where its suspended sheriff is accused of trying to urge someone to kill a deputy. Charles R. Noblin Jr. will take the oath of office Wednesday in Granville County, news outlets reported. Sheriff Brindell Wilkins has been...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, center, speaks upon his arrival at the Seoul Eastern District Court in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday, Dec. 31, indicted Cho, a key ally of President Moon Jae-in, on a dozen charges including bribery as they concluded a monthslong probe into a political scandal that rocked Seoul's liberal government and sparked huge protests. .(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

SKorean prosecutors indict Moon's key ally over corruption

Dec. 31, 2019 4:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted a key ally of President Moon Jae-in on a dozen charges including bribery as they concluded a monthslong probe into a political scandal that rocked Seoul’s liberal government and sparked huge protests. In a rare public response...

A letter from President Donald Trump to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., is photographed Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distorted letter to Dems and history

Dec. 21, 2019 3:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closing passage in President Donald Trump's impeachment-eve letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the ring of truth to it. He was writing his thoughts for history, he said. For 100 years from now, "when people look back at this affair.” He is right that this letter passes...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota leaves the courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y. The former prosecutor was convicted Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, on charges he helped cover for a former protege who, as police chief, punched a handcuffed man suspected of stealing embarrassing items from his police department SUV, including sex toys and pornography. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Powerful ex-prosecutor convicted in police beating cover-up

Dec. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful former prosecutor in the New York suburbs was convicted Tuesday of helping cover for a police chief who punched a handcuffed man suspected of stealing sex toys and pornography from the chief's department SUV. Thomas Spota, 78, the longtime district attorney of Suffolk County,...

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, right, speaks with from left Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters, D-Calif., second from right, during a news conference to unveil articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Takeaways: Democrats make case in articles of impeachment

Dec. 11, 2019 1:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, setting up a historic vote in the days before Christmas. The articles charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and argue that he is a “threat to national...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., with from left, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., walk to a news conference to unveil articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP Analysis: Trump faces narrow but consequential charges

Dec. 11, 2019 1:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment offered up Tuesday against President Donald Trump are narrow, but consequential. They are also likely to be approved by Democrats alone. The impending vote will thrust Trump into a club no president wants to join: only the third American leader to be impeached...