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Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

Aug. 17, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax. Attorneys for two Sandy Hook victims noted that Jones said during a...

Sales director for Backpage.com pleads guilty to conspiracy

Aug. 17, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business. Dan Hyer is the...

Prep school teacher gets jail for witness tampering

Aug. 17, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire prep school teacher was sentenced Friday to four months in jail for telling a former student to lie about their relationship to a grand jury investigating sexual misconduct. David Pook, of Warner, was arrested in February during a grand jury investigation at St....

Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

Aug. 16, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next year....

Indiana man arrested in synagogue anti-Semitic vandalism

Aug. 16, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man faces a federal charge alleging he and a co-conspirator spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti and lit fires outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue, authorities announced Thursday. Nolan Brewer of Cloverdale, about 30 miles west of Indianapolis, is charged with...

The Latest: Indiana man, 20, arrested in synagogue vandalism

Aug. 16, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the vandalism of a suburban Indianapolis synagogue (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue. Prosecutors announced Thursday that Nolan...

Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges...

Former Colombian official pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Aug. 14, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Colombian anti-corruption official and a lawyer have pleaded guilty to U.S. money-laundering conspiracy charges as part of a bribery scheme. The Miami U.S. attorney's office reported Tuesday that 35-year-old Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera and 31-year-old Leonardo Luis Pinilla Gomez...

Eco-terror defendant arrested in Cuba after 12 years on run

Aug. 10, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Seattle man wanted in connection with an eco-terrorism conspiracy dating back two decades has been arrested in Cuba. Cuban authorities detained 50-year-old Joseph Mahmoud Dibee before he boarded a flight for Russia. He pleaded not guilty Friday to federal...

Illinois men charged with luring Mississippi teen from home

Aug. 9, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — Two Illinois men face kidnapping and conspiracy charges in Mississippi after authorities say they lured a teenager from his home using a video game-centered chat program. Olive Branch police have charged Juan E. Andrade, 30, and Jason St. Aubin, 29, both of Creal Springs,...