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Alabama wage suit to get second hearing before appeals court

Jun. 25, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to toss a lawsuit accusing lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking a minimum-wage increase in majority-black Birmingham. At issue in arguments scheduled Tuesday before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a 2016 law...

Turkish court frees US Consulate worker from house arrest

Jun. 25, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul has released an employee of the U.S. Consulate from house arrest for health reasons. The court on Tuesday ruled, however, that Nazmi Mete Canturk should continue to be barred from leaving the country pending the outcome of his trial. Canturk — along with his wife...

Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker, for plotting riots

Jun. 25, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says police have arrested at least eight people, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country's 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. The Interior Ministry said on Tuesday the arrest of Zyad el-Elaimy, the former lawmaker,...

American accused of Vietnam overthrow plot gets 12-year term

Jun. 25, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced an American to 12 years in jail for what was described as an attempt to overthrow the Communist nation's government. The state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Tuesday that 55-year-old Michael Nguyen was also convicted of inciting people to...

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Jun. 25, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a...

Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL

Jun. 25, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes are expected to grill the lead investigator in the case Tuesday as they try to paint a picture of an upstanding war hero being framed by lies. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher planned to cross-examine...

Court hearing to be held in Maryland newspaper shooting case

Jun. 25, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A pretrial hearing is scheduled in the case of a man charged with fatally gunning down five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland. The hearing before Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken is set for Tuesday in Annapolis. Attorneys for the defense and the...

Probe advised of ex-defense secretary over Sri Lankan blasts

Jun. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over "major lapses" that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. Attorney General...

The Latest: Official: 4 Texas victims died of heat exposure

Jun. 24, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Latest on four bodies found at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Authorities say four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S....

Texas man pleads guilty to lesser charge in daughter's death

Jun. 24, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man who was accused of killing his adopted daughter pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge the day his trial for capital murder was scheduled to begin. The Dallas Morning News reports that Wesley Mathews, 39, pleaded guilty to injury to a child by omission. That gives Mathews the...