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The Latest: Attorney says inmate accepts execution delay

Jul. 11, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the execution of twice-convicted killer in Nevada (all times local): 5:10 p.m. His lawyer says the Nevada death-row inmate whose execution was called off just hours ahead of time was meeting with family members and two close friends when he was told his death had been...

2 political corruption trials unfold in same NYC courthouse

Jul. 11, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two criminal trials over allegations of high-level corruption in New York state were both drawing to a close Wednesday on the same floor atop a federal courthouse with dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline. In a courtroom on one end of a marble-floored hallway on the 26th floor, a jury...

2 lawyers representing ex-wife of slain NBA player withdraw

Jul. 11, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two lawyers who were representing the ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright withdrew from the case Wednesday, citing a deteriorating relationship with their high-profile client. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee granted a motion from Steve Farese Jr. and Blake...

Special prosecutor to aid investigation of Indiana AG

Jul. 10, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A special prosecutor will help Indiana's government watchdog investigate allegations that state Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers, and eventually determine if Hill faces criminal charges, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Marion County...

The Latest: Officers recount 'faint whimper' of missing baby

Jul. 10, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the abandonment of a 5-month-old baby in the woods in Montana (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Two Montana officers are recounting how they found a missing baby in the woods after a six-hour search. Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Ross Jessop and U.S. Forest Service Law...

Slovak sentenced to life in prison for posting americium

Jul. 9, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A Slovak man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sending envelopes that contained a radioactive substance to authorities. The man identified as Stefan K. was convicted of terrorism by a court in the western town of Pezinok for sending the substance, americium, to several...

Sprawling Penn State hazing death case grinds through courts

Jul. 8, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first sentencing. Twenty-five members of shuttered Beta Theta Pi face...

Tennessee man arrested in Idaho cold case killing

Jul. 7, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — More than 14 years after an Idaho wife and mother went missing, her husband has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death. Stephen Mathew Lott, who lives in Tennessee, appeared in Bonner County Magistrate Court in Idaho on Thursday where bail was set at $1...

Fake gynecologist and sex offender sent to Australian prison

Jul. 6, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A fake gynecologist who never attended medical school but passed himself off as an infertility expert in Australia for a decade was sentenced on Friday to 9 ½ years in prison. Victoria state County Court Judge Bill Stuart described Raffaele Di Paolo, 61, as a remorseless...

Hearing moved for officer charged in shooting of black teen

Jul. 5, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A preliminary hearing for a white police officer charged in the death of an unarmed black teenager has been moved for security reasons. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office says the July 27 hearing for East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld has been moved from Pittsburgh...