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No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

May. 27, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general's office has declined to file charges against billionaire T. Denny Sanford following an investigation into possible possession of child pornography, saying it found no “prosecutable offenses” within the state's jurisdiction, according...

Deliberations underway in trial linked to Trump-Russia probe

May. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign hid his partisan interests from the FBI as he pushed “pure opposition research” related to Donald Trump and Russia in the weeks before the election, a prosecutor asserted Friday during closing arguments of the...

Mixed verdict for fraternity members charged in hazing death

May. 27, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two fraternity members charged in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student were acquitted Friday of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide but convicted of several hazing-related counts. The charges against Troy Henricksen, of...

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

May. 27, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the...

Cops investigate swastika painted on Black Missouri church

May. 27, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A black swastika was painted on the outside wall of an historically Black church in southwestern Missouri and police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Springfield reported that the swastika was spray...

Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit, allowing NY probe to go on

May. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, rejecting the former president’s claim that she targeted him out of political animus and allowing her civil investigation into his business practices to continue. ...

New head of Italian bishops launches sex abuse query

May. 27, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The new president of the Italian Conference of Bishops on Friday said he would launch an independent inquiry on sex abuse by Catholic clergy in Italy, but the announcement disappointed victims advocates because it will only go back 20 years. The Italian church...

Governor saw deadly arrest video months before prosecutors

May. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With racial tensions still simmering over the killing of George Floyd, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his top lawyers gathered in a state police conference room in October 2020 to prepare for the fallout from a troubling case closer to home: troopers’ deadly arrest...

Former captain sues Deschutes County sheriff

May. 27, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A nearly 30-year veteran of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in Bend, Oregon, has filed a $2.5 million federal lawsuit against the county, the sheriff, and two private investigators for alleged civil rights violations and retaliation. In his lawsuit, Capt....

Governor saw deadly arrest video months before prosecutors

May. 27, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his top lawyers privately watched a key video of Black motorist Ronald Greene drawing his final breaths in his deadly 2019 arrest six months before prosecutors even knew the footage existed. While the Democratic governor...