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Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail Thursday for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country. The federal judge's ruling means Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that...

3rd person charged in contract killing of Florida woman

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a third person has been arrested in the contract killing of a Florida woman. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials say 37-year-old Stephen Shelton Hand was charged Tuesday with murder in the May 9 stabbing death of 44-year-old Velvet Love Burns. The Florida Times-Union...

The Latest: Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge has denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. The judge's decision Thursday comes after prosecutors argued Epstein...

Florida inmate's fake anthrax threat nets a 10-year sentence

Jul. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate scheduled to be released next year has gotten another 10 years in prison for sending fake anthrax to a state prosecutor. Thirty-five-year-old Justin Lane was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to threatening to use a weapon of mass...

Robbery suspect walks out of trial while jury deliberates

Jul. 18, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An armed-robbery defendant walked out of his trial just moments before a Florida jury found him guilty. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 29-year-old Antonio Jama Gearing had been released on $75,000 bail so he was free to move about the Daytona Beach courtroom Tuesday....

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing late

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the...

Paddack takes no-hitter into 8th as Padres beat Marlins 3-2

Jul. 17, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Paddack said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder and a tragedy on his mind, and the emotions of the occasion brought out the best in the San Diego Padres rookie. Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a...

Padres' Paddack loses no-hitter in 8th inning on Castro's HR

Jul. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack of the San Diego Padres lost his no-hit bid when the Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro led off the eighth inning with a home run. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only team in the majors to never throw a no-hitter. Paddack opened the eighth...

Florida State's Taggart tunes out talk in Year 2 of rebuild

Jul. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No one has to tell Willie Taggart that he faces pressure to fix turn things around at Florida State after the Seminoles failed to reach a bowl game for the first time since 1981. It was an inauspicious beginning for Taggart. In his first year as the head coach, the Seminoles finished...

Florida inmate uses smuggled cellphone to capture beating

Jul. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Corrections is investigating a prison beating after an inmate used a smuggled cellphone to shoot video of several guards punching an inmate who was being held on the ground. An unnamed Lake Correctional Institution inmate in Clermont gave commentary as the beating...