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Seattle man stabbed by Uber driver sues the company

Jul. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man stabbed by an Uber driver in 2017 is suing the company. Brian Gorme and his wife, Adrienne Walker, allege in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that Uber was negligent in hiring or supervising 63-year-old Sharif Soajima, also known as Timothy Clark. Soajima picked up Gorme late on...

No charges in Georgia lawmaker grocery store dispute

Jul. 23, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No charges will be filed in the dispute between a black Georgia lawmaker and a white man she accused of verbally assaulting her for having too many items in an express checkout line at a grocery store, police said Tuesday. In a widely shared Facebook video, a tearful state Rep. Erica Thomas...

Indiana county targeted in malware assault on computers

Jul. 23, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of an Indiana county say they are trying to determine the extent of a malware attack on the county's computers. Vigo County Commissioner Judith Anderson says commissioners were informed of a "ransomware" attack early Tuesday. Information technology department director...

Tong: state pardons being ignored by immigration officials

Jul. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong argued Tuesday that federal immigration authorities have begun attempting to deport some residents with past criminal records, even though their prior crimes were completely pardoned by the state's Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Democrat...

Judge: Teen charged in school shooting to be tried as adult

Jul. 23, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old who was 15 when he was accused of shooting four classmates in a Washington state school will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Tuesday. Caleb Sharpe carefully planned and executed the mass shooting, and should not be released from custody at age 21 as required if he is...

Sex with HIV still a crime? Updated laws divide advocates

Jul. 23, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As Sanjay Johnson describes it, his sexual encounter with James Booth on Oct. 2, 2015, was a one-night stand. But it would bind the men inextricably two years later, when Booth walked into an Arkansas police station and accused Johnson of exposing him to HIV. Little Rock prosecutors pursued...

Off-duty jailer who wielded gun at Iowa car show now charged

Jul. 23, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After initially saying he acted in self-defense, police on Tuesday charged an off-duty jail employee who had been drinking when he brandished a handgun during a fight at a crowded Iowa car show. The Iowa State Fair Police Department announced that John McCormick is charged with...

Woman sentenced to 30 years for killing of mother-in-law

Jul. 23, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman faces 30 years in prison for convictions for second-degree murder and other crimes stemming from the killing of her mother-in-law. KOB-TV reports that Alissa Bickett was sentenced Tuesday in the 2018 killing of 65-year-old Marilyn Gandert whose stabbed and...

Man arrested in Mexico for 2015 assault on Colorado officer

Jul. 23, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been arrested in Mexico for an assault on a police officer during a traffic stop. Sheridan police say 28-year-old Ismael Rayos of Lakewood was deported from Mexico and faces several charges for trying to run over the officer. He is being held in Arizona and will...

Connecticut officer facing charges suspended without pay

Jul. 23, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

DERBY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer with a history of domestic violence arrests has been suspended without pay following his latest arrest on a sexual assault charge. Bridgeport Officer Steven Figueroa had been on administrative duty since his arrest earlier this month in Shelton. He was...