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North Carolina man accused in wife's death appears in court

Mar. 26, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of killing his wife has appeared in court to face a murder charge after being captured in Arizona. WRAL-TV reports that 57-year-old Rexford Lynn Keel Jr. requested a court-appointed attorney and made no statements during a brief hearing on Tuesday. Keel...

El Chapo seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Mar. 26, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a new trial to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case. Joaquin Guzman's defense team said in court filings that jurors repeatedly disregarded...

Attorneys: Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollett

Mar. 26, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, defense attorneys said, apparently abandoning the case barely five weeks after the "Empire" actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago. Smollett's...

2 Georgia men arrested, accused of robberies across 2 states

Mar. 26, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two Georgia men have been arrested for robbing a string of fast-food restaurants in Alabama and Mississippi, and may be suspects in a killing in Georgia. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says 21-year-old Sharae Threadgill of Stone Mountain and 18-year-old Jaylen Benton Ellerslie,...

Man charged with trying to smuggle people into the US

Mar. 26, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Border patrol agents have charged a Vermont man accused of trying to smuggle five Mexican nationals across the Canadian border into the state. The Caledonian-Record reports Matthew Prue, of Island Pond, was charged Monday with a felony of bringing in and harboring aliens. The charge...

Man accused of trying to choke police dog during arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been accused of attempting to choke a state police dog as officers were trying to arrest him on other charges. Manchester police found 45-year-old Keon Mercer, of Manchester, on New Year's Day. They sought to arrest him based on outstanding arrest warrants...

Todd Helton cited on DUI charge, enters treatment center

Mar. 26, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton has received a misdemeanor citation on a charge of driving under the influence after getting involved in a one-car accident. Helton's lawyer says the former Colorado Rockies star has entered a treatment program. Stephen Ross Johnson says...

The Latest: Smollett not backtracking from original account

Mar. 26, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Neither Jussie Smollett nor his attorney have backtracked from his original account that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in January. The "Empire" actor spoke to reporters Tuesday...

Ex-Trump campaign aide says FBI wanted him to wear a wire

Mar. 26, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign aide central to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation said the FBI wanted him to wear a wire to record conversations with a professor who had told him the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton. George Papadopoulos, the first of five Trump aides to plead...

2nd trial scheduled for woman accused of 1992 slaying

Mar. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A Tipton woman accused of killing her former boyfriend in 1992 is scheduled for another trial. The first trial of 56-year-old Annette Cahill ended in a mistrial March 12 because of a hung jury. The Des Moines Register reports that her second trial in Muscatine is scheduled to begin...