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3 charged with stealing public funds meant to help homeless

Oct. 22, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people have been charged with fraud and embezzlement for an alleged scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds meant to help California's homeless residents, the state's attorney general said Thursday. Two of the three...

Teen sentenced to juvenile camp for fatal Lamborghini crash

Oct. 21, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teen driver was sentenced on Thursday to seven to nine months in a juvenile camp after crashing his father’s Lamborghini and killing another motorist. Monique Munoz, 32, died at the scene of the collision Feb. 17 near the Westwood area of Los...

Alabama native charged in Jan. 6 insurrection denied release

Oct. 21, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alabama native whom a judge alleged was “leading the charge” during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was denied release Thursday in an Alaska courtroom while his case proceeds. Christian Matthew Manley then waived his right to...

California city pays $500K to stroke victim arrested for DUI

Oct. 21, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city will pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit by a woman arrested for driving under the influence when she was actually having a stroke. The settlement ends a long legal battle over the arrest of Robin Winger, who was...

Inmate transport driver sentenced to life for sex assaults

Oct. 21, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A prison transport driver convicted last year of sexually assaulting two female inmates was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus five years. U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall handed down the sentence to Eric Scott Kindley, 53, for the...

Los Angeles officer to stand trial in corpse fondling case

Oct. 21, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer who acknowledged touching a dead woman’s breast while on duty has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge. David Rojas, 29, is charged with felony sexual contact with human remains after authorities said he...

Court: Casino backing must come from current officials

Oct. 21, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said the endorsement required for a casino license must come from elected local officials in office at the time of the application, a key victory for the Cherokee Nation's efforts to build a casino in the state. ...

Judge leaning toward blocking Wisconsin wolf hunt

Oct. 21, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge appeared on the verge Thursday of granting wildlife advocates' request to halt the Wisconsin fall wolf season after hearing arguments that the hunt is illegal. Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost said it appears that the season is...

Jurors to get case of ex-deputies in Georgia stun-gun death

Oct. 21, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors have seen the videos many times at the trial of three former Georgia sheriff's deputies accused of murdering a man during a 2017 arrest when they shocked him with stun guns. But now they must decide what the recordings of Eurie Martin's last...

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

Oct. 21, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico. The...