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Prison department updates execution secrecy rules

Dec. 10, 2019 7:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials have changed their administrative rules to ensure secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs. Like previous versions, the rule updated earlier this year forbids the Idaho Department of Correction from disclosing “under any...

Man gets jail, probation for strangling 85-year-old mom

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who violated a no-contact order and strangled his 85-year-old mother has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 57-year-old James Keith was sentenced Tuesday. Keith assaulted his mother in...

Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a slain Alabama toddler was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was killed and her body left in a dumpster, an investigator testified Tuesday. The information was disclosed in a preliminary hearing for Patrick Stallworth, who faces a capital...

Jury: Lawmaker didn't lie to FBI, hung on 2 other charges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal jury in western Michigan on Tuesday cleared a Republican state lawmaker of lying to federal authorities but was hung on two other charges against him. Jurors found Rep. Larry Inman not guilty of lying to the FBI but could not reach a verdict on charges of attempted...

Roswell man gets 207 months in prison in firearms, drug case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for firearms and drug offenses after shooting at police in 2017. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Jose Manuel Diaz-Montelongo was sentenced Monday to a 207-month term for discharging a firearm during a drug...

Democrats unveil impeachment charges; Trump left 'no choice'

Dec. 10, 2019 6:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020...

Report: N Carolina still short on "sound basic education"

Dec. 10, 2019 6:37 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has made little progress providing every child “an opportunity to receive a sound basic education"since the state Supreme Court declared the constitutional mandate in 1997, according to a report released Tuesday addressing public education shortfalls and student...

$3M lawsuit claims meningococcal diagnosis delayed

Dec. 10, 2019 6:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University student who visited Portland-area medical providers amid a 2017 meningococcal outbreak at her Corvallis campus — but was not immediately diagnosed with the disease — has sued for $3 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports then 21-year-old...

Mayor pleads no contest to corruption charges

Dec. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EST

CLINTON, La. (AP) — The former mayor of a Louisiana town has pleaded no contest to charges related to inappropriately leasing SUVs, which caused significant debt, and malfeasance. Former Clinton Mayor Lori Bell entered the plea Monday and gave up rights to a trial, news outlets reported. Prosecutors...

Fox Nation host McHenry sues, alleging harassment by Tyrus

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The host of a Fox Nation streaming service program sued Fox News and her former co-host Tuesday, alleging he sent her sexually explicit text messages as he harassed her. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit claimed Fox News retaliated against Britt McHenry after she complained by shunning...