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2 Indiana officers charged in beating of handcuffed man

Mar. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two Indiana police officers who are seen on video repeatedly punching a handcuffed man were charged with a federal civil rights crime. Cory Newland and Joshua Titus of the Elkhart Police Department were indicted by a grand jury Thursday on a charge of depriving Mario Ledesma of his...

R. Kelly's trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

Mar. 22, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking the...

Georgia man sentenced to 25 years in missing teacher's death

Mar. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for helping burn the body of a slain teacher whose grim end in a rural pecan orchard remained a mystery for more than a decade. A judge in Wilcox County ordered the maximum possible punishment for 34-year-old Bo Dukes the day...

New Jersey sues California company over 'ghost guns'

Mar. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general has sued a California company that sells gun parts that can be turned into working firearms. The suit announced Friday alleges that U.S. Patriot Armory violated New Jersey's consumer fraud laws when it advertised and sold gun parts to an undercover...

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

Mar. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately halt a judge's order that blocked GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess issued an injunction Thursday blocking the...

Michigan deal bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

Mar. 22, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objection under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel's...

Defense rests in trial of white cop who killed black teen

Mar. 22, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The defense rested Friday in the homicide trial of a white police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager near Pittsburgh, signaling the jury will soon get the case. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld is charged with gunning down 17-year-old...

Judge: Idaho must reveal past source of execution drugs

Mar. 22, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials must release several documents on the death penalty, a judge ruled, including some that will reveal where the state obtained the lethal injection drugs used in its last execution seven years ago. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton found Thursday that the Idaho...

Teens: Mother of 2 drowned boys needs mercy, not charges

Mar. 22, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two of the Mississippi teenagers who helped rescue a toddler as her mother's sport utility vehicle was sinking in a creek say they are glad a judge has dropped charges against the woman, whose other two children drowned as the unattended vehicle slipped underwater. Bobby Johnson, who...

Oklahoma appeals court rules against slain man's estate

Mar. 22, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has ruled against the estate of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed in 2016 by a white former Tulsa police officer. The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled Friday the wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Tulsa filed by the estate of Terence...