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Ex-state senator charged with stealing gun from constituent

Jul. 01, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state senator and Republican candidate for Congress has been charged after allegedly stealing a gun from an elderly constituent and misleading investigators about what happened, Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday. Investigators said Dean...

Delaware auditor dodges felony charges, guilty of misconduct

Jul. 01, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The jury in the corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness acquitted her on Friday of felony charges of theft and witness intimidation but found her guilty on three misdemeanor counts. Jurors deliberated for about four hours over two days before...

Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

Jun. 30, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness after hearing closing arguments from attorneys. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Thursday and will reconvene Friday. McGuiness, a...

Man gets life in prison in fatal shooting of Texas officer

Jun. 30, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison in the 2018 fatal shooting of an undercover Fort Worth, Texas, police officer, prosecutors said. A jury on Wednesday gave Timothy Huff, 36, a life sentence without possibility of parole in the death of Garrett Hull, an...

Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

Jun. 30, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of the legislation passed earlier this year by the divided Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin will take effect Friday. That includes measures that lifted a sweeping ban on facial recognition technology,...

Alex Murdaugh charged in money laundering and drug scheme

Jun. 29, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Once prominent and soon-to-be disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh has been indicted again, this time prosecutors saying his crimes extended to an eight-year money laundering and painkiller ring with a friend and former client charged with trying to help him commit...

Stolen Olympic gold medal found in Southern California

Jun. 29, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A stolen Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team has been found in Southern California, authorities said Wednesday. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian discovered her car broken into...

Defense rests in corruption trial of Delaware state auditor

Jun. 29, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness declined to testify Wednesday as the defense rested its case in her criminal corruption trial. “I am confident that my team has conveyed reasonable doubt, so no thank you, your honor,” McGuiness told Superior Court Judge...

Man convicted of possessing gun that injured juvenile

Jun. 29, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island resident previously convicted of bank robbery pleaded guilty Wednesday to being in possession of a gun that a juvenile used to accidentally shoot himself in the knee, federal prosecutors said. Branden Eddie Smith, 37, was prohibited by law...

Dutch police release 2 Belgians held after jewelry heist

Jun. 29, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police on Wednesday released without charge two Belgians who were arrested a day earlier on suspicion of involvement in a daring smash and grab jewelry heist at a prestigious art fair. Police in the southern Limburg province tweeted that the...