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Australian court upholds cardinal's child sex convictions

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian court has upheld convictions against the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of children sex abuse. The Victoria state Court of Appeal by a 2-1 majority ruling issued Wednesday rejected Cardinal George Pell's appeal of the unanimous verdicts a jury issued in...

Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse

Aug. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse.

O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's...

Family of slain Kansas inmate files federal lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a slain Kansas inmate filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging a systemic disregard for the health and safety of prisoners housed at the Meade County jail. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court stems from the Aug. 29, 2017, death of Joshua DeVilbiss by another...

The Latest: Man guilty in shooting death of Oklahoma deputy

Aug. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A 47-year-old man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death has been found guilty of first-degree murder. A jury returned the verdict Tuesday against...

Jury convicts man in shooting death of Oklahoma deputy

Aug. 20, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A 47-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. Following six days of testimony, jurors returned the verdict against Nathan LeForce, who was charged in the April 2017 shooting death of 40-year-old Logan County...

LSU officials issue all-clear after report of armed intruder

Aug. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University officials issued an all-clear Tuesday evening after a report of an armed intruder on campus. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said a shelter-in-place order was lifted and the university returned to normal operations after police conducted a room-by-room search...

Court upends conviction after man serves 17 years for murder

Aug. 20, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court has reversed the conviction of a Long Island man who served nearly 18 years in prison, saying a judge's rulings denied him a fair trial. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal ruled for Paul Scrimo Tuesday. He won't be freed until prosecutors decide whether to seek retrial....

It's no joke, mom: Florida teen arrested in school threat

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy who allegedly posted an online threat to kill at least seven people at a high school. Volusia County Sheriff's officials interviewed the boy and his mother outside their home near Daytona Beach last...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...