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Employee accused of threatening Menards distribution center

Aug. 20, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is accused of threatening to open fire at a Menards distribution center. Thirty-one-year-old Kevin Pinkham of Eau Claire was charged Tuesday with terrorist threats, a felony, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. According to the complaint, Pinkham worked at the...

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...

Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

Aug. 20, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock found state Rep. Doug McLeod...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

2 inmates captured after escape from East Texas jail

Aug. 20, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — Two fugitives from an East Texas jail who investigators say escaped by cutting through a perimeter fence are back in custody. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Clay Sterling Harvey of Nederland and 23-year-old Chance Marshall Hunt of Beaumont were tracked to...

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...

Wisconsin woman gets 9 months in jail for harming her baby

Aug. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Wisconsin woman to spend at least nine months in jail for harming her baby in a hospital. Twenty-five-year-old Holly Fields of Plover was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no-contest to physically abusing a child. WSAW-TV reports Fields also was ordered to...

Schmitt withdraws First Amendment argument in lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday withdrew a legal brief he had filed in a defamation lawsuit arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records concerning private citizens that were requested by the plaintiff's attorney. Schmidt originally...

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...