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The Latest: Oklahoma to announce settlement in opioids case

Mar. 26, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid pain medications (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Oklahoma's attorney general has called a press conference to announce a settlement with one drug company in the state's lawsuit against the nation's leading manufacturers of...

Man sentenced to 30 years in fatal car wash stabbing

Mar. 26, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless Kansas City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing another man at a car wash. The Kansas City Star reports that 41-year-old Sonny Scott was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the November...

Oklahoma officials to announce settlement in opioid case

Mar. 26, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general will announce a settlement Tuesday with drugmaker Purdue Pharma Inc. in a case that's expected to be the first state lawsuit accusing major drug manufacturers of fueling the opioid epidemic to go to trial. Attorney General Mike Hunter will hold a press...

German court reinstates murder verdict for race drivers

Mar. 26, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has upheld the murder conviction of two men whose midnight race in downtown Berlin ended in the death of another driver. Hamdi H. and Marvin N. in 2016, then 26 and 24, raced at 170 kph (106 mph) on Berlin's Kurfuerstendamm boulevard until Hamid H. ran into a Jeep, killing the...

Contractor sentenced for theft from Superstorm Sandy victims

Mar. 26, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A home contractor who stole nearly a quarter-million dollars from eight superstorm Sandy victims has been sentenced to five years in state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say Peter Rinaldi must also pay $247,224.63 in restitution under the sentence imposed Friday. The 57-year-old...

Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

Mar. 26, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A court in Georgia has ruled to extradite a fugitive British man wanted for manslaughter in the case of a woman who was killed during a London date on a speedboat. The court in the capital Tbilisi in the former Soviet republic of Georgia ruled on Tuesday to extradite Jack Shepherd,...

Oklahoma officials to announce settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fueling opioid epidemic

Mar. 26, 2019 9:08 AM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials to announce settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fueling opioid epidemic.

Gunman in 2016 Rhode Island killing pleads guilty

Mar. 26, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A reputed gang member has pleaded guilty to shooting a young father from Rhode Island who was found dead inside his crashed car in 2016. Alexander DeJesus, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and carrying an unlicensed firearm in the shooting...

Case of ex-priest convicted of altar boy abuse back in court

Mar. 26, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — The case of a former Massachusetts priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in Maine years ago is due to return to court later this week. Ronald Paquin was found guilty of 11 of 24 counts of gross sexual misconduct in November and has been awaiting sentencing. The...

Nigerian man sentenced in Omaha for 'spoofing' fraud

Mar. 26, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nigerian man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for his role in a fraud that cost U.S. businesses more than $6 million, including two in Nebraska that lost more than $163,000. Pelumi Fawehinmi was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. The amount of...