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Ex-NJ police chief sentencing postponed for medical reasons

Apr. 11, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of a former New Jersey police chief, who was convicted of lying to the FBI and is awaiting retrial on hate crime assault and civil rights violation charges, was postponed. Former Bordentown Township police chief Frank Nucera, 64, had...

Judge allows parts of islander suit alleging discrimination

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is letting part of a lawsuit proceed alleging a Georgia county denied services to residents of Sapelo Island in part because they are Black, but with fewer plaintiffs. The Brunswick News reports U.S. District Judge Stan Baker said...

Hit-and-run crash in Florida kills New York federal judge

Apr. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge visiting from New York and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a sidewalk, officials said. Nastasia Snape, 23, is charged with vehicular...

New York judge killed in hit-and-run accident in Florida

Apr. 11, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman is facing criminal charges after a hit-and-run crash killed a New York-based federal judge. The crash occurred Friday morning in Boca Raton, Florida. According to multiple reports, U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein was walking on a sidewalk...

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

Apr. 10, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died. He was 93. Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court...

Baltimore financier pleads guilty to prostitution charge

Apr. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore financier accused of spending at least $90,000 for sex with women, including some of whom he supplied with drugs, has pleaded guilty to a prostitution charge, according to federal prosecutors. Charles “Chuck” Nabit, 64, faces a maximum...

Sentencing ends case of vandals who trespassed on naval base

Apr. 10, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant found guilty of illegal entry and vandalism of a Navy base in Georgia in 2018 has been sentenced in the case. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Mark Peter Colville, 59, of New Haven, Connecticut, on...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

Apr. 09, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other...

Long sentence for man accused of trying to aid Islamic State

Apr. 09, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man who believed he was giving phones to help the Islamic State group commit violence was sentenced Friday to 13 1/2 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood said Edward Schimenti was more culpable of the two men convicted by a...

No release for ex-officer guilty in 'Fatal Vision' murders

Apr. 09, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to release an ex-Army captain imprisoned for decades for the murders of his wife and two young daughters, deciding he lacked authority to consider Jeffrey MacDonald’s request. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle...