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Woman convicted of severely injuring 4-month-old boy

Jan. 22, 2019 2:41 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Olathe woman has been found guilty of injuring an infant boy so badly at her home day care that he was left blind and brain damaged. Paige Hatfield was found guilty Friday of aggravated battery in Johnson County District Court. The jury also granted a motion to allow the...

The Latest: Judge rejects deciding disputed N Carolina race

Jan. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized while an absentee ballot fraud investigation continues (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A North Carolina judge says there aren't grounds to step in and declare victory for the Republican in the...

Undercover cop says colleagues beat him 'like Rodney King'

Jan. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Court documents say an undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him "like Rodney King" when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a former white officer in the deadly shooting of a black man. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Det....

Man exonerated after decadelong incarceration for robbery

Jan. 22, 2019 8:36 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man incarcerated for 11 years for an armed robbery he said he didn't commit has been found innocent by a three-judge panel. The Charlotte Observer cites a North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts release saying the panel unanimously concluded Friday that...

Missouri woman acquitted in 2015 killing of her husband

Jan. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EST

WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman who said she killed her husband in self-defense has been acquitted of first-degree murder. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 31-year-old Ashley Hunter, of Foristell, called Monday's verdict "heaven sent." It allowed her to leave the jail where she'd...

Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request

Jan. 22, 2019 4:49 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail on Tuesday, more than two months after his arrest. A statement from the Tokyo District Court announcing its decision gave no explanation for prolonging a detention of the 64-year-old star executive, which has...

Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request

Jan. 22, 2019 1:06 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court has rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, more than two months after his arrest, prolonging a detention that has drawn international scrutiny of Japan's justice system. The decision by the Tokyo District Court came a day after Ghosn promised to...

Court will take up Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance

Jan. 21, 2019 3:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a challenge of Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples for religion reasons. Two Christian artists who operate a business that makes invitations and other...

Man convicted of killing estranged wife, her son

Jan. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EST

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia jury has convicted a man of fatally shooting his estranged wife and her 16-year-old son. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports McDowell County jurors handed down the guilty verdicts Friday for 34-year-old Michael Kennedy of Wyoming County. Kennedy was charged with murder...

Egypt TV host gets year in prison for interviewing gay man

Jan. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a TV presenter to a year in prison for interviewing a gay sex worker on his show. Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immorality over an August 2018 segment in which the guest described his profession. El-Gheiti, who can appeal the ruling, was...