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Gang member convicted in shooting of FBI agent in Brooklyn

Jul. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An alleged Crips gang member has been convicted in the ambush shooting of an FBI agent in Brooklyn. A federal jury on Wednesday found 31-year-old Ronell Watson guilty of attempted murder of a federal officer, assault of a federal agent and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent...

Judge limits Hammond Ranches cattle grazing as case proceeds

Jul. 17, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge will allow eastern Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this season on a limited basis. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon issued a 58-page written ruling Tuesday, granting a...

Utah school district settles suit over teen dragged by a bus

Jul. 17, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school district is paying $62,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a junior high student was caught in a bus door and dragged about 175 feet (53 meters) in an alleged racially motivated incident. The incident occurred in February in West Point about 30 miles (48 kilometers)...

House blocks maverick Democrat's Trump impeachment effort

Jul. 17, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color , a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over ousting him as the 2020 presidential and congressional...

Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities

Jul. 17, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos and video of Vice President Mike Pence's visit...

Convicted University of Utah shooter extradited to Colorado

Jul. 17, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man convicted of the fatal shooting of a University of Utah student has been extradited to Colorado to face additional charges. The Deseret News reports 25-year-old Austin Jeffery Boutain will face a first-degree murder charge in the death of 63-year-old Mitchell Bradford Ingle in...

Lawsuit faults Boys Club in 1970s sexual abuse

Jul. 17, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys have announced a second lawsuit against a local affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club of America that alleges it overlooked sexual abuse of a minor in the 1970s and 80s at the hands of a now-deceased local director. Attorneys Brad Hall and Levi Monagle on Wednesday announced...

Data show many companies contributed to US opioid crisis

Jul. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the federal Drug...

Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slaying

Jul. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...

Ex-Customs and Border Patrol agent guilty of gun-running

Jul. 17, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander in Southern California has pleaded guilty to illegal gun-selling and unlawfully possessing more than 40 machine guns. Wei Xu acknowledged in a plea agreement Wednesday that he sold at least 99 guns without required licenses...