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Case against ex-detective tossed due to prosecutor's conduct

Jan. 31, 2023 16:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A perjury case against a former New York City narcotics detective was thrown out mid-trial Tuesday after prosecutors acknowledged failing to turn over evidence as required to his defense. The Manhattan District Attorney's office also said it was demoting the...

Minnesota football players' discrimination lawsuit dismissed

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who were accused of sexual assault in 2016 in a case that roiled the school's football program. The lawsuit against the school claimed that the players faced...

New gun regulations on stabilizing braces targeted in court

Jan. 31, 2023 16:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative and gun-rights groups challenged new federal regulations on guns with stabilizing braces in court Tuesday, suing to block a gun-control action touted by President Joe Biden after the accessories were used in two mass shootings. Two lawsuits were filed...

Agent insists Alex Murdaugh suggested he killed his son

Jan. 31, 2023 16:22 PM EST

A state agent insisted Tuesday he heard a possible confession from Alex Murdaugh even after defense attorneys for the disgraced South Carolina lawyer slowed the audio down during Murdaugh's double murder trial. At question is whether Murdaugh said “I did him so bad” or “They...

Prosecutors file charges in set shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jan. 31, 2023 16:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney...

Ugandan activist's family awarded $10.5M for Utah park death

Jan. 31, 2023 16:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The United States will pay family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled Monday. Though the amount was substantially less than pursued, attorneys...

DC arrests city employee over shooting death of 13-year-old

Jan. 31, 2023 16:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police arrested a D.C. city employee Tuesday over the fatal shooting of a 13-year old that has roiled community passions. Jason Lewis, a longtime Parks and Recreation Department employee, turned himself in Tuesday morning to face charges of second-degree murder...

Prosecutor in New Mexico files criminal charges in fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin

Jan. 31, 2023 15:51 PM EST
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutor in New Mexico files criminal charges in fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin.

Chief: Fatal shooting at LA home was 'targeted assault'

Jan. 31, 2023 15:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weekend shooting in which three women were killed at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was a targeted attack, the city's police chief said Tuesday as investigators continued to search for suspects. Four other people were wounded,...

Suspects sought after Florida drive-by shooting wounds 11

Jan. 31, 2023 15:26 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The four-door sedan pulled up near an intersection in a central Florida city where people were milling about, the tinted windows came down and people from inside the vehicle started shooting in all directions, wounding 11 men, including two critically, police officials said....