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No verdict from Cosby jury; defense lawyers slammed

Apr. 25, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended a marathon first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to "victim-shame" the parade of women who have leveled accusations against...

The Latest: Cosby jury ends Day 1 without a verdict

Apr. 25, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial have finished their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The jury outside Philadelphia worked more than 10 hours before calling it a night...

Federal court sides with Florida in voting rights battle

Apr. 25, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With time running out, a federal appeals court late Wednesday sided with Florida in an escalating battle over the state's process for restoring voting rights for former prisoners. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker had given Florida until Thursday to create a new process after ruling...

The Latest: Federal court sides with Florida in voting case

Apr. 25, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on restoring voting rights to felons after they leave prison in Florida (all times local): 8 p.m. A federal appeals court says Florida does not have to immediately overhaul its process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners. A three judge panel of the...

Colorado congressman sues to get onto GOP primary ballot

Apr. 25, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Rep. Doug Lamborn filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to get his name back on the GOP primary ballot after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled he must be kicked off it because his campaign did not gather petitions correctly. Colorado law requires congressional candidates to...

Turkish court finds newspaper staff guilty on terror charges

Apr. 25, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists and other senior staff members from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on terror charges, in a case that has exacerbated concerns over press freedom. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said that 14 employees were found guilty of "aiding...

Appeals court asked to reinstate lawsuit on Trump businesses

Apr. 25, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for restaurant workers and restaurants in New York and Washington, D.C., are asking a federal appeals court in Manhattan to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. The lawyers, saying the workers and restaurants...

Judge denies request to remove AG from pension challenge

Apr. 25, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to have Kentucky's attorney general disqualified from taking part in a lawsuit challenging a new law making changes to the state's pension system. Media reports say Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday turned down the request by Gov....

White House condemns ruling on Trump's 'Dreamers' program

Apr. 25, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The White House on Wednesday sharply criticized a federal judge's ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. While the government has 90 days to restate its arguments before the order takes...

'Cocaine cowboy' longtime fugitive gets 11 years' prison

Apr. 25, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A quarter-century after fleeing from the law, a man dubbed the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison for playing a key role in one of the biggest drug trafficking operations of the violent 1980s smuggling era. Gustavo Falcon, 56, was a fugitive for 26...