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The Latest: Recent information ended sex trafficking case

Nov. 13, 2018 8:31 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate (all times local): 3:20 p.m. U.S. prosecutors say they dismissed sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate because of information they became aware of in the past several days. A news...

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

Nov. 13, 2018 7:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...

Sex trafficking case dropped against ex-death row inmate

Nov. 13, 2018 6:10 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii have been dismissed against a former death row inmate from Delaware, allowing him to walk of court a free man again. U.S. prosecutors dropped a 10-count indictment against Isaiah McCoy, who represented himself in the case. A judge approved the dismissal...

The Latest: 15 arrests at Georgia Capitol vote demonstration

Nov. 13, 2018 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Georgia public safety officials say police arrested 15 protesters during a demonstration inside the state Capitol as they called for uncounted ballots from last week's election to be tallied. The Georgia Department of...

Supreme Court denies appeal by officers in Freddie Gray case

Nov. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from five police officers whose lawsuit alleged Baltimore's top prosecutor maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man fatally injured while in custody. The court declined to take up the appeal Tuesday, ending the case in State's...

George Zimmerman gets 1 year probation after no contest plea

Nov. 13, 2018 5:01 PM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge agreed to let former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman serve probation for a year after his attorney entered a no contest plea Tuesday to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on the black teenager...

Illinois police accused of planting gun in 1994 murder case

Nov. 13, 2018 4:03 PM EST

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder. Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw gave the order the day Patrick Pursley's retrial was...

Trump administration sides with tribes in drilling dispute

Nov. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday. Zinke said it would be inappropriate to allow drilling in...

Court ruling could erase 20,000 drunken driving convictions

Nov. 13, 2018 2:55 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A ruling issued Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court could cause more than 20,000 drunken driving convictions to be vacated. The justices unanimously found that criminal charges pending against a state police sergeant made breath-testing device test results from five counties...

Czech highest court upholds Uber ban in city of Brno

Nov. 13, 2018 10:01 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's highest legal authority has upheld a ban for the operations of the ride-sharing service Uber in Brno, the second-largest city in the country. Uber was banned after a legal complaint by a taxi company supported from Brno City Hall that claimed new taxi services have to be...