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Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty

Oct. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors have found a former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder. Robert "Chip" Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015 when he fatally shot 26-year-old Anthony...

Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes.

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. Police used batons against the protesters who converged...

Ex-Texas sergeant acquitted of assault in 2017 inmate death

Oct. 14, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prison sergeant accused of throwing a handcuffed inmate onto a floor so hard that the convicted robber later died has been acquitted. Lou Joffrion was acquitted last month of aggravated assault in the 2017 death of David Witt. Texas Department of Criminal Justice...

The Latest: Riot police charge Barcelona airport protesters

Oct. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Police in riot gear have charged protesters blocking the entrance to Barcelona's international airport over the criminal convictions of a dozen politicians and activists who pushed for the Catalonia...

AP Explains: A look at the verdict in Spain separatist trial

Oct. 14, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A dozen Catalan politicians and activists have been convicted on charges of sedition, misuse of public funds and disobedience for their role in an illegal and failed secession attempt for the northeastern region of Spain in 2017. Former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras...

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt

Oct. 14, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017. The court on Monday sentenced the former regional vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds. The 12 were tried for...

High court to consider state role in prosecuting immigrants

Oct. 14, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Donaldo Morales caught a break when federal prosecutors declined to charge him after he was arrested for using a fake Social Security card so he could work at a Kansas restaurant. But the break was short-lived. Kansas authorities stepped in and obtained a state conviction that could...

Man sentenced to death for Texas attack that killed 6

Oct. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was sentenced Friday to death, a decision the lone survivor of the attack says will help her let go of "hurt and anger." Jurors sentenced Ronald Lee...

Challenge to Virginia marriage license application continues

Oct. 11, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a legal challenge by a group objecting to a requirement that race be listed on Virginia marriage license applications. A lawsuit filed last month against the state registrar and two Virginia court clerks challenges the state requirement to list...