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Kansas researcher denies working for Chinese university

Nov. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An associate professor in Kansas accused of secretly working for a Chinese university alleges that a visiting scholar fabricated the allegations after trying to extort $300,000 from him. Attorneys for Feng “Franklin” Tao filed a motion on Sunday seeking to dismiss the...

Indictments: Ex-electric co-op chairman got free power, work

Nov. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EST

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) — The former chairman of an electric cooperative in South Carolina broke the law by getting more than $23,000 in free electricity and hundreds of thousands of dollars in free utility work, according to indictments filed Friday. Heath Hill, 69, faces five charges handed up by a grand...

The Latest: Stone convicted in 7 count indictment

Nov. 15, 2019 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone’s conviction on witness tampering and other charges (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is reacting to news that his longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering. The president tweeted...

US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose brutality cover up

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

For more than a year after a Long Island police chief slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys and other items from his department SUV, federal investigators found themselves up against a blue wall of silence - unable to get anyone beside the victim to say what happened. Then, a detective who was in the room...

Conspiracy charges dropped in Michael Avenatti Nike case

Nov. 13, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An indictment charging California attorney Michael Avenatti with conspiring to extort Nike has been rewritten to drop two conspiracy counts. In a tweet, Avenatti said he was “extremely pleased” and expects eventually to be “fully exonerated.” The refreshed...

Ex-Missouri police chief who rescued baby indicted

Nov. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former northwest Missouri police chief accused of striking a handcuffed man after the chief helped rescue the man’s infant daughter from a pond. Federal prosecutors said 50-year-old Greg Hallgrimson, of Kansas City, was charged Wednesday...

Federal prosecutors to charge 2 more St. Louis officers

Nov. 13, 2019 2:00 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors will seek additional charges in the 2017 attack of an undercover St. Louis police officer who claimed he was beaten “like Rodney King” by his own colleagues. St. Louis officers Randy Hays, 32, and Bailey Colletta, 26, have pleaded guilty in connection with...

Principal who tried to ban books charged with child porn

Nov. 13, 2019 8:35 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky principal who once made headlines for trying to ban books with what he deemed inappropriate content has been indicted on child pornography charges. News outlets reported Tuesday that a grand jury charged 54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson, principal of the Clark County Area...

Powerful ex-prosecutor on trial for police beating cover-up

Nov. 12, 2019 8:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful former prosecutor in the New York suburbs is going on trial this week for allegedly helping cover for a former protege who, as police chief, punched a handcuffed man suspected of stealing embarrassing items from his police department SUV, including sex toys and pornography....

Death penalty sought in slaying of 2 Mississippi officers

Nov. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor confirms he will seek the death penalty for a man indicted in the 2018 shooting deaths of two police officers. Marquis Flowers, 26, on Tuesday made his first appearance in state court since being indicted on capital murder charges, and he pleaded not...