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State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

Sep. 22, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge's sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A...

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

Sep. 22, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon...

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Sep. 22, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said. Allegations have been made against the church by more than...

Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

Sep. 22, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Sep. 22, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's...

18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago cop to be tossed

Sep. 22, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors are set to dismiss convictions against 18 more people that resulted from investigations by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant and his crew of tactical officers. The exonerations will take place Monday and will bring to 42 the total number of overturned convictions linked to...

Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning death

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Was it Quinton or Eric? That's likely to be the choice again facing Mississippi jurors this week in the trial of Quinton Tellis, accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in her car in December 2014, only to see the dying woman stagger down a rural backroad and be found...

Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

Sep. 22, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire. The woman,...

Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

Sep. 22, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled...

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

Sep. 22, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered a local sales affiliate of Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. The Bangkok South Civil Court's decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely...