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Man sentenced after father-in-law dies in drug test scam

Apr. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test. Justin Jones was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the 2017 death of 47-year-old Eric Everts....

Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activists

Apr. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists. The demonstration brought one of the main avenues of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to a standstill on Sunday. Security forces...

Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

Apr. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The 1998...

New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

Apr. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a newspaper reported. Court records show a sheriff's detective found a text message in the...

Oregon county pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter flag

Apr. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office. Karimah Guion-Pledgure said in her January lawsuit against Multnomah County that the flag demeans the Black...

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

Apr. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Marcus Hutchins' attorneys said in a joint court filing Friday that the 24-year-old agreed to...

Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

Apr. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of the drug...

Trial postponed for man accused of abducting son in 1987

Apr. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A trial has been postponed for a Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and disappearing for 31 years before being arrested in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reports Allan Mann Jr.'s trial was supposed to start in late April in federal court, but his federal...

India's chief justice accused of sexual harassment

Apr. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A former employee of India's Supreme Court has accused the country's chief justice of sexual harassment, an accusation that was vehemently denied by the judge, the nation's largest news agency reported Saturday. The 35-year-old woman filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Friday...

Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view

Apr. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was "total bullshit." In a series of angry tweets from Palm Beach,...