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The Latest: US veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

Apr. 23, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a dissident group's raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors allege a U.S. veteran was part of a group wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed North Korea's embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside. Spain is...

Senate unanimously passes bill making DNA testing accessible

Apr. 23, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — There have been almost 500 exonerations nationally based on DNA evidence of people wrongfully convicted of crimes, but none in Oregon, where the majority of post-conviction motions for DNA testing are denied by Oregon courts. On Tuesday, the Oregon Senate took a step toward lowering the...

No bond for veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

Apr. 23, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Marine veteran suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid has been denied bond by a federal judge and must stay in custody. Christopher Ahn appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday. The charges against Ahn...

NY man gets life without parole in slayings of wife, trooper

Apr. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A former Army sergeant convicted of murdering his wife and a state trooper answering a domestic violence call in northern New York has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Justin Walters was sentenced on Tuesday after a jury found him guilty in March of 52 counts...

Florida Supreme Court rules against Parkland sheriff

Apr. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting. Florida's highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Scott Israel as...

Judge will consider Nevada bid to block plutonium shipping

Apr. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two federal courts have expedited Nevada's bid to immediately block shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to the state and potentially force the Trump administration to remove some of the highly radioactive material it already has trucked from South Carolina to a site near Las Vegas. U.S....

The Latest: No verdict yet in trial over deadly tunnel dig

Apr. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man helping him build tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jury deliberations will resume Wednesday in the murder trial of a wealthy stock...

Judge says legislative candidate meets residency requirement

Apr. 23, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has ruled that a legislative candidate will meet a two-year residency requirement and may appear on the Democratic primary ballot in August. Jeffrey Hulum III is challenging Democratic Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes of Gulfport in state House District 119 in Harrison...

Judge orders Kraft massage video not be released for now

Apr. 23, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by...

Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates civil justice damages cap

Apr. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law that caps monetary damages for pain and suffering in personal injury lawsuits, the latest civil justice measure backed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to be invalidated by the state's highest court. In a sharply...