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California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34

Dec. 1, 2020 7:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan was...

Man accused in fatal stabbing of man pleads not guilty

Dec. 1, 2020 11:23 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of killing the co-founder of Choi’s Kimchi in Portland pleaded not guilty in court Monday after a Multnomah County grand jury indicted him on murder and other charges. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports in the death of Matthew Choi, Allen Coe faces three counts of...

FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed

Charging the 'Beatles': Inside the case against IS militants

Nov. 30, 2020 11:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As two Islamic State militants faced a judge in Virginia last month, Diane Foley listened from home through a muffled phone connection and strained to make out the voices of the men prosecutors say kidnapped her son before he was murdered. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh stand...

Indictment: Maryland tax preparer used fraud to help clients

Nov. 27, 2020 10:40 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Maryland tax preparer was indicted on fraud charges after she used false or inflated itemized deductions and other means to increase her clients' refunds. The U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland also said in a news release Monday that 56-year-old Anita...

North Carolina attorney accused in bank fraud conspiracy

Nov. 27, 2020 8:29 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina attorney and two others have been indicated on charges that they created identities to open financial accounts and make purchases they didn’t intend to pay for, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh said in a news release that...

In this Oct. 25, 2019, photo, Nassau County Police look for evidence outside of a Seaford, N.Y., home where off-duty New York City Police Sgt. Justin Ellis shot personal trainer Patrick Catania during an altercation. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, both men were arraigned on charges related to the incident. (Howard Schnapp/Newsday via AP)

NYPD sergeant in off-duty shooting indicted, as is man shot

Nov. 25, 2020 10:31 PM EST

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty New York Police Department sergeant accused of shooting a man outside his Long Island home and the man who was struck have both been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the October 2019 shooting, authorities announced Wednesday. Nassau County District Attorney...

9 indicted in scheme to steal equipment from 4 states

Nov. 23, 2020 2:29 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nine people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a theft ring that stole about $700,000 worth of excavators, boats, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, and trailers from dealers in four New England states, federal prosecutors said Monday. The suspects often staked...

Undersheriff indicted in concealed-gun permit probe

Nov. 20, 2020 7:42 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Santa Clara County's undersheriff has been indicted by a grand jury for his alleged role in a scheme to trade concealed weapons permits for donations to the sheriff's 2018 re-election campaign. Undersheriff Rick Sung, a fierce supporter of Sheriff Laurie Smith, is the fifth person...

Prosecutors: Men in gun conspiracy had white supremacy ties

Nov. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men previously charged with conspiring to make and sell illegal firearms also discussed shooting protesters after scouting a Black Lives Matter rally and had participated in live-fire weapons training where participants displayed Nazi symbols, prosecutors said in court...

Alabama man arrested in 1987 killing of Rockford woman, 19

Nov. 20, 2020 2:18 PM EST

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Alabama man has been arrested in the 1987 killing of a 19-year-old northern Illinois woman following his indictment by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Jesse Smith Jr., 64, was arrested Thursday in Albany, Georgia, in the killing of Tammy Tracey, a Rockford resident...