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Davenport man gets 10 years in murder-for-hire case

Sep. 20, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man has been imprisoned for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend. Scott County District Court records say 43-year-old John Cooper was sentenced Thursday to 10 years. He'd changed his plea to guilty to solicitation to commit murder. Authorities say Cooper...

Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death claim

Sep. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of slain Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is filing a wrongful death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year. The Wall Street Journal reports the family is seeking $200 million in damages in the forthcoming claim. They say Bulger was...

Lawyers ask Supreme Court to review 'Serial' subject's case

Sep. 20, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyers for a Maryland man convicted of murder in a case chronicled on the podcast "Serial" have filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. News outlets report defense attorneys for Adnan Syed filed the document this week. It says Syed wasn't given a proper...

Man killed by Missoula officers refused to give up gun

Sep. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Court records say a man who was killed in Missoula on Sept. 2 had refused efforts by police officers to take away his gun. Records indicate 35-year-old Steven Cole Gill was shot inside a recreational vehicle by officers responding to a report of drug activity. Investigators found a...

2 women wounded in shooting on South Carolina State campus

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say two women walking to a residence hall were wounded in their legs in a shooting on the campus of South Carolina State University. University President James Clark said the shooting happened early Friday between two groups who had an earlier fight off campus. Clark...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who fatally shot his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Erin Baker put her 7-year-old in danger by continuing a relationship...

Missouri man, widow to receive Highway Patrol honor

Sep. 20, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol will honor a Missouri woman and her late husband, who was killed by the suspect in four Kansas murders. The patrol announced Friday it will bestow its highest non-employee honor, the Honorary Trooper Certificate, on Julie Nordman and her husband,...

Man sentenced for tying up and robbing victim during escape

Sep. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man will spend 15 years in prison after tying up a 73-year-old man while on the run from court-ordered drug rehabilitation. David Todd Johnson of Glen was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to kidnapping, armed robbery and jail escape in Lee...

APNewsBreak: Source says US, El Salvador to sign asylum deal

Sep. 20, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States planned to sign an agreement on Friday to help make one of Central America's most violent countries, El Salvador, a haven for migrants seeking asylum, according to a senior Trump administration official. The official said acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan...

40-year prison term affirmed for man who killed bicyclists

Sep. 20, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed a 40-year prison sentence for a man who killed five bicyclists near Kalamazoo while driving a pickup truck under the influence of drugs. Lawyers for Charles Pickett Jr. argued that the sentence was disproportionate and exceeded the advisory...