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Man convicted of sex trafficking at 2020 Super Bowl

Oct. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A jury in Florida has convicted a Connecticut man of sex trafficking at the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami. The U.S. attorney’s office had alleged 48-year-old Edward Walker, of New Haven, brought two adult women and a 17-year-old girl from...

Judge: School can hide murals some find racially offensive

Oct. 24, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Vermont Law School can conceal two large murals that some members of the school community find racially offensive. The Valley News reports the judge granted the school's request to dismiss a lawsuit by the artist,...

Former Kentucky teacher guilty of child pornography

Oct. 24, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury last week found a former Kentucky teacher guilty of producing child pornography and cyberstalking the student he victimized, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. According to an account of events from the U.S. Attorney's Office in...

Court upholds suspension of 2 police officers, firing of 1

Oct. 23, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two Hackensack police officers accused of a warrantless search should not have been fired, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled. The court upheld the decision to fire a third. The city had long sought to fire officers...

Judge rules for Tennessee school district's mask mandate

Oct. 23, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district can continue requiring students to wear masks in school after a federal judge on Friday extended a ruling blocking an opt out provision, The Tennessean reported. The ruling comes in a lawsuit brought by the families of...

Judge: State can't pursue charges against Georgia's Oxendine

Oct. 23, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is throwing out ethics charges against former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, saying state officials waited too long to pursue action. Oxendine was accused of illegally using campaign funds from his failed 2010 gubernatorial campaign...

Retired Harford County state's attorney disbarred by court

Oct. 23, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s highest court has disbarred retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph Cassilly for withholding exculpatory evidence that surfaced in a 1981 double-murder case and lying about it over the years. The Baltimore Sun reported that...

Indiana's governor asks court to review emergency law ruling

Oct. 23, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is asking the state's high court to review a judge's ruling that upheld a new law giving legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday in a statement that he has...

Jury deliberations to resume in Georgia stun-gun death

Oct. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Deliberations are scheduled to resume Monday after jurors couldn't reach a verdict Friday in the trial of three former Georgia sheriff’s deputies accused of murdering a man during a 2017 arrest when they shocked him with stun guns. Prosecutors...

No 'blank slate' jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

Oct. 23, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was chased down and shot dead. No. 236 was a longtime co-worker of one of the white men charged in the killing. Identified in court only by numbers, both people...