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Ex-West Virginia cabinet chief pleads guilty to embezzlement

Jun. 19, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a volunteer fire department where he handled financial affairs. The U.S. attorney's office in Huntington said 64-year-old Clifford Keith Gwinn admitted...

Cooperator could soon testify in Buffalo Billion case

Jun. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key cooperator for the prosecution could soon testify in a criminal case that grew from a New York State economic redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion. Kevin Schuler, a former executive at the construction firm LPCiminelli, pleaded guilty last month to charges that he committed...

Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

Jun. 19, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this...

Conviction in fence case stands, even if evidence was lost

Jun. 19, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man convicted of sawing and removing metal fence posts at a Detroit baseball field has lost his appeal, even though police lost track of the evidence before trial. Marvin Armstead was accused of sawing 10 posts at Jayne Field so he could use them for his own fencing business. Armstead...

Guilty pleas in illegal shipping of hazardous waste

Jun. 19, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Leaders of companies in Ohio and Missouri have pleaded guilty to illegally shipping 9 million pounds of hazardous waste from Mississippi to Missouri. Prosecutors say Raymond Williams and his company, U.S. Technology Corp., pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiring to transport...

The Latest: Trump '1,000 percent' behind immigration bills

Jun. 19, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump told House Republicans he was "1,000 percent" with them on rival immigration bills up for votes, but it was not clear if he had a preference on how to handle family separations at the border. That's...

Parents of ex-UW-Madison student ask for redemption

Jun. 19, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The parents of a former University of Wisconsin-Madison student asked a judge Tuesday to give their son a chance at redemption when he is sentenced for a string of alleged assaults around campus. Alec Cook's parents, Arne and Jessica Cook of Edina, Minnesota, said in a letter to Dane...

Bryant creates Mississippi school safety task force

Jun. 19, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's establishing a school safety task force to study shooting threats, prevention and response. Bryant signed the executive order Tuesday creating the task force. The Republican governor says Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher will lead the...

3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Jun. 19, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A third former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Samuel TeBos of Allendale, Michigan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to one year of...

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son

Jun. 19, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States. Two months later, she sits...