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Tennessee man charged with setting wife on fire

Sep. 21, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GRAY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted after authorities say he lit his wife on fire. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Todd Darrell Briggs of Gray was indicted earlier this month on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated arson. The...

Missouri man who shot deputy facing federal indictment

Sep. 21, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a St. Louis man on charges related to the shooting of a Jasper County deputy in 2017. The Joplin Globe reports the federal indictment against 46-year-old E.F. Fitchpatrick was made public Friday, a day after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a...

Pelosi wants law to clarify that presidents can be indicted

Sep. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's time to change the law to ensure a sitting president can be indicted for wrongdoing. Pelosi told NPR in an interview Friday that Congress will have to pass laws "that will have clarity for future presidents." The California Democrat said she has not...

Southern New Mexico city fire chief indicted on embezzlement

Sep. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The fire chief of a New Mexico city hit by corruption in recent years has been indicted for embezzlement. KVIA-TV reports a grand jury in Las Cruces on Thursday indicted Sunland Park Fire Chief Andres Burciaga Jr. for allegedly embezzling more than $500. According to court...

Oklahoma doctors charged in separate opioid drug cases

Sep. 20, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City doctor and another from Tulsa are facing federal charges in separate indictments alleging they illegally dispensed opioid drugs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City announced Friday 62-year-old Dr. David Quy (KWEE) was indicted on 55 counts of illegally...

State police union to stop paying ex-president's legal fees

Sep. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The union representing Massachusetts State Police troopers and sergeants says it has voted to stop paying the legal fees for its former president who was indicted on several federal charges last week. The Boston Globe reports the State Police Association of Massachusetts voted overwhelmingly...

North Carolina donor wants political bribery case dropped

Sep. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for the North Carolina insurance magnate charged with trying to bribe the state's top insurance regulator say the case should be dismissed because he was exercising his right to support elected officials who were responsive to constituents. Greg Lindberg's lawyers this week...

State Police trooper indicted for shooting at ATV rider

Sep. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts State Police trooper authorities say shot an all-terrain vehicle driver during a confrontation on a Boston highway. The Suffolk district attorney's office says Trooper Matthew Sheehan shot and injured 28-year-old Aderito Monteiro during a...

Judge, Dragon Con co-founder accused of criminal trespass

Sep. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Georgia judge, along with a co-founder of DragonCon and two other people, after prosecutors accused them of illegally accessing a courthouse computer network. The indictment charges Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader, DragonCon...

Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14

Sep. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment sued his estate Wednesday, saying the wealthy financier took advantage of her family's poor financial position to abuse her from age 14 to 17. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court sought...