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Ex-NFL player to go on trial in death of girlfriend's child

May. 22, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter soon after they moved into his Las Vegas apartment this year. A judge told former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre...

The Latest: SEAL's trial delayed; defense wants new judge

May. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing into efforts by military prosecutors to track emails sent to lawyers representing a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A judge has delayed the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused of murder while lawyers resolve questions over whether the...

Feds say why undercover agent was at scene of 2015 attack

May. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors who won a conviction against a Phoenix man for providing guns to two Islamic State followers killed in a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas say an undercover FBI agent's presence at the scene had nothing to do with the earlier activities of the...

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

May. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn't a close call. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his...

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to "shoot everybody" at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

May. 22, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about...

Slaying victim's family angry over possible bail for officer

May. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of a slaying victim were outraged Wednesday when Mississippi court officials discussed possible bail for a white police officer accused of killing the black woman with whom he was romantically involved. Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne was arrested Monday and charged with...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: HIGH-SPEED RAIL WORTHY OF DREAMING The Altoona Mirror, May 22 It's impossible to predict whether a fully functional system of high-speed passenger rail service ever will come to this part of Pennsylvania. However, for the Keystone State as a whole and other states in close...

Insanity case begins for man accused of killing 5 kids in SC

May. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers defending a father charged with killing his five children turned Wednesday to brain science and their client's odd statements to try to spare him from a possible death sentence. The insanity defense case for Timothy Jones Jr. began after a week of emotional testimony in which...

Indiana attorney general misconduct decision months away

May. 22, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A decision is at least five months away on whether Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill could face sanctions up to disbarment as an attorney by the state Supreme Court on allegations he groped four women during a party. Lawyers for Hill and the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary...