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Man charged with manslaughter in Indiana road rage beating

Aug. 14, 2018 6:31 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 60-year-old man died of cardiac arrest after being beaten in an apparent road rage attack in northeastern Indiana. An arrest warrant was issued Monday for Brandon M. Cook, who was at large. The Journal Gazette...

Iowa man convicted in insurance fraud scam

Aug. 14, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A December sentencing has been scheduled for an Iowa man accused of selling fraudulent life insurance policies and keeping the money. Prosecutors say a jury last week found 59-year-old Roger Goodwin guilty of seven counts of mail fraud. His sentencing is set for Dec. 19 in U.S....

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 14, 2018 5:56 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: A car crashes into pedestrians outside British Parliament, primary season comes to Wisconsin and Minnesota, Trump threatens Cuomo. 1. PEDESTRIANS INJURED IN CRASH OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT IN LONDON A car slammed into...

Opening statements set for trial of 2 in death of student

Aug. 14, 2018 5:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of two men accused in the 2013 shooting death of 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries have been selected to hear the cases...

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

Aug. 14, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers. The ethnic Chinese defendant, Meiliana, 44, was arrested on May 18, about two years after her case triggered a...

The Latest: Compound defendants to be released pending trial

Aug. 14, 2018 3:50 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A state judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep in jail the two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound as they await trial on...

Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

Aug. 14, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge...

Laveen man sentenced to prison for strangling girlfriend

Aug. 14, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Laveen man was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for his conviction for strangling his live-in girlfriend. The sentencing Monday of 33-year-old Colin Lee Juan came after he previously pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by strangulation of a spouse or intimate partner....

US Attorney in Arizona: Man gets 7 years in Ponzi scheme

Aug. 14, 2018 1:46 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona says a man from the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for a Ponzi scheme that brought him about $13 million from some 50 victims. Office spokesman Cosme Lopez said Monday that 40-year-old Cory Ryan Williams lied to...

Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

Aug. 14, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a...