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France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

Jan. 21, 2019 4:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Four people are going on trial in Paris over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. The defendants at the trial starting Monday include two former executives of French company Spanghero,...

After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist

Jan. 21, 2019 3:17 AM EST

Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars. Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his age to rob a jewelry shop in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the man shot the owner to death. The shooter was executed. But state officials, bound by a 2016...

Educators' coalition seeks reform at New Mexico Legislature

Jan. 21, 2019 12:27 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Proposals for improving public schools in New Mexico are being presented at the Statehouse by a coalition of educators, nonprofit advocacy groups and the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state Public Education Department. New Mexico lawmakers are considering a variety of...

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

Jan. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail. Ghosn, 64, has been in custody since his arrest on Nov. 19. He was due for a bail...

Parents: Wait for justice in death of jeweler's wife 'hell'

Jan. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One by one, the prosecutor clicked through dozens of photos of the woman's body, showing the jury what EMTs and deputies saw on a warm evening in May 2015 after her husband called 911 and said she'd hanged herself with a garden hose. In the gallery of this Berkeley County courtroom,...

Today in History

Jan. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2019. There are 344 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 1977, on his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. On this date: In 1793, during the French Revolution, King...

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Jan. 20, 2019 11:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony. But, he added, "so what" if he did? Giuliani told CNN's "State of the Union" that he did not know if...

Missouri, No. 15 South Carolina not focusing on past issues

Jan. 20, 2019 8:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court. That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met. "I don't foresee anything...

Ruling a mixed bag for both sides in Bourbon St. shooting

Jan. 20, 2019 4:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court turned down appeals from prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of a man convicted in a deadly 2014 gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street. Trung Le was originally convicted of manslaughter in the death of a bystander — nursing student Brittany...

Jurors award $7M to trooper, wife for bus accident

Jan. 20, 2019 3:18 PM EST

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $7 million in damages to a North Carolina trooper and his wife for when a passenger bus plowed into the trooper's sport-utility vehicle as he responded to an Interstate 40 accident. Court documents show jurors decided Friday in New Bern that Trooper Chris...