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AP source: Former Trump adviser opposed ambassador's firing

Oct. 15, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators behind closed doors that she had strongly and repeatedly objected to the ouster earlier this year of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a person familiar with the testimony....

New Mexico man who killed family to be sentenced

Oct. 14, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who shot and killed his parents and three young siblings when he was a teenager is scheduled to be sentenced. Nehemiah Griego will appear Tuesday in state district court in Albuquerque. Now 22, Griego faces up to 120 years in prison or as little as probation and...

Former White House adviser objected to ambassador's ouster

Oct. 14, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators behind closed doors Monday that she had strongly and repeatedly objected to the ouster earlier this year of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a person familiar with the...

The Latest: $200,000 bond set for ex-cop charged with murder

Oct. 14, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside her own home in Fort Worth (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A $200,000 bond has been set for a white former police officer jailed in the fatal shooting of a black woman inside the woman's Fort Worth home. Aaron Dean was...

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Oct. 14, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a black woman while she was inside her home was arrested Monday and charged with murder. Here's a look at that and other high-profile cases in recent years in which officers were charged in the fatal shootings of black...

Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

Oct. 14, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who poured gasoline on the couch where her sleeping boyfriend lay and then shut the door after seeing him jump up and yell "hot, hot" will spend 60 years in prison for first-degree murder. Saying it represents as horrific an offense as he's ever dealt with, Anchorage...

Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Oct. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years. Robert "Chip" Olsen's face turned red and he squeezed his eyes...

California sex abuse law likely to spur thousands of claims

Oct. 14, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits will be filed against alleged child molesters as well as the institutions that employed them under a new California law taking effect next year, attorneys predicted Monday. The California School Boards Association called the new law an "existential threat" to...

'Making a Murderer' figure Avery files promised appeal

Oct. 14, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a man whose criminal case was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is seeking a new trial or evidentiary hearing. Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. A circuit judge denied his request for a new...

Judge orders voters on 'inactive list' back on rolls

Oct. 14, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ordered the State Board of Elections to return the names of about 175,000 voters to the regular voter rolls. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate issued the ruling Monday in a lawsuit filed last week by the Kentucky Democratic Party. The lawsuit contends...