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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2020 9:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis's elected top prosecutor says the city, its police union and others violated a Civil War-era law by allegedly engaging in a racist conspiracy to force her from office and prevent her from reforming racist practices. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said the...

New Mexico man given deferred sentence for forged ballots

Jan. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man received a deferred sentence for forging signatures on applications for absentee ballots in a 2016 municipal election. Dyon Herrera, 24, pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to violate the municipal code in Espanola, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported. The charge is...

Ex-Green Beret admits to scheme to take government cash

Jan. 14, 2020 12:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army Green Beret pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy while deployed to Afghanistan to steal about $200,000 from government funds meant for purposes ranging from humanitarian efforts to base construction, prosecutors said. The Raleigh-based U.S. attorney's office...

Maryland teen sentenced to 50 years in MS-13 linked killing

Jan. 14, 2020 9:18 AM EST

RIVERDALE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has sentenced a teenager to 50 years in prison for his role in the killing of a 14-year-old girl who was beaten and slashed with a machete in a gang-related attack last year. Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Cathy Serrette sentenced Josue...

St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

Jan. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EST
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

Ex-US Treasury worker pleads guilty in Russia probe leak

Jan. 13, 2020 5:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Treasury Department senior adviser pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Natalie Edwards, 41, of Quinton, Virginia, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive

Jan. 12, 2020 1:07 PM EST

The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine — and not Russia —...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Against all evidence, debunked Ukraine theory endures

Jan. 12, 2020 3:07 AM EST

With President Donald Trump's impeachment trial set to begin in the Senate, some Republican allies continue to promote a discredited theory that accuses Ukraine of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election to keep him from winning. The notion, which is not supported by U.S. intelligence agencies, has nonetheless...

Man accused in Bismarck death to be extradited from Michigan

Jan. 10, 2020 4:34 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man arrested in the recent shooting death of a Bismarck man waived extradition during a court appearance in Michigan on Friday and will be brought to North Dakota to face charges. Earl Howard, 41, was arrested Thursday in Michigan at the U.S.-Canada border. Howard is charged in...

Developer of hotel near KU pleads guilty to conspiracy

Jan. 10, 2020 9:36 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The developer of a seven-story hotel adjacent to the University of Kansas has pleaded guilty in a scheme to collect fraudulent tax refunds from the city of Lawrence. The U.S. attorney's office says 54-year-old Thomas Fritzel pleaded guilty Thursday to one county of criminal...