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A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

May. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city discriminated against mentally ill residents in enforcing an anti-crime law. The U.S....

Trial of Sen. Bob Menendez takes a weeklong break after jurors get stuck in elevator

May. 21, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of Sen. Bob Menendez grinded to a weeklong break on Tuesday after federal court jurors who were treated to a brick-by-brick build of the prosecution's bribery case got stuck in an elevator a day after they were forced from their usual assembly room because of flooding. ...

Judge dismisses felony convictions of 5 retired military officers in US Navy bribery case

May. 21, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the felony convictions of five retired military officers who had admitted to accepting bribes from a Malaysian contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” in one of the Navy’s biggest corruption cases. The dismissals came at the...

A Canadian serial killer who brought victims to his pig farm is hospitalized after a prison assault

May. 21, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Convicted Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton, who brought female victims to his pig farm during a crime spree near Vancouver in the 1990s and early 2000s, was assaulted in prison and has been hospitalized in life-threatening condition, authorities said Tuesday. A...

North Carolina bill seeks to restrict public and media access to criminal autopsy reports

May. 21, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Access by the public and the media to North Carolina autopsy reports related to criminal investigations would be significantly restricted under a bill considered Tuesday by a Senate committee. The proposal was debated by senators but not voted upon. It would...

Judge dismisses the felony convictions of five retired military officers in U.S. Navy bribery case

May. 21, 2024 18:03 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Judge dismisses the felony convictions of five retired military officers in U.S. Navy bribery case.

South Carolina governor vetoes bills to erase criminal history in gun and bad check cases

May. 21, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov, Henry McMaster vetoed three bills Tuesday that would have required the erasing the records of people convicted of certain gun, fraudulent check and underage alcohol sales crimes. The three vetoes are the only ones the governor has issued...

Mississippi woman pleads guilty to stealing government funds

May. 21, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally taking unemployment benefits, authorities said Tuesday. Misty Burgess, of Plantersville, entered the plea to one count of theft of government funds in U.S. District Court for the Northern...

Hunter Biden's bid to halt his trial on federal gun charges rejected by appeals court

May. 21, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court refused Tuesday to halt Hunter Biden's federal gun trial set to begin in two weeks, during his father’s reelection campaign. The full 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to pause the case against the president's son while his challenges to...

Former Arizona grad student convicted of first-degree murder in 2022 shooting of professor

May. 21, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

A former University of Arizona graduate student was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a hydrology professor on campus, months after he was expelled. A Pima County Superior Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before reaching a verdict against...