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Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a...

Judge blocks civil hearing over officer's potential firing

Dec. 7, 2019 6:11 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge granted an order preventing a town from taking the next step to potentially fire a police officer for shooting his gun 13 times at an unarmed couple’s car and wounding a 22-year-old woman. A judge granted an injunction filed on behalf of Hamden Police...

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Prosecutor: Former immigration attorney, husband convicted

Dec. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a disbarred Arizona immigration lawyer and her husband each face up to five years in prison when sentenced in February on convictions for conspiring to commit acts that included forging the signature of a court clerk. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Sullivan said...

Charlotte police: Murder suspects won't get ankle bracelets

Dec. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Upset over how judges have used the bail system, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said they will no longer assign electronic ankle bracelets to monitor murder suspects who are released on bail. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced the policy Friday as a way to...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Dec. 7, 2019 3:47 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge as a lawsuit over the ban plays out in court. Alabama did not appeal the court injunction that blocked the state’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect last month, according to the attorney...

Man charged with murder in man's death held without bail

Dec. 7, 2019 3:24 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man charged in the death of another man has been ordered held without bail in the case. That order came Friday against Louis French Jr., 36, of Omaha, who is charged with first-degree murder and a weapons count in the death of 55-year-old Kelly Barges, the Omaha World-Herald...

Bail set at $1 million for woman accused of killing child

Dec. 7, 2019 3:04 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 27-year-old northwestern Washington woman accused of killing her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter. A Whatcom County Superior Court judge set bail for Kamee Dixon on Friday. She's charged with second-degree murder in the death of Hazel Homan....

Judge: South Carolina hemp farmer's crop must be protected

Dec. 7, 2019 2:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge is allowing a South Carolina hemp farmer arrested after authorities said he grew the crop in unregistered fields to harvest some of his crop and put the money in a trust as he awaits trial. The State Law Enforcement Division destroyed 10 acres (4 hectares) of John Pendarvis'...