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State's own expert told grand jury police didn't kill Prude

Apr. 16, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do...

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

Apr. 16, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Friday sentenced five leading pro-democracy advocates, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, to up to 18 months in prison for organizing and participating in a massive march during 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming crackdown from...

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

Apr. 16, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman admitted killing her three children, saying she hugged, kissed and apologized as she drowned her infant daughter and the girl’s 2- and 3-year-old siblings last weekend to save them from what she said would be a lifetime of sexual abuse. ...

LSU reeling from ongoing reviews of sexual misconduct cases

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a logo recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The logo symbolizes an effort to...

Grand jury to consider charges in death of Texas protester

Apr. 16, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury will consider whether to bring charges against a man who drove into a crowd demonstrating in Austin against police violence last July and shot and killed an armed protester, prosecutors said Friday. Travis County District Attorney José...

Eyman ordered to pay $2.9M for Washington AG's legal costs

Apr. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman must pay almost $2.9 million to cover the legal fees and costs of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s long-running lawsuit against Eyman for campaign finance violations, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. ...

Prosecutor: Man charged in Long Island hate crime spree

Apr. 16, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who authorities say went on a hate crime spree targeting people based on their religion and sexual orientation has been indicted on 36 criminal charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced Friday. Christopher...

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

Apr. 16, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It alleges...

Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong

Apr. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong.

2020's election keeps coming up in 2021's high court race

Apr. 16, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the Republican primary in Pennsylvania's top-of-the-ticket election contest this year, one particular subject keeps coming up on the campaign trail: last year's presidential election. The campaign for an open state Supreme Court seat follows...