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Man charged with selling sawed-off shotgun sentenced

Aug. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man indoctrinated into the gang lifestyle by his own parents has been sentenced to federal prison for selling a sawed-off shotgun. Masslive.com reports that Juan Javis Maisonet, of Holyoke, was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three years in prison after pleading...

Federal judge rules that immigration law is unconstitutional

Aug. 22, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a law making it a crime to "encourage" or "induce" immigrants to enter or live in the country illegally is unconstitutional. KCUR-FM reports that U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia issued his ruling from the bench Wednesday before throwing...

North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case

Aug. 22, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge overstepped by giving a life prison sentence to a man whose girlfriend cut the baby from the womb of an unsuspecting neighbor, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday, ordering that the man be resentenced. William Hoehn, of Fargo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

Board considers $5.7 million homicide claim in private

Aug. 22, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Claims Board will consider a former prison inmate's demand for nearly $6 million in compensation in closed session. Derrick Sanders was sentenced to life in prison in 1993 in connection with a 1992 homicide in Milwaukee. Sanders insisted he wasn't at the scene. A judge...

Patriots safety Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

Aug. 22, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday. A Belknap County grand jury indicted Chung, 32, on Aug. 8. Chung knowingly possessed cocaine on June 25 while in Meredith,...

Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in wrongful conviction

Aug. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a suicide note. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on...

The Latest: Patriots not commenting on Chung's drug charge

Aug. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the drug indictment of New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The New England Patriots aren't saying much about safety Patrick Chung's indictment on a drug charge in New Hampshire or whether he's playing. A Belknap County grand jury...

Republican file 2nd suit challenging redistricting panel

Aug. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party and other Republicans have filed a lawsuit challenging the formation of a redistricting commission to draw congressional and legislative lines. Thursday's suit is the second one brought in under a month. The party, chairwoman Laura Cox, former Secretary...

Sanford Health fires surgeon amid federal investigation

Aug. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health has fired one of its surgeons who is the subject of a federal fraud investigation. Neurosurgeon Wilson Asfora owns a company that sells devices used in spine surgeries. Two Sanford doctors in 2016 filed a lawsuit accusing Asfora of illegally profiting by using those...

Man gets life sentence for sex assault against patient, 74

Aug. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former health care worker in Texas convicted of sexually assaulting a nursing home patient who had dementia has been sentenced to life in prison. Anthony Mamboleo Nyakeo could have been sentenced to probation but jurors on Thursday sided with prosecutors and sentenced him to life...