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Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart. Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor of Reading from 2012 until...

Arkansas woman convicted of killing husband in porn dispute

Apr. 23, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 69-year-old Arkansas woman has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband after he ordered a pornography channel for their satellite television services. The jury found Patricia Hill guilty Tuesday in Pine Bluff after she testified that she wasn't...

No bond for veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

Apr. 23, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S Marine veteran from Southern California was part of a group of dissidents wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed North Korea's embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside, federal prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint released Tuesday. Spain is seeking...

The Latest: US veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

Apr. 23, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a dissident group's raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors allege a U.S. veteran was part of a group wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed North Korea's embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside. Spain is...

Florida Supreme Court rules against Parkland sheriff

Apr. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting. Florida's highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Scott Israel as...

Judge will consider Nevada bid to block plutonium shipping

Apr. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two federal courts have expedited Nevada's bid to immediately block shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to the state and potentially force the Trump administration to remove some of the highly radioactive material it already has trucked from South Carolina to a site near Las Vegas. U.S....

The Latest: No verdict yet in trial over deadly tunnel dig

Apr. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man helping him build tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jury deliberations will resume Wednesday in the murder trial of a wealthy stock...

Judge orders Kraft massage video not be released for now

Apr. 23, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by...

Appeals court upholds contempt against Missouri homeowner

Apr. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia homeowner jailed for 10 days for contempt of court for not complying with an order to remove structures from his property could find himself behind bars again. The Western District Court of Appeals upheld on Tuesday the contempt ruling against Seth Reynolds for failure to...

The Latest: Gossip site can be subpoenaed over Kraft tape

Apr. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A celebrity gossip website may have to reveal who tried to sell it a video that police and prosecutors say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for...