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Jury: Man guilty in killing of abusive Missouri mother

Nov. 16, 2018 7:44 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A jury has found a Wisconsin man guilty of first-degree murder for killing a Missouri mother who prosecutors say forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled. The Springfield News-Leader reported Friday that Nicholas Godejohn faces a sentence of life in prison without the...

Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

Nov. 16, 2018 7:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

Lawyer who battled Chevron may get chance to defend himself

Nov. 16, 2018 7:22 PM EST

A New York attorney who won a landmark oil pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador's court system only to have his law license suspended at home for malpractice never got a fair hearing and should be allowed to defend himself against disbarment, a legal referee has ruled. The decision involves Steven...

The Latest: Judge rejects suit over Florida mail-in ballots

Nov. 16, 2018 7:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A federal judge is rejecting a lawsuit that challenged Florida's vote-by-mail deadlines. A veterans voting rights group and Democrats challenged the Florida law that said ballots mailed inside the United States could...

The Latest: CNN's Acosta returns to White House after ruling

Nov. 16, 2018 7:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 6:55 p.m. CNN's Jim Acosta is back at the White House after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately return his...

Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother's house

Nov. 16, 2018 6:10 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman granted John Hinckley Jr. the largest measure of freedom he's had since shooting and...

Panel dismisses ethics charges against Arkansas justices

Nov. 16, 2018 5:29 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel dismissed ethics charges Friday against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases. The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and...

Man convicted of fraud now guilty of lying about identity

Nov. 16, 2018 5:23 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted in 2012 of stealing the identifies of 38,000 people as part of a massive credit card scheme is facing more prison time after a federal jury in North Dakota found him guilty of lying about his own identity. Michael Adeyemo was charged with obstruction of justice....

6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

Nov. 16, 2018 5:10 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul convicted six people and sentenced them to life in prison for involvement in an attack at Istanbul's main airport that killed 45 people and was blamed on the Islamic State extremist group, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Friday. The six were convicted of...

Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

Nov. 16, 2018 4:32 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of "mineral." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...