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Trial over Delaware prison riot ends with no convictions

Feb. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The trial for four inmates charged with murder in a 2017 Delaware prison riot ended Monday with no convictions. Jurors deliberated about five days before acquitting Abednego Baynes, 26, and Kevin Berry, 28, of all charges filed after the uprising at Vaughn Correctional Center near...

The Latest: DOC chief disappointed in prison riot verdict

Feb. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the verdicts of four inmates charged in the prison riot at Vaughn Correctional Center in February 2017 (all times local): 4 p.m. The commissioner of Delaware's Department of Correction says he's disappointed that a jury delivered no guilty verdicts against four inmates...

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

Feb. 18, 2019 12:15 PM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday on charges of money laundering. The criminal court in Male, the capital, ordered Yameen held in custody after prosecutors argued at a hearing that he could attempt to influence...

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

Feb. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes. Cardinal Sean...

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Feb. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior. The announcement Saturday,...

Missouri man found guilty in drunken crash death of student

Feb. 16, 2019 3:25 PM EST

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A jury has found a 22-year-old Maryville man guilty of DWI resulting in death for crashing into a bar last year and killing a Northwest Missouri State University student. The Nodaway County jury returned the verdict Saturday in the trial of Alex Allen Catterson. Police say Catterson's...

Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

Feb. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category. The ruling this week by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan certifying the lawsuit as a class action raises the stakes...

Alabama Confederate statue law to stay in effect amid appeal

Feb. 15, 2019 8:46 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama law that prohibits cities from removing Confederate monuments will remain in effect while the state appeals a judge's ruling that declared the statute constitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday. Justices granted the request of Attorney General Steve Marshall...

Judge halts Air Force's efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Feb. 15, 2019 7:37 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Air Force to temporarily stop discharging service members who are HIV-positive, ruling that it's working under a policy that is "irrational" and "outdated." U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria, Virginia, issued her decision...

Teen given 25 years in custody for friend's fatal stabbing

Feb. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been ordered to spend 25 years in state custody after a Texas jury found her delinquent in the fatal stabbing of her best friend. The sentencing came Friday, one day after a Tarrant County jury returned its verdict in Fort Worth in the May 29 killing of...