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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed

Charging the 'Beatles': Inside the case against IS militants

Nov. 30, 2020 11:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As two Islamic State militants faced a judge in Virginia last month, Diane Foley listened from home through a muffled phone connection and strained to make out the voices of the men prosecutors say kidnapped her son before he was murdered. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh stand...

Prosecutors: Men in gun conspiracy had white supremacy ties

Nov. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men previously charged with conspiring to make and sell illegal firearms also discussed shooting protesters after scouting a Black Lives Matter rally and had participated in live-fire weapons training where participants displayed Nazi symbols, prosecutors said in court...

16 Albanians charged with murder over earthquake deaths

Nov. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors indicted 16 investors, construction experts and local officials Friday on murder and other charges resulting from fatal building collapses after an earthquake a year ago. Prosecutors in the city of Durres, one of the areas most-devastated by the 6.4-magnitude...

FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, listens to during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Three more Democrats withdrew support on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020,from Speaker Michael Madigan's continued control of the Illinois House after his closest confidant and three others were indicted in a long-running bribery scheme involving utility giant ComEd. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)

Irked Illinois governor to Speaker: End 'political circus'

Nov. 19, 2020 6:16 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said taxpayers “don't deserve a political circus” on Thursday when he gave powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan a choice: Answer questions about a federal bribery investigation which implicates him, or give up the gavel after three...

Woman charged with trying to smuggle cell phones into prison

Nov. 19, 2020 11:47 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been indicted after she allegedly tried to have cell phones smuggled into a federal prison in Kansas. Karilyn Primeau, 47, of Smithville, Missouri, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to bribe a public official, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, Shawn Parcells speaks during a news conference in St. Louis County, Mo. Parcells, accused of performing illegal autopsies has been indicted on 10 counts of federal wire fraud. Parcells is a self-taught pathology assistant with no formal education. From 1996 to 2003, he worked as a pathology assistant for the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office in Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson File)

Kansas man accused of illegal autopsies faces fraud charges

Nov. 19, 2020 9:48 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of performing illegal autopsies has been indicted on 10 counts of federal wire fraud and the government wants to recover more than $1 million in fees paid to him by clients. The indictment accuses Shawn Parcells, 41, of Leawood, of falsely leading people to believe...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, delivers his remarks after being elected the Speaker of the House for his 19th term during the inauguration ceremony for the Illinois House of Representatives for the 101st General Assembly at the University of Illinois Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium, in Springfield, Ill. Four people, including an associate of Madigan, have been charged with orchestrating a bribery scheme with Commonwealth Edison. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)

4 indicted in scheme to allegedly influence Speaker Madigan

Nov. 18, 2020 10:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Four people, including an associate of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges they orchestrated a bribery scheme with Commonwealth Edison. The alleged scheme provided do-nothing jobs to Madigan loyalists in exchange for the...

Northeast Missouri city clerk charged in fraud scheme

Nov. 18, 2020 6:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former city clerk in a small northeast Missouri town has been indicted on wire fraud and theft from federal programs, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday. Tracey Ray, 48, who was city clerk in Center in Ralls County, was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 5. She was arrested Tuesday...

This photo provided by Louisville Police Dept. shows Larynzo Johnson. Johnson was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and multiple charges of wanton endangerment of police officers. (Louisville Police dept. via AP)

Man indicted in shooting of 2 officers at Taylor protest

Nov. 17, 2020 6:21 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of shooting two police officers during demonstrations over the killing of Breonna Taylor has been indicted on 35 charges. Larynzo D. Johnson, 26, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on two counts of first-degree assault and 33 counts of first-degree...

State Rep. Attica Scott speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Breonna Taylor's family attorney Ben Crump is calling for the Kentucky attorney general to release the transcripts from the grand jury that decided not to charge any of the officers involved in the Black woman's death.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

All protest charges dropped against Kentucky lawmaker

Nov. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — All charges were dropped Monday against Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott and others arrested during a protest against the decision not to indict the police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor. Scott, the only Black woman in Kentucky’s legislature, tweeted a picture of court...