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Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring...

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Sep. 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records...

Ex-aide to New York Gov. Cuomo gets 6 years in prison

Sep. 20, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide so close to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he considered him like a brother was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and accepting bribes. The judge said she hopes the punishment "will be heard in Albany." U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni noted that the...

Expert: Chicago officer's shooting of teen not justified

Sep. 20, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An expert on police use of deadly force testified Thursday that a black teenager who was killed by a white Chicago police officer in 2014 did not "pose a risk of serious injury or death" to anyone when the officer opened fire. The testimony from Urey Patrick, a former Naval officer and FBI...

The Latest: Ex-aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

Sep. 20, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 4:08 p.m. A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. Joseph Percoco was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in...

The Latest: Prosecutors rest in Chicago officer's trial

Sep. 20, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Van Dyke in the shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald. (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Prosecutors have called their last witness and rested their case in the murder trial of a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of black teenager...

Judge refuses to delay US trial of 'El Chapo'

Sep. 20, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request to put off the trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Lawyers for Guzman told U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn that they needed more time to review evidence in the drug-trafficking...

Correction: Murder Conviction Overturned-Arkansas story

Sep. 20, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Sept. 19 about an Arkansas inmate being released from prison, The Associated Press misidentified the murder victim and her age. Her name was Myrtle Holmes, not Myrtle Jones, and she was 78 years old, not 72. A corrected version of the story is below: Arkansas inmate...

Judge recuses himself in case of cop charged in teen's death

Sep. 20, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has recused himself from overseeing the homicide trial of a Pennsylvania police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager as he fled a traffic stop. Judge Anthony Mariani made his decision Wednesday, citing an "appearance of impropriety." Attorney Patrick...

Doctor: Can't determine order of Laquan McDonald's wounds

Sep. 19, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A doctor testifying in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald said Wednesday that it's impossible to determine the exact order of the wounds the black teenager suffered from 16 shots that were fired. Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Cook County's...