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Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

Nov. 14, 2018 9:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said. The alleged victim in the case had visible injuries, according...

The Latest: Avenatti released after domestic violence charge

Nov. 14, 2018 8:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Avenatti (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Michael Avenatti has been released from police custody following his arrest on a felony domestic violence charge in Los Angeles. As he walked out of the police station Wednesday, Avenatti told reporters he "has never struck a...

Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

Nov. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the Jasic...

US attorney says more staff, resources on Chicago violence

Nov. 14, 2018 7:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago-based U.S. attorney, echoing his predecessor who made similar pledges, said on Wednesday that prosecuting cases tied to gun and street-gang violence is a top priority, adding that his office now has new resources to pursue them. John Lausch, who was appointed by President Donald...

Inmate's last words: 'Is it supposed to feel like that?'

Nov. 14, 2018 7:03 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A transcript from the recent execution of a South Dakota inmate who killed a prison guard shows the inmate asking after the lethal injection: "Is it supposed to feel like that?" Corrections officials released a transcript Tuesday from the Oct. 29 execution of Rodney Berget, who was...

The Latest: Lawyer: Execution violent act in 'vile' process

Nov. 14, 2018 7:01 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the release of a transcript from a recent South Dakota execution (all times local): 5:45 p.m. An attorney for a South Dakota inmate put to death for the killing of a prison guard says the execution of his client was yet another violent act in the "vile" death penalty...

Witness didn't hear officer order security guard to drop gun

Nov. 14, 2018 6:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A security guard who was working at a suburban Chicago bar when a black co-worker was fatally shot by a white police officer said Wednesday that he never heard the officer order the other man to drop his gun. The comments from Dorian Myrickes came hours after Illinois State Police released a...

Man asks judge to toss hate crime charge in fatal stabbing

Nov. 14, 2018 5:32 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man charged with fatally stabbing a black student on the University of Maryland's campus have asked a judge to throw out a hate crime charge against their client. Sean Urbanski is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the May 2017 killing of...

Sheriff: Parkland shooting suspect assaulted jail officer

Nov. 14, 2018 5:25 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacked a detention officer at the county jail and now faces new charges including use of the officer's electric stun device, authorities said Wednesday. Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in an email...

'No remorse': Judge sends teen shooter to juvenile detention

Nov. 14, 2018 4:30 PM EST

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has shown no remorse for shooting his teacher and a classmate at his Indianapolis-area school, and he should be held at a state juvenile detention center until he is 18 or deemed rehabilitated, an Indiana judge ruled Wednesday. Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge...