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Bicycle deliveryman acquitted in fatal stabbing of developer

Oct. 17, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury found a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman not guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications. The jury agreed that 22-year-old Michael White had acted in self-defense in the July 2018 stabbing...

Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on

Oct. 17, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials expected to gather for further talks. U.S District Judge Dan Polster had ordered executives for the companies...

The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue

Oct. 17, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the push for a settlement intensifies with drug executives heading to Cleveland for further talks. A person with knowledge of...

Man ordered to repay settlement from jail injury lawsuit

Oct. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man to repay most of a $2 million settlement he received after claiming he was injured while he was an inmate at the Boone County jail. U.S. District Judge Nanette Kay Laughrey this month found Derrick Houston committed fraud to obtain the settlement. He was...

Court won't reconsider judge's bid to handle execution cases

Oct. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider a request by a judge who demonstrated against the death penalty to resume hearing execution cases. Justices on Thursday denied Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's request that the court take another look at its Sept. 19...

Appeals court upholds man's nail-gun attack convictions

Oct. 17, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld an Indiana man's convictions and sentence for holding three people against their will and attacking one of them with a nail gun. Wednesday's 3-0 ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals rejected 59-year-old Robert A. Walton's arguments that some of his...

Michigan jury convicts Ohio man in 2018 stabbing death

Oct. 17, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

RIGA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man in the fatal stabbing of an Ohio man whose body was found along a southern Michigan highway. The Monroe County, Michigan, jury found 40-year-old Raymond Blanchong of Maumee, Ohio, guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder, armed robbery and unlawful...

Man gets life in prison for shooting that blinded officer

Oct. 17, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A 47-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting Mount Vernon police officer Michael "Mick" McClaughry in December 2016. KING-TV reports Judge Brian Stiles sentenced Ernesto Rivas to life in prison on Wednesday. Rivas chose not to speak during sentencing....

Man convicted of 2015 Des Moines slaying

Oct. 17, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 64-year-old man has been convicted of shooting to death a Des Moines resident in 2015. Polk County District Court records say Alf Clark Sr. was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he killed 36-year-old Tacono Conner at a Des Moines apartment complex on...

Contractor guilty in California wildfire death labor case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a bulldozer that overturned and killed the operator while battling a huge California wildfire has been found guilty of violating labor laws. KQED-TV says a Monterey County judge ruled Wednesday that Ian Czirban failed to have workers' compensation insurance that's...