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Man convicted of running over, killing man gets 30 years

May. 21, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man found guilty of attacking and running over and killing a man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Summit County's prosecutor says 35-year-old Paul Randall, 35, of Dolgeville, New York, was sentenced Monday in Akron after pleading guilty to...

Man convicted in ambush killings of California officers

May. 20, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — A man was convicted Monday of killing two police officers and trying to kill six others in an ambush-style attack. After just hours of deliberation, a Southern California jury found John Hernandez Felix guilty of multiple charges including two counts of murder and six counts of...

Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

May. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed. Trump called it a "crazy" decision that his lawyers would appeal. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta...

Prosecutors: 5 Gangster Disciples members convicted

May. 20, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a jury has convicted five Gangster Disciples members, including a former police officer, on charges including racketeering conspiracy involving murder. U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak said in a news release Monday that each of the men was "responsible for...

Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm

May. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident can use his frozen sperm to produce a child, a judge ruled while noting potential ethical considerations. Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo's ruling, dated Thursday, gives Peter Zhu's parents the...

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court

May. 20, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a judge must decide whether a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who alleged they were injured by its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax can go forward. All nine justices agreed that the case should go back to a lower court for further...

Federal appeals court sides with man in yard sign dispute

May. 20, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A three-judge panel of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a suburban St. Louis man in his dispute with a municipal government over how many political signs he can have in his yard. The ACLU in January 2018 filed a First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of Bel-Nor,...

Suspect faces 2nd trial in 1985 Brockton slaying

May. 20, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a killing he says he didn't commit is heading back to trial. The Enterprise reports that the murder retrial of Darrell Jones in the November 1985 killing of Guillermo Rodriguez in the parking lot of a Brockton sandwich shop is...

Denmark: Syrian man gets jail for terror planning

May. 20, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Syrian asylum seeker in Sweden received Monday a 12-year prison sentence for planning to explode one or more bombs in the Danish capital of Copenhagen and stabbing random people with kitchen knives. The Copenhagen City Court said Moyed Al Zoebi, 32, acted on behalf of the...

Polish court says founders of financial scam guilty of fraud

May. 20, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The two founders of a notorious pyramid scheme in Poland were found guilty of fraud on Monday for cheating thousands of people out of their savings, worth $219 million, in one of the nation's biggest financial scandals. The Provincial Court in Gdansk, northern Poland, also found the...