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Bribery case against Sen. Menendez shines light on powerful NJ developer accused of corruption

Sep. 23, 2023 08:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In late 2020, Sen. Bob Menendez met with Philip Sellinger, a private practice lawyer and former fundraiser for the senator, to assess his potential fit as the next U.S. attorney for the state of New Jersey — and to discuss one case in particular. If appointed,...

A court in China sentences a famed Uyghur scholar to life in prison, foundation says

Sep. 23, 2023 05:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Uyghur scholar specializing in the study of her people’s folklore and traditions has been sentenced to life in prison, according to a U.S.-based foundation that works on human rights cases in China. Rahile Dawut was convicted on charges of endangering...

California bishop acquitted in first United Methodist court trial of its kind in nearly a century

Sep. 22, 2023 21:04 PM EDT

A United Methodist Church court acquitted a California bishop Friday of all charges in the first trial of one of the church’s bishops in nearly a century. Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the first Latina bishop in the denomination and a prominent voice on behalf of immigrants, faced four...

FBI is investigating alleged abuse in Baton Rouge police warehouse known as the 'Brave Cave'

Sep. 22, 2023 20:32 PM EDT

The FBI said Friday it has opened a civil rights investigation into allegations in recent lawsuits that police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, assaulted drug suspects they detained in an obscure warehouse known as the “Brave Cave.” In one case, a man says he was taken to the warehouse...

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to concealing $225K loan from former Albanian official

Sep. 22, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official pleaded guilty on Friday to concealing at least $225,000 in cash that he allegedly received from a former Albanian intelligence official while working for the agency. Charles McGonigal, 55, was the special...

Judge questions Georgia prosecutors' effort to freeze a new law that could weaken their authority

Sep. 22, 2023 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge expressed skepticism Friday at demands to freeze a new Georgia law creating a commission to discipline and remove state prosecutors. Some Republicans want the new commission to discipline or remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for winning...

New Jersey Gov. Murphy calls on Sen. Menendez to resign, says fellow Democrat can't be effective after bribery charge

Sep. 22, 2023 17:10 PM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Murphy calls on Sen. Menendez to resign, says fellow Democrat can't be effective after bribery charge.

Oklahoma judge arrested in Texas capital, accused of shooting parked cars and causing collision

Sep. 22, 2023 13:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge was arrested in Austin, Texas, last week after authorities say he opened fire on parked vehicles while out driving, striking at least one of them, and intentionally crashed into a woman's vehicle, telling officers later that she had cut him off. ...

Pakistani authorities arrest journalist for allegedly spreading false news about state institutions

Sep. 22, 2023 12:38 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani security agents have arrested a senior Islamabad-based TV anchor known for his criticism of the authorities on charges of spreading false content about state institutions on social media, his news channel and family said Friday. Khalid Jamil was taken...

Weapons charges dropped in 2018 raid on family compound in desert that turned up child's remains

Sep. 21, 2023 21:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two firearms charges were dismissed Thursday amid preparations for a trial against an extended family arrested in a 2018 law enforcement raid on a ramshackle desert compound in northern New Mexico and the discovery of a young boy's decomposed body. The changes...