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Cruz due in Florida court hearing in 2018 school shooting

Jul. 17, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz is due back in a Florida courtroom for a hearing in the 2018 school shooting that left 17 people dead. A status hearing is set Wednesday for 20-year-old Cruz, who faces the death penalty if convicted. A likely topic is whether the case is moving toward a planned...

The Latest: Immigrant advocates sue over new asylum rule

Jul. 17, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's effort to end asylum protections for many migrants (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Immigrant advocates are suing the Trump administration over its move to end asylum protections for most migrants who cross the southern U.S. border. The American Civil...

The Latest: Officer in chokehold death case is 'gratified'

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision not to bring civil rights charges in the death of Eric Garner (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawyer says New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo (pan-tuh-LAY'-oh) is "gratified" that the Justice Department carefully reviewed his case rather than what he calls the...

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part of a far-reaching opioids case, shows...

Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper shooting case

Jul. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper last year. The hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court is set for Wednesday in Annapolis. Prosecutors have asked Judge Laura Ripken to order the...

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in US case

Jul. 17, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" go quietly? For Joaquin Guzman, that's the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated hearing could be his last chance to speak publicly before spending the rest of his life behind bars at...

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro online

Jul. 17, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (AP) — Karen Palacios' Yamaha clarinet still rests where she left it atop sheet music of a Mozart concerto that she practiced diligently the night before two strangers dressed in black lured her away in a luxury SUV. The 25-year-old musician's captors duped her into believing she was...

Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China. Closing arguments Wednesday come after testimony in the death-penalty phase of...

Sentencing delayed for Backpage managers who pleaded guilty

Jul. 17, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed until July 2020 for two Backpage.com managers convicted in cases that accuse the site of ignoring warnings to stop running prostitution ads. CEO Carl Ferrer had pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in Arizona. Ferrer acknowledged knowing a majority of...

Felon fighting charges in killing of Vietnamese tour leaders

Jul. 17, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A convicted felon facing the death penalty in the robbery-killing of two Vietnamese tour leaders at a Las Vegas Strip hotel wants a judge to throw out his criminal indictment and set him free. Julius Trotter's attorney, Lisa Rasmussen, is due to argue Wednesday that prosecutors withheld...