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Rhode Island man pleads guilty to threatening professor

Sep. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to sending a series of threatening emails to a Massachusetts college professor who spoke in favor of abortion rights. Matthew Haviland, of North Kingstown, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to stalking and transmitting a...

The Latest: Hearing with Trump loyalist ends after 6 hours

Sep. 18, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump has concluded on a combative note after six hours of testimony from Corey Lewandowski....

Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial has been shot dead in Amsterdam, sparking calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said that 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot Wednesday morning by a man who...

Ex-Ohio state trooper enters plea in son's accidental death

Sep. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio state trooper whose 4-year-old son fatally shot himself with an unsecured handgun has been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge. Thirty-two-year-old Fu Sun entered an Alford plea Tuesday in a Toledo courtroom to a charge of negligent homicide in the death of his son, Evan,...

Kentucky judge lets PTA appeal fundraising records release

Sep. 18, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has delayed his order for Kentucky PTA to release its financial records while the private nonprofit appeals. The Courier Journal reports Judge Charles Cunningham on Monday directed the nonprofit to file its request for an injunction, rather than fulfill his initial order to...

Embattled Massachusetts mayor survives preliminary election

Sep. 18, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia was one of the two top vote-getters in Fall River's preliminary election for mayor Tuesday. He now faces off against school...

Volunteer firefighter pleads not guilty in corncrib fire

Sep. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — A November trial is scheduled for a volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to a corncrib in western Iowa's Sac County. Sac County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack pleaded not guilty Monday to arson, burglary and other crimes. The trial start is set for Nov. 5....

House Democrats, Lewandowski spar at 1st impeachment hearing

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend and...

Moscow court rules to release anti-government protester

Sep. 18, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled to release a protester, who was facing years in prison for assaulting police, following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own pleas to keep the man in jail,...

Ex-Atlanta Falcons player gets prison for molesting girl, 12

Sep. 18, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former Atlanta Falcons player has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 23-year-old Justin Kenyuno Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child molestation and sodomy as part of deal that dropped other...