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Attorney: Plea deal possible for Jeff Bezos event protester

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal welfare activist from California who was arrested after approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas. Attorney David Chesnoff told a judge on Monday he's talking with prosecutors about reducing...

Louisiana coroner: Museum founder was suffocated to death

Jul. 15, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana coroner has ruled the death of a 75-year-old woman who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum a homicide by suffocation. East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark released preliminary autopsy results Monday that show Sadie Roberts-Joseph was suffocated to death...

Police officer gets probation for kneeing handcuffed man

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer accused of kneeing a handcuffed suspect last year has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete an anger management course. Paula McMahon of the Broward state attorney's office says 29-year-old Coral Springs Officer Sandy Gomez...

The Latest: Avenatti says he represents 3 R. Kelly victims

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti says that he now represents three victims of singer R. Kelly, three whisleblowers who have information about the case and three parents of victims. Speaking at a press conference in...

Judge weighs bail for Epstein; women urge jail until trial

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls. The women stood just feet from where Epstein was seated in his blue jail outfit as they asked a federal judge to...

Nebraska child welfare firm sues state after losing contract

Jul. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A firm that has managed child welfare cases in the Omaha area for years will sue Nebraska state officials who awarded a new contract to a different nonprofit. PromiseShip announced plans Monday to file the lawsuit after the officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and...

State investigating Wally Lamb's inmate writing program

Jul. 15, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is investigating an inmate writing program run by author Wally Lamb after a lawsuit was filed this spring by participants. The lawsuit alleges the inmates have not been paid for their contributions to Lamb's third anthology of writings designed to give female...

Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

Jul. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Australian model has been sentenced in Los Angeles to community service and probation but no prison time for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney sentenced Adau Mornyang on Monday to three years of probation...

Trial begins for man charged with stabbing woman 11 times

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed his wife in front of their daughter in 1979 committed a similar atrocity nearly four decades later when, at age 76, he stabbed woman 11 times in front of her twins outside a laundromat in Lewiston, a prosecutor told jurors Monday. There's video of Albert Flick...