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Janet Uhlar sits for a photo at her dining room table with an arrangement of letters and pictures she received through her correspondence with imprisoned Boston organized crime boss James

After learning of Whitey Bulger LSD tests, juror has regrets

Feb. 22, 2020 4:53 PM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger says she regrets her decision after learning that he was an unwitting participant in a covert CIA experiment with LSD. Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of...

No felony conviction in ex-athlete's sexual assault trial

Feb. 22, 2020 3:13 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women has ended with a jury convicting him of misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact. A jury on Friday declined to convict Clay Conaway on felony charges of attempted second-degree...

Appeals court throws out southwestern Ind. man's convictions

Feb. 22, 2020 12:26 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana man's convictions on charges of killing his wife and shooting his adult twin daughters have been overturned because the jury forewoman didn't disclose a prior criminal charge and her history as a domestic violence victim. The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday...

Man accused of killing highway worker in crash found guilty

Feb. 22, 2020 12:20 PM EST

NICHOLS, N.Y. (AP) — A tractor trailer driver accused of killing a New York transportation worker was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide. Lawrence Faucett, 37, of Ulster, Pennsylvania was convicted by a Tioga County jury Friday in the March 2019 death of Dennis “Matt” Howe, 45, of...

Man accused in hospital ramp killing ruled competent

Feb. 22, 2020 12:06 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has ruled the man charged with fatally beating a nurse practitioner in a Milwaukee hospital parking ramp may go forward with his insanity defense. Kenneth Freeman, 28, is accused of killing 33-year-old Carlie Beaudin after following her into the parking ramp at Froedtert Hospital...

Ruling: No budget conflict in Louisiana city's Mayor's Court

Feb. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court has ruled that officials in a Louisiana city do not have a conflict of interest involving fines and fees collected by a city court. A 2017 lawsuit claimed the “Mayor's Court” in Gretna collects fines and fees that go into the city's general fund. The suit...

Key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit heads to Supreme Court

Feb. 22, 2020 10:24 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When plans for the 605-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline were first unveiled in 2014, supporters of the natural gas project brimmed with enthusiasm and promises. The pipeline would bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets in Virginia and North Carolina, and with it, would...

Georgians could vote on making it easier to sue governments

Feb. 22, 2020 9:20 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians could get a chance to vote on making it easier to sue state government under a constitutional amendment moving forward in the General Assembly. The House voted 163-0 on Thursday to pass House Resolution 1023. It moves to the Senate, where it would need a two-thirds vote to make it...

Court overturns conviction for accomplice in officer death

Feb. 21, 2020 8:06 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a woman convicted as an accomplice in a police officer's killing in 2014. There is a reasonable possibility the jury would not have found Meagan Grunwald guilty if there hadn't been an error in jury instructions, wrote Chief...

Jury acquits woman who claimed self-defense in stabbing

Feb. 21, 2020 8:00 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A jury on Friday acquitted a Pine Ridge woman who said she fatally stabbed her boyfriend in self-defense. Jurors deliberated about four-and-a-half hours before finding Doreen Brown, 44, not guilty of second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the...