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Schiff, ever a prosecutor, draws GOP ire in impeachment

Oct. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, there is no comparative figure in the...

Jury recommends death penalty for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when she had...

Ex-Cal State Northridge student sentenced for rape

Oct. 18, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California State University, Northridge, soccer player has been sentenced to eight years in prison for raping a woman on campus. Twenty-year-old Davis Moreno-Jaime of Loma Linda was sentenced Friday and ordered to register as a sex offender for life. Authorities say he knew the...

Botched Miranda warning excludes statements in Tibbetts case

Oct. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Part of the case against a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts appears to be in jeopardy because an officer failed to properly read him his Miranda rights. Prosecutors have agreed to exclude at...

Man convicted of killing senator's nephew gets life sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a nephew of Montana Sen. Jon Tester has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno sentenced 25-year-old John A. Radavich on Friday for the slaying of...

Official arrested, accused of breaking open records law

Oct. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SELBY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota county auditor accused of failing to make documents available for a public meeting was arrested and charged with violating the state's open meetings law, in a rare move seen as extreme by some media and open-government experts. Walworth County State's Attorney James Hare...

Diplomat said to have questioned optics of Hunter Biden job

Oct. 18, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent told impeachment investigators this week that he had raised concerns in 2015 about Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, working with a Ukrainian gas company. Kent told lawmakers investigating President Donald Trump's...

Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job

Oct. 18, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago is suing Wynn Resorts and company executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts. Jorgen...

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is again turning to Congress as part of a renewed bid to reduce his prison sentence. Cohen's lawyers sent a letter to the Democratic heads of three congressional committees last month urging them to ask U.S. District Judge...

Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told...