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Illinois court upholds dismissal of suit against Hastert

Jun. 25, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to toss a lawsuit alleging former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused a fourth-grader in the 1970s, saying it agreed the accuser filed the suit too late. The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports the Illinois...

Alabama police seek kin of man whose remains found in home

Jun. 25, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities are searching for relatives of a man whose skeletal remains were found in a home nearly two weeks ago. AL.com reports the Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the man as 55-year-old Roger Perkins. Perkins was living in a home in Leeds since 1998. His remains...

'Kill zone' prosecutions limited by California Supreme Court

Jun. 25, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court has limited "kill zone" prosecutions, where defendants are charged with the attempted murder of people near a crime scene regardless of whether they were targeted or injured. The justices unanimously decided Monday to overturn kill zone convictions...

US government investigating poultry price-fixing claims

Jun. 25, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating price-fixing charges against the country's biggest poultry companies. The Department of Justice tipped its hand last week when it requested a temporary halt to discovery proceedings in a 2016 class-action lawsuit filed by food distributor Maplevale Farms....

Pickup driver pleads not guilty in fatal motorcycle crash

Jun. 25, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A driver for a transport company who has a history of traffic arrests pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide in a collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural highway. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was ordered to remain in preventive detention, with a judge...

Trial site chosen for suspect in 2018 Texas school shootings

Jun. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused in the fatal shooting of 10 people at his Houston-area school faces trial 45 miles (72.42 kilometers) from where the attack happened. A judge in Galveston County has moved the capital murder trial of 18-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who attended Santa Fe High...

The Latest: Ex-NFL player, girlfriend indicted in girl death

Jun. 25, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on murder and child abuse against a former pro football player and his girlfriend in the death of the woman's 5-year-old daughter in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A former pro football player and his girlfriend have been indicted on murder and felony child abuse...

Boy, 15, man, 25, suspected in San Diego-area pipe beating

Jun. 25, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

LEMON GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of beating a man with a long stick and a metal pipe near San Diego. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says deputies responded Monday to a 911 call about a man bleeding in the street in...

Tribes to get more documents sought in Dakota Access lawsuit

Jun. 25, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit seeking to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg directed the federal agency to give...

Judge upholds $6.6M judgment against rapper Yo Gotti

Jun. 25, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is refusing to throw out a $6.6 million judgment against rapper Yo Gotti. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the rapper, whose legal name is Mario Mims, appeared in court Monday asking for the decision to be vacated. Singer Young Fletcher's manager Michael...