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Ethics board ends appeal of UConn nepotism ruling for Edsall

Mar. 26, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's ethics board has withdrawn its appeal of a court decision that allowed UConn football coach Randy Edsall to keep his son as an assistant coach. An advisory board of the state Ethics Office originally found that the hiring of Corey Edsall to coach UConn's tight ends...

El Chapo seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Mar. 26, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a new trial to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case. Joaquin Guzman's defense team said in court filings that jurors repeatedly disregarded...

The Latest: Smollett not backtracking from original account

Mar. 26, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Neither Jussie Smollett nor his attorney have backtracked from his original account that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in January. The "Empire" actor spoke to reporters Tuesday...

2nd trial scheduled for woman accused of 1992 slaying

Mar. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A Tipton woman accused of killing her former boyfriend in 1992 is scheduled for another trial. The first trial of 56-year-old Annette Cahill ended in a mistrial March 12 because of a hung jury. The Des Moines Register reports that her second trial in Muscatine is scheduled to begin...

Court won't revive lawsuit over San Francisco pier shooting

Mar. 26, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused to reinstate a lawsuit the parents of Kate Steinle filed against San Francisco for refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities seeking to deport a man who later fatally shot Steinle. A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Man who took Alabama town for $1.9M sentenced to 5 years

Mar. 26, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The founder of business incubator who pleaded guilty to scamming residents of an Alabama city was sentenced Tuesday to more than five years in prison and ordered to return $1.9 million to investors. Kyle Sandler, 43, opened the Round House in 2014 as a launching pad for new tech...

Celebrity lawyer Geragos linked to Avenatti extortion case

Mar. 26, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defense attorney himself after being named in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. Geragos...

North Carolina's 20-week abortion ban ruled unconstitutional

Mar. 26, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has overruled a North Carolina law banning abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. U.S. District Judge William Osteen's ruling Monday gives state legislators 60 days before the law he declared unconstitutional is voided so that they can amend it or appeal his...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Mar. 26, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in January that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 22 — Smollett receives a racist and homophobic threatening letter at the studio in Chicago...

City pays $143K to settle suit over woman's botched arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has paid $143,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by an 88-year-old woman who said she was arrested and injured by officers who went to the wrong address. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the settlement stems from the 2015 arrest of Phyllis Stankiewicz by two...