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Irish judge: Suspect in migrant truck deaths should go to UK

Jan. 24, 2020 7:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — An Irish judge ruled Friday that a truck driver wanted over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated container near London can be extradited from Ireland to the U.K. At Dublin's High Court, Judge Donald Binchy said 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison should be sent to Britain to...

Sen. Richard Burr R-NC., displays a stress ball as he walks to the Senate Chamber prior to the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trial highlights: Conspiracy theories and fidget spinners

Jan. 24, 2020 2:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump's impeachment trial. Highlights of Thursday's session , which...

Son of ex-US Rep. Christopher Collins spared prison

Jan. 23, 2020 7:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins was spared a prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in an insider trading conspiracy with his father. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ordered 27-year-old Cameron Collins to serve 500 hours of community service over the next five...

California man sentenced in stolen tax refund checks scheme

Jan. 22, 2020 4:56 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison with no parole for participating in a scheme to cash more than $447,000 in stolen tax refund checks. Dante L. Chestnut, 31, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank...

STORY REMOVED: PA--Waitress-Casino Scheme

Jan. 21, 2020 5:47 PM EST

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about an ex-waitress sentenced for her role in a slot machine scam at a Pennsylvania casino. The information is outdated; the sentencing occurred in 2017 and was re-published erroneously. The AP will not move a corrected version of the...

Homicide charge dropped against 1 in movie theater slaying

Jan. 18, 2020 3:31 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped criminal homicide and conspiracy charges against one of two men arrested in a shooting death inside a Pennsylvania movie theater last month. Jalen Bellaflores, 19, remains charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice and evidence-tampering, a...

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2020 9:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis's elected top prosecutor says the city, its police union and others violated a Civil War-era law by allegedly engaging in a racist conspiracy to force her from office and prevent her from reforming racist practices. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said the...

New Mexico man given deferred sentence for forged ballots

Jan. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man received a deferred sentence for forging signatures on applications for absentee ballots in a 2016 municipal election. Dyon Herrera, 24, pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to violate the municipal code in Espanola, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported. The charge is...

Ex-Green Beret admits to scheme to take government cash

Jan. 14, 2020 12:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army Green Beret pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy while deployed to Afghanistan to steal about $200,000 from government funds meant for purposes ranging from humanitarian efforts to base construction, prosecutors said. The Raleigh-based U.S. attorney's office...

Maryland teen sentenced to 50 years in MS-13 linked killing

Jan. 14, 2020 9:18 AM EST

RIVERDALE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has sentenced a teenager to 50 years in prison for his role in the killing of a 14-year-old girl who was beaten and slashed with a machete in a gang-related attack last year. Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Cathy Serrette sentenced Josue...