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Florida man found guilty of lesser charge in fatal shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 4:18 AM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man facing a first-degree murder charge has been convicted of a lesser manslaughter charge in a fatal shooting. The Ledger reports that a Polk County jury found 29-year-old Julian Bird guilty of the lesser charge on Friday. He was acquitted of related charges, including...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB case

Nov. 11, 2019 10:49 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian judge on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense at his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting at the 1MDB state investment fund that helped spur his shocking election ouster last year. Defense lawyers said...

Mulvaney to file his own impeachment lawsuit, lawyers say

Nov. 11, 2019 10:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, withdrawing his bid to join a separate case filed last month by a former Trump adviser, his attorneys said Monday. The plans were revealed in a court filing in...

Condemned Georgia man launches another appeal for DNA tests

Nov. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man sentenced to die Wednesday has launched another last-ditch appeal aimed at supporting his claims of innocence, asking a federal judge to stop his execution and order DNA testing on crime scene evidence. In court papers filed Friday in Valdosta, Cromartie's lawyers say such...

Judge: University of Missouri violated open records law

Nov. 11, 2019 12:34 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge has found that the University of Missouri knowingly violated the state's open records law by overestimating the cost to provide records of dogs and cats used in research to an animal rights group. Boone County Judge Jeff Harris sided Friday with Animal Rescue, Media &...

Verdict in trooper death trial expected Tuesday

Nov. 11, 2019 11:38 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A verdict in the jury-waived trial of a Massachusetts man charged with causing the death of a state police trooper is expected this week. The office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early says Judge Janet Kenton-Walker is scheduled to issue her ruling in the David Njuguna...

Russian court arrests murder-suspect professor

Nov. 11, 2019 11:24 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A St. Petersburg court on Monday ordered a prominent history professor suspected of murdering and dismembering a female student to be held in custody pending trial. The case of 63-year-old Oleg Sokolov, who taught at the St. Petersburg State University who became famous for...

Release of suspect in Albuquerque girl's death draws protest

Nov. 11, 2019 10:09 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to release a defendant charged in the 2016 killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl is drawing outrage. More than a hundred people protested downtown Sunday over the pending release of Fabian Gonzales while he awaits trial. Gonzales has been in jail for more...

Man charged with 1st-degree murder convicted of lesser crime

Nov. 11, 2019 6:49 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with first-degree murder in Linn County has been found guilty of a lesser charge, involuntary manslaughter. The Gazette reports that 32-year-old Donald Harris was acquitted of two other charges Friday: robbery and going armed with intent. The online court records...

Mexican immigrant fights for DACA as court ruling nears

Nov. 11, 2019 6:26 AM EST