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Man accused of planning sorority killings denied release

Jul. 24, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has ordered a man accused of planning to kill sorority members at an Ohio university to remain behind bars. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Bowman on Friday cited a parole violation and the “serious nature of the charges" as reasons to keep...

First defendant of five found not guilty in Des Moines death

Jul. 24, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of five people charged in a 2019 shooting death in Des Moines has been found not guilty. Jackson Calaway, who is now 18, was 16 when he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rashid Ibrahim, 23, in Des Moines. ...

Mississippi man sentenced to life for killing of friend

Jul. 24, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of murder in the 2018 shooting death of a man who was his friend. The Daily Leader reported that Jesse Scott Smith was convicted Wednesday, after a two-day trial...

Sheriff must stop blocking property used by pipeline foes

Jul. 24, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota district judge has issued a temporary restraining ordered against the Hubbard County sheriff, ruling that the county must stop obstructing access to a property used by opponents of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline project. The Star Tribune...

Federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships

Jul. 23, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to fight a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations. A three-judge...

Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court

Jul. 23, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie scored a major victory Friday in her divorce with Brad Pitt when a California appeals court agreed with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their children should be disqualified. The 2nd District Court of Appeal...

Judge hears arguments in Alaska budget dispute lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge said he planned to issue a ruling next week in a lawsuit filed by Alaska's attorney general that raised questions about when the state budget takes effect. Superior Court Judge Herman Walker Jr. announced his plans after hearing...

Messy Grand Teton camp draws bear; Idaho woman fined $5.8K

Jul. 23, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered an Idaho woman to pay over $5,800 for leaving trash out that attracted a grizzly bear to her campsite in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife officials had to tranquilize the bear and move it by boat elsewhere in the park...

Colorado jury convicts man of killing pro cyclist in crash

Jul. 23, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of causing a crash that killed a professional cyclist in southwest Colorado. The Durango Herald reports Cordell Schneider was found guilty Thursday of vehicular homicide and reckless driving for the March 4, 2020, crash...

Judge: NYC mayor won't testify in Eric Garner inquiry

Jul. 23, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t have to testify in a judicial inquiry into the 2014 police chokehold death of Eric Garner, a judge ruled Friday, dashing a long-running quest by Garner’s relatives to have the mayor questioned under oath. ...