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Florida man acquitted of attempted murder by electrocution

Jun. 23, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Florida man of attempted murder in what investigators called a plot to electrocute his estranged wife by rigging their front door with wires. The Daytona Beach News Journal reported Saturday that jury did convict 33-year-old Michael Wilson of stealing a gun from...

Exploration under way for southeast Alaska mine project

Jun. 22, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The developer of a proposed mine in southeast Alaska is moving ahead with exploration following a favorable court decision. That decision, however, is being appealed by critics of the project, which is located near Haines. Liz Cornejo, vice president for community and external affairs...

10 years later, a look at people surrounding Michael Jackson

Jun. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: ___ MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, finances and...

Jury finds doctor guilty of drug trafficking, Medicaid fraud

Jun. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor accused of prescribing opioids and other drugs without a legitimate purpose has been found guilty of more than 100 charges including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated drug trafficking and Medicaid fraud. The Canton Repository reports a Stark County jury this week also...

Son of ex-Gov. Askew wins $1M verdict over job termination

Jun. 22, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The son of former Gov. Reubin Askew has won a nearly $1 million jury verdict in a lawsuit that challenged his termination from a job at a Florida government agency. The jury in Leon County found in favor of Kevin Askew this week. Askew filed a discrimination lawsuit over his 2015...

State seeks review of ruling that tossed teen sentences

Jun. 22, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Department of Justice will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review last month's ruling by the state Supreme Court that tossed the nearly 67-year sentences given to twin boys who were 15 when they murdered an elderly couple in Salem. The state Supreme Court said the sentences for...

Court tosses black man's murder conviction over racial bias

Jun. 22, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The removal of black...

Judge overturns California water pipeline approval

Jun. 21, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has overturned Trump administration approval for a water pipeline through Southern California public lands. The judge on Thursday ruled that the Bureau of Land Management wrongly eased the way for a proposed 43-mile Mojave Desert pipeline. Cadiz Inc. wants to transport...

Jury awards $6M in Drew Brees diamond-fraud lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him over-priced diamonds. The San Diego Union-Tribune says a Superior Court jury made the award Friday in a fraud suit Brees and his wife filed...

Dominican judge sends 6 to trial in giant Odebrecht scandal

Jun. 21, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A judge in the Dominican Republic on Friday ordered a former Senate president, an ex-public works minister and four other people to stand trial in a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Judge Francisco Ortega Polanco sent ex-Senate...