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Man found guilty of murder in shooting of Tennessee deputy

Aug. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a man of first-degree premeditated murder for fatally shooting a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy in 2018 before setting fire to his patrol car with his body inside. Jurors found Steven Wiggins guilty of 10 charges in the...

Georgia man sentenced in fake autograph scheme in Alabama

Aug. 05, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia man who created websites to sell memorabilia bearing fake autographs was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to federal charges in Alabama, prosecutors said. Douglas Duren, 38, of Atlanta pleaded...

People fleeing Hong Kong crackdown get temporary US haven

Aug. 05, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden granted temporary refuge Thursday to people from Hong Kong amid the Chinese government's effort to crush the pro-democracy movement and tighten its control on a city once known for its freedom. Biden signed a memorandum allowing...

AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

Defense blasts shoddy job by police in 1984 hammer killings

Aug. 05, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Nevada inmate accused of killing three members of a suburban Denver family with a hammer nearly 40 years ago told jurors Thursday that police did a shoddy job investigating the murders, leaving key evidence untested for DNA evidence. ...

Ex-Kansas forward de Sousa found not guilty of battery

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A jury on Thursday found former Kansas forward Silvio de Sousa not guilty of aggravated battery for hitting a man in the face during a New Year’s Day bar fight. De Sousa hugged his lawyer and praised God following the jury’s decision, The...

Defense queries widow of murder victim about affair comment

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The wife of one of four people killed in an attack at a North Dakota property management firm testified in the murder trial Thursday that comments she made to police about having her husband “taken out” if he ever cheated on her were made in jest. ...

Watchdog: No evidence Giuliani had Clinton probe inside info

Aug. 05, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday that it did not find evidence that FBI agents shared inside information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation with Rudy Giuliani. The question of whether anyone had leaked information to...

St. Louis man wants his guns back after governor's pardon

Aug. 05, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis man who along with his wife was pardoned after waving guns at social justice demonstrators has filed a lawsuit to have the guns returned and to have fines the couple paid returned to them. Mark McCloskey, a Republican candidate for the...

Dancers allege instructor, wife, sexually abused them

Aug. 05, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that the husband of a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse. Boston Ballet’s Sage Humphries and...