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Prosecutors OK with probation for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Dec. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who provided “extraordinary assistance" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates met with...

Michigan townships, company reach deal over contamination

Dec. 10, 2019 8:00 PM EST

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two western Michigan townships reached a tentative settlement with a footwear company in a federal lawsuit over contaminated water, officials announced Tuesday. The tentative deal between Plainfield and Algoma townships and Wolverine World Wide calls for the company to pay...

Attorneys for student ask court to dismiss murder charge

Dec. 10, 2019 7:45 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Northern Arizona University student are asking the state Court of Appeals to dismiss a first-degree murder charge against their client. A Coconino County Superior Court judge rejected the bid last month. Attorneys for Steven Jones filed a petition with the...

New judge to decide on removing life support for Texas baby

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A new judge will consider if a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family's opposition after the impartiality of the previous judge was questioned. A temporary restraining order stopping Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth from removing...

Prison department updates execution secrecy rules

Dec. 10, 2019 7:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials have changed their administrative rules to ensure secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs. Like previous versions, the rule updated earlier this year forbids the Idaho Department of Correction from disclosing “under any...

Man gets jail, probation for strangling 85-year-old mom

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who violated a no-contact order and strangled his 85-year-old mother has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 57-year-old James Keith was sentenced Tuesday. Keith assaulted his mother in...

Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a slain Alabama toddler was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was killed and her body left in a dumpster, an investigator testified Tuesday. The information was disclosed in a preliminary hearing for Patrick Stallworth, who faces a capital...

Jury: Lawmaker didn't lie to FBI, hung on 2 other charges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal jury in western Michigan on Tuesday cleared a Republican state lawmaker of lying to federal authorities but was hung on two other charges against him. Jurors found Rep. Larry Inman not guilty of lying to the FBI but could not reach a verdict on charges of attempted...

Roswell man gets 207 months in prison in firearms, drug case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for firearms and drug offenses after shooting at police in 2017. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Jose Manuel Diaz-Montelongo was sentenced Monday to a 207-month term for discharging a firearm during a drug...

Democrats unveil impeachment charges; Trump left 'no choice'

Dec. 10, 2019 6:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020...