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Officer whose affidavit led to deadly raid out of hospital

Feb. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston officer who the police chief says lied in an affidavit that led to a deadly drug raid has been discharged from the hospital. Officer Gerald Goines' attorney, Nicole DeBorde, says Goines was discharged Thursday from Memorial Hermann Hospital. Police Chief Art Acevedo says Goines...

New attorney general to investigate priests, Nassar, Flint

Feb. 21, 2019 5:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's new Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday that an investigation into sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church will be lengthy and could uncover more than 1,000 victims in Michigan over the course of decades. Nessel, who took office last month, disclosed the...

Prosecutor: Actor gave detailed instructions for fake attack

Feb. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record the...

Ex-Wisconsin man charged in wife's 40-year-old disappearance

Feb. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EST

MUSKEGO, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin man is charged with first-degree murder decades after the disappearance of his wife, whom he said stormed out of their home after an argument in 1979 and has not been seen since. Cash bond for John Bayerl, 78, was set at $500,000 on Thursday. Bayerl remained in the...

Document: Man accused of attacking officer asked to be shot

Feb. 21, 2019 5:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Islamic State follower asked a Phoenix-area sheriff's sergeant during a violent encounter six weeks ago to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife in hand, according to a court document authorities were forced to release Wednesday. The...

No charges against Stillwater officer in fatal shooting

Feb. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EST

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Stillwater police officer won't face charges for fatally shooting a man armed with a knife last November. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput says his office found that the officer was justified in using deadly force against 22-year-old Keaton Larson. Officers from Stillwater,...

Former Rutgers football player indicted for attempted murder

Feb. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers football player has been indicted for allegedly plotting to murder family members of a female acquaintance. A grand jury in Middlesex County handed up an indictment against Izaia Bullock on Thursday. Bullock faces two counts of attempted murder and two counts of...

AG urges dioceses to halt reviews, says probe may take years

Feb. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says an investigation into possible sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Michigan may last two years, and she has asked the state's seven dioceses to suspend their own internal review processes until the probe is complete. She said Thursday...

3 teens indicted in carjacking that killed pastor's wife

Feb. 21, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three teens have been indicted after a New Orleans pastor's wife was run over and killed by her own car during a carjacking. Authorities say 49-year-old Jeannot Franco Plessy was pulled from a car while stopped in front of her daughter's home Nov. 27. She was thrown to the ground and...

Minnesota House votes to eliminate 'marital rape exception'

Feb. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. Rep. Zack Stephenson, the bill's lead author, told lawmakers before the 130-0 vote Thursday that repealing the "marital...