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Man accused of killing woman's dog with hammer gets 9 months

Sep. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a woman's puppy with a hammer has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Shearer, of Portage, learned his sentence on Friday. He pleaded no contest in May to the mistreatment of an animal causing death, disorderly conduct...

Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

Sep. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old...

Trial to start for Georgia cop who shot naked, unarmed man

Sep. 21, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A police officer responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex arrived on the scene, exited his vehicle and shot the man almost immediately. Now a jury must decide if he's guilty of murder. Robert "Chip" Olsen, then a DeKalb County...

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Sep. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

2 vaping companies settle LA suit, won't sell to minors

Sep. 20, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors. The city attorney's office announced a lawsuit settlement Friday with NEwhere Inc. and VapeCo Distribution LLC. The LA-based companies also will pay $350,000 in...

Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment

Sep. 20, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women. Gina Riggi said in her harassment lawsuit filed Thursday that she worked for 22 years for Rose and Bloomberg, the company where...

Ex-CEO sentenced to 7 years for visa fraud scheme

Sep. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The former CEO of two Bellevue tech firms has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for a sophisticated visa fraud scheme that cheated workers out of their wages and cheated the government out of over $1 million in taxes. KOMO reports that 50-year-old Pradyumna Kumar...

Oklahoma man gets no-parole life sentence for killing deputy

Sep. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man who narrowly avoided the death penalty for the shooting death of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. A judge on Friday sentenced Nathan LeForce to life in prison without parole for the 2017 killing of Logan County Deputy...

Court denies release for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Sep. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday denied the latest parole bid by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. Two of the three appellate judges upheld former Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to block her parole last year. She is serving a life sentence for helping Manson and others...

Judge: Trump must give deposition in protesters' lawsuit

Sep. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge Friday ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower in 2015. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump's effort to quash the subpoena, ordering him...