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Man charged with threat to blow up Spokane courthouse

Dec. 6, 2019 11:17 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane man who pleaded guilty in 2013 to mailing a threat to bomb the city's federal courthouse has been indicted on suspicion that he sent a similar threat from the Spokane County Jail in October. Scott J. Franklin, 49, was sentenced to 33 1/2 months in prison in 2013 for mailing...

Indians demand justice after woman gang raped and killed

Dec. 2, 2019 7:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and other Indian cities on Monday to demand justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed last week. The protesters demanded a fast-track investigation of the case and stringent laws for the safety of women...

Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case

Nov. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EST

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school. "MAKE SURE THE TEACHERS ARE DEAD," he ranted in a notebook. "Then rinse...

City clerk ordered to pay $42K for refusing records request

Nov. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri city clerk must pay a $4,000 fine and nearly 10 times that amount in attorney fees for refusing to honor a woman’s public records request, a state appeals court ruled in a decision that could have important implications for how such requests are handled going...

American among 3 drug prisoners in escape from Thai court

Nov. 5, 2019 10:01 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in the town of Pattaya in eastern Thailand, prison officials said Tuesday. Corrections Department Director-General Naras Savestana said in a statement that the three, who were shackled, escaped Monday...

Executive privilege mentioned in case of Giuliani associates

Oct. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Rudy Giuliani associates with ties to Ukraine pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they used foreign money to make illegal campaign contributions, with a defense lawyer for one of them floating the idea that the White House could assert executive privilege over evidence in the case....

Judge: Outside help OK for Seattle Police accountability

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the city of Seattle may consult outside experts to study ways to fix flaws in the Seattle Police Department's internal investigations of officers accused of misconduct. But The Seattle Times reports that U.S. District Judge James Robart, who is presiding over a 2012...