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Judge: Doctor says man accused in newspaper slayings is sane

Oct. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge says a forensic psychiatrist for the state health department believes the man accused of killing five staffers at the Capital Gazette is legally sane. News organizations report that during Monday's pretrial hearing in Annapolis, Judge Laura Ripken said a health...

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

Oct. 21, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland's Cuyahoga County and...

The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell

Oct. 21, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A group of state attorneys general is pushing officials from other state and local governments to accept a $48 billion deal to settle all the opioid-related lawsuits against two drugmakers and the three biggest...

Court upholds dismissal of indictment in couple's killing

Oct. 21, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a murder indictment against a man accused of killing a couple who answered his Craigslist ad because some jurors in the case were not selected randomly. Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns was indicted on charges including murder in the...

Oklahoma City officer charged with murder goes on trial

Oct. 21, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of an Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a suicidal man who was apparently trying to set himself on fire. Sgt. Keith Sweeney is charged with second-degree murder in the Nov. 15, 2017, death of 29-year-old Dustin Pigeon. Jury selection...

Former SS camp guard tells court he's "haunted" by killings

Oct. 21, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 93-year-old German former Stutthof guard on trial in Hamburg on thousands of counts of accessory to murder testified Monday he regrets having served in the Nazi concentration camp. Bruno Dey, a former SS private, told the court that "the images of misery and horror have haunted me my entire...

French probe into Paris Nov. 2015 attacks has finished

Oct. 21, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French counterterrorism prosecutors have announced that the judicial investigation into the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in and around Paris has been completed. Prosecutors said 14 people have been charged in the case, including 11 who are jailed. Among them is Salah Abdeslam, the sole...

1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution

Oct. 21, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland. The counties are looking for money to help them fight and fix the epidemic, while families who...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Parents guilty of starving 5-year-old daughter to death

Oct. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Redmond couple of starving their 5-year-old adopted daughter to death. The Bulletin reports by unanimous jury verdicts Friday after a weekslong trial, Sacora Horn-Garcia and Estevan Garcia were found guilty of murder by abuse and criminal mistreatment. Garcia and...