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Prosecutors in Whitmer kidnap plot say life sentence fits

Dec. 05, 2022 19:11 PM EST

Federal prosecutors told a judge Monday that a life prison sentence would be justified for the leader of a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying his goal to turn the country upside down in 2020 was a forerunner of rampant anti-government extremism. “If our elected...

Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

Dec. 05, 2022 19:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga’s dog walker while stealing her French bulldogs last year took a plea deal and was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, officials said. The Lady Gaga connection was a coincidence, authorities have said. The motive...

Ex-consultant for ex-U.S. Rep Scott Taylor takes plea deal

Dec. 05, 2022 18:54 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former campaign consultant for ex-U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor pleaded no contest Monday to three election-related misdemeanor charges in a case involving fraudulent petition signatures. Robert “Rob” Catron will avoid prison time after receiving a...

North Carolina blackouts caused by shootings could last days

Dec. 05, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people braced Monday for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. Across Moore County, many businesses and restaurants...

What's at stake as Trump Org. trial deliberations continue

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one ballot former President Donald Trump would rather not be associated with: the verdict sheet at his company’s criminal tax fraud trial. Deliberations are set to spill into a second day Tuesday as jurors weigh charges that the Trump Organization helped...

Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in California fraud case

Dec. 05, 2022 18:11 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday in Southern California and ordered to pay more than $10 million in restitution after admitting he cheated four of his clients out of millions of dollars. The sentence should...

Ex-Miami congressman Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe

Dec. 05, 2022 17:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government has been arrested in connection to an ongoing federal criminal investigation, law enforcement officials said. David Rivera, a Republican who served from...

Judd family files notice to dismiss suit over death records

Dec. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of country singer Naomi Judd on Monday filed a notice to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit that sought to block journalists from accessing the police investigation records surrounding her death. Judd died on April 30 at her home in Tennessee at the...

Report blasts Virginia schools' handling of sex assaults

Dec. 05, 2022 17:55 PM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury convened at the request of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a scathing report against a northern Virginia school system accusing it of mishandling a student who sexually assaulted classmates at two different high schools last year. ...

Bribery, fraud charges dismissed against ex-NY Lt. Governor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin were tossed out Monday by a federal judge, leaving Benjamin to face only records falsification charges. Prosecutors notified the judge hours later that they were appealing the ruling. Six...