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Couple says hospital misplaced remains of miscarried baby

Aug. 23, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A couple says a suburban Philadelphia hospital misplaced the remains of their miscarried baby. Tiffany Griffin and Chad Greaves filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming Bryn Mawr Hospital mistakenly gave a funeral home Griffin's placenta to cremate instead of the baby's remains. Seventeen days...

2 NYC women caught in 2015 terrorism sting plead guilty

Aug. 23, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women caught in a 2015 terrorism sting involving an undercover New York Police Department officer posing as an Islamic convert pleaded guilty on Friday to charges they studied how to make bombs for a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, both from Queens,...

Judge says she can't order new trial for convicted murderer

Aug. 23, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a motion for a new trial for a St. Louis man serving a life sentence for murder, despite an investigation that contended misconduct by police and prosecutors led to his conviction. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan said in her order that she doesn't have the authority...

Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody

Aug. 23, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others. At a hearing in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said...

Man gets life for 1998 killing after confessions met doubt

Aug. 23, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As the father of an 18-year-old video store clerk spoke to her confessed killer, a slide show flashed on a monitor in a Montana courtroom Friday: the young woman smiling with a fish dangling from a pole, laughing with her brother perched atop a boulder and posing in a formal dress...

Man accused of killing 2 found competent to stand trial

Aug. 23, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police officer has been found competent to stand trial. The Orlando Sentinel reports Circuit Judge Leticia Marques ruled Friday that 43-year-old Markeith Loyd's murder cases could move forward, one week after his...

Prosecutor: Florida parking lot shooter was a 'vigilante'

Aug. 23, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

A white Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man after being shoved to the ground is a "vigilante" who carried a handgun because he liked provoking confrontations with people parked illegally in handicapped-accessible spaces, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments at the man's manslaughter...

The Latest: Jury deliberating over parking lot shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting over a parking spot in Florida (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Jurors are deliberating the fate of a white Florida man charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man after being shoved during a parking lot altercation. The six-member panel in...

'The Bachelor' star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash

Aug. 23, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man. Court records show that Chris Soules entered written consent documents on Friday agreeing to the suspended sentence and...

DOJ making changes to agency that runs immigration courts

Aug. 23, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday announced changes to the agency that runs the country's immigration courts, giving its director authority to weigh in and make appellate rulings on cases. The interim rule published by the Justice Department faced immediate criticism by the immigration...