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Home health cares in Iowa, South Dakota ordered to pay

Oct. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has ordered five home health care facilities in Iowa and South Dakota accused of filing fraudulent Medicare claims to pay more than $3.1 million. A complaint filed earlier this month in Cedar Rapid's federal court accused Sergeant Bluff Healthcare and Elk Point...

Judges grapple with misconduct claims in Jodi Arias case

Oct. 17, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Appellate judges who will decide whether to reverse Jodi Arias' murder conviction in the gruesome 2008 killing of her former boyfriend grappled Thursday with who was responsible for whipping up publicity during the salacious trial and whether alleged misconduct by a prosecutor should cause...

Bicycle deliveryman acquitted in fatal stabbing of developer

Oct. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury found a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman not guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications. The jury agreed that 22-year-old Michael White acted in self-defense in the July 2018 stabbing of...

Mexican court orders soldiers re-arrested in army massacre

Oct. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A court in Mexico ordered the re-arrest of seven soldiers on abuse of authority charges for the 2014 army killings of suspects in a grain warehouse. The ruling made public Thursday re-opens the thorny question of army executions, just two days after the army killed 14 suspects in a...

Man convicted of killing in decapitation killing

Oct. 17, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death and decapitating her as their 3-year-old daughter watched has been convicted of murder in a stipulated trial. KOMO reports that a Skagit County Superior Court judge handed down the verdict Wednesday against 32-year-old Timothy...

Judge: Man who crashed into federal building mentally unfit

Oct. 17, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered a Montana man charged with intentionally crashing his car into a federal building be treated for mental and physical health issues. The Missoulian reported Wednesday that 54-year-old William Hutton underwent court-ordered psychiatric evaluation for two months...

Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on

Oct. 17, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials expected to gather for further talks. U.S District Judge Dan Polster had ordered executives for the companies...

The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue

Oct. 17, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the push for a settlement intensifies with drug executives heading to Cleveland for further talks. A person with knowledge of...

Man ordered to repay settlement from jail injury lawsuit

Oct. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man to repay most of a $2 million settlement he received after claiming he was injured while he was an inmate at the Boone County jail. U.S. District Judge Nanette Kay Laughrey this month found Derrick Houston committed fraud to obtain the settlement. He was...

Court won't reconsider judge's bid to handle execution cases

Oct. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider a request by a judge who demonstrated against the death penalty to resume hearing execution cases. Justices on Thursday denied Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's request that the court take another look at its Sept. 19...