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Defense presents testimony in Navy SEAL murder case

Jun. 26, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers went on the offensive Wednesday in the murder trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a wounded Islamic State prisoner in Iraq and shooting at civilians. The prosecution rested its case a day earlier in the San Diego court-martial of Special Operations Chief...

Lawsuit calls Arkansas "ag-gag" law unconstitutional

Jun. 26, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups. Lawyers the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other animal rights organizations...

The Latest: Defense presents testimony in SEAL murder case

Jun. 26, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Defense attorneys for a Navy SEAL accused of killing a wounded prisoner in Iraq say the Navy has indicated to them that fellow SEALs who had taken the...

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to toss groping case is denied

Jun. 26, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working, saying Wednesday that she needed time to review written arguments and didn't want to make a rash decision. Judge Keisha Espinal said she wouldn't rule on the actor's request to...

ICE lays claim to Ukrainian driver accused in fatal crash

Jun. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is taking steps to ensure a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead remains in custody even if his criminal case were dismissed. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is...

High court upholds precedents on deference to agencies

Jun. 26, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a conservative push to limit the power of federal agencies. The high court declined to overrule two past cases that had been criticized by conservatives as giving unelected officials vast lawmaking power. But the way the justices clarified the older...

Authorities investigate deadly stabbing in East Longmeadow

Jun. 26, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing at an East Longmeadow home has pleaded not guilty. Matthew Scavotto was held without bail after pleading not guilty Wednesday in Palmer District Court to murder. Police responded to the home on Somers Road, which is Route 83, on Tuesday...

The Latest: Texas trial over death of child moves to jury

Jun. 26, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Dallas-area man in the death of his 3-year-old daughter (all times local): 1 p.m. A jury in Dallas has begun deliberating whether to sentence a 39-year-old man to life in prison over the 2017 death of his 3-year-old daughter, who he claims choked on milk before he...

Alleged sex tape in R. Kelly case turned over to defense

Jun. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago. The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood asked...

Parents of slain Kansas City man sue gun maker, dealer

Jun. 26, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a slain Kansas City man are suing the manufacturer of the weapon used in the shooting and the dealer accused of selling it to a former fire captain who is charged in federal court with knowingly supplying firearms to felons. Alvino and Beverly Crawford filed the...