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Fairbanks police say officer stole money from lost wallet
10 Dec 2018 at 8:23pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Fairbanks police say an officer has resigned after admitting that he stole up to $80 from a lost wallet that was turned over to him.
Police say Manuel Beza resigned on Friday. He could not be reached for comment Monday.
Police spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch says the ...
Florida mailed ballots not counted
by Gary Fineout
10 Dec 2018 at 8:15pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.
The Department of State late last week informed a federal judge that 6,670 ballots were mailed ahead of the Nov. 6 election but were not counted because ...
Immigrants must prove they aren't public burden under proposed Trump administ...
by Stephen Dinan
10 Dec 2018 at 8:12pm
The Trump administration is now on the clock to finalize one of the biggest changes to legal immigration policy in a generation, after the official comment period ended Monday on a plan to require immigrants to show they aren't a public burden if they want to extend their visas or ...
Drummer suspected of embezzling $750K from charity concert
10 Dec 2018 at 8:00pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say the former musical director for the United Nations and Arsenio Hall's TV show has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling $750,000 from an overseas charity concert for homeless children.
The U.S. Attorney's office says Monday that Robin DiMaggio could face wire fraud charges. It ...
Judge Laurel Beeler rules Trump administration justified in ending Obama-era ...
by Sudhin Thanawala
10 Dec 2018 at 7:31pm
SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday.
Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler threw out the bulk of a lawsuit that argued the termination ...
2 students arrested after altercation at Minneapolis school
10 Dec 2018 at 7:27pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police have arrested two girls after an altercation at Edison High School.
Officers were called to a disturbance at the front desk of the northeast Minneapolis high school just before 10 a.m. Monday. A police spokeswoman says the girls were arrested for disorderly conduct and assault. ...
Cape-wearing lawyer pleads guilty to theft
10 Dec 2018 at 7:19pm
CHICAGO (AP) - A former personal injury lawyer in Chicago who created a cape-wearing character to drum up business has pleaded guilty to keeping secret from clients' settlements he'd reached and keeping the settlement money for himself.
The Chicago Tribune reports that 64-year-old Jordan Margolis pleaded guilty Monday to one ...
City attorney driven home after arrest without jail booking
10 Dec 2018 at 7:18pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A city attorney in Mississippi was arrested and driven home by a police officer without being booked at the jail, fingerprinted or photographed.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Tupelo city attorney Ben Logan was brought to the county jail ...
Milwaukee Co. correctional officer accused of abusing inmate
10 Dec 2018 at 7:16pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A correctional officer at the Milwaukee County Jail is accused of abusing an inmate.
Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt said Monday he ordered the arrest of the 43-year-old man from Milwaukee over the weekend.
In a news release, Schmidt said "Renegade staff will not be tolerated in the ...
Man sentenced in deadly shooting at Jackson intersection
10 Dec 2018 at 7:14pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has been sentenced in the August 2017 shooting death of a woman at a traffic light near downtown Jackson.
The Clarion Ledger reports 22-year-old Nicholas Jason Coats pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder. Court records show he was sentenced to 40 years in ...
Republicans beginning to worry about Trump re-election
by JONATHAN LEMIRE, ALAN FRAM and ELANA SCHOR
10 Dec 2018 at 7:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election.
Trump, ever confident of his ability ...
Jury acquits ex-Omaha officer in death after repeated stuns
10 Dec 2018 at 7:08pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a former Omaha police officer charged after the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked a dozen times with a stun gun.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that jurors on Monday found 39-year-old Scotty Payne not guilty of second-degree assault ...
Nazi-themed posters found at SUNY Purchase campus
10 Dec 2018 at 7:00pm
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - SUNY Purchase College says police are investigating several Nazi-themed posters found on its campus.
A school official tells The Journal News the posters apparently had images of Hitler, as well as a swastika, and were found in various places at the Harrison school about 30 miles ...
Project Veritas case: Judge Patti B. Saris rules Americans can secretly recor...
by Alex Swoyer
10 Dec 2018 at 6:52pm
A federal judge ruled Monday that Americans have a right to secretly record their public officials, including police, when they are engaged in their government duties.
U.S. District Chief Judge Patti B. Saris said a Massachusetts law banning secret recordings violates the First Amendment when it comes to government employees, ...
Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend, stepsister
10 Dec 2018 at 6:47pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to killing a former girlfriend and her stepsister in a New Jersey home almost a year ago.
The Cherry Hill Courier Post reports that 45-year-old Mark Lyczak also acknowledged having stabbed a third woman during the Dec. 30, 2017 attack in ...
FBI: Brooklyn gang member charged in shooting of agent
by JIM MUSTIAN
10 Dec 2018 at 6:28pm
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal authorities charged a New York man Monday in the shooting of an FBI agent over the weekend, calling the case an "unprovoked assault" by a member of a violent street gang.
Ronell Watson, 31, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted murder and using a firearm ...
Jury acquits Fox Crossing judge accused of stalking clerk
10 Dec 2018 at 6:11pm
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a Fox Crossing municipal judge accused of stalking his court clerk.
Jurors on Monday found suspended judge Leonard Kachinsky not guilty of felony stalking.
Kachinsky's clerk, village leaders and prosecutors argued that the 65-year-old judge harassed her and retaliated against her when ...
Border Patrol arrests migrant caravan protesters
10 Dec 2018 at 6:10pm
The U.S. Border Patrol has made 32 arrests at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico.
Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said 31 people were arrested for trespassing at Monday's demonstration and one was arrested for assaulting an officer.
A photographer ...
The Latest: US arrests 32 at San Diego border protest
10 Dec 2018 at 6:08pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Latest on a demonstration at San Diego's border with Tijuana, Mexico (all times local):
U.S. authorities have 32 people at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico.
Border Patrol spokesman Eduardo Olmos said 31 ...
More time may be needed for North Carolina election decision
by GARY D. ROBERTSON
10 Dec 2018 at 6:07pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The head of North Carolina's elections board is suggesting more time may be needed to decide whether a new congressional district election is necessary due to absentee ballot fraud allegations.
Chairman Joshua Malcolm wrote to state judges Monday, saying those subpoenaed in the 9th Congressional District ...