Law and order

December 13, 2017 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN' PEER'-oh), claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested while attending a...
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December 13, 2017 - 6:11 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for the 2016 shooting death of two of his neighbors. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Forsyth Superior Court Judge David Hall said 33-year-old Zachary Wilson Hobbs could serve up to 31 years for the...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a North Carolina police officer whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian while responding to a call. The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Philip Barker was indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 28-...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to preserve the secret identities of two covert FBI sources who gathered evidence against a man who tried to join al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria. Federal District Judge Terrence Boyle on Tuesday said an FBI employee known as "Zaydan" and a non-...
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FILE - This May 6, 2016 file photo shows a portrait of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike, who was abducted and murdered in 2016, on display inside the lobby of the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, N.M. A Native American tribe that spans three western states is closer to having its own system for alerting the public when children go missing or there are other emergencies such as wildfires, hazardous waste spills or road closures. The Navajo Nation has signed a contract to purchase software to finally implement an emergency notification system. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 4:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a year after a Native American girl was killed and her tribe was criticized for not having an alert system in place when children go missing, the Navajo Nation has signed a contract to purchase the software it needed to get the notification system running by the...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 12 about Roman Polanski, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he is a native of Poland. Polanski was born in France and moved to Poland as a young child with his family. A corrected version of the story is below: LA police probe claim Roman Polanski...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. The former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, to nearly five years for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 13, 2017 - 4:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. The sentencing of Lyle Jeffs closes the book on a major government...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces. Army Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa Command, says Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men pleaded guilty to creating a "botnet" known as Mirai that was used to paralyze chunks of the internet in 2016. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to one count of conspiracy in plea agreements filed earlier this month. Federal prosecutors in Alaska...
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December 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island city councilman charged with making an obscene phone call to a 13-year-old boy he says was sending sexual messages to his daughter has pleaded not guilty. Newport Councilman John Florez was arraigned in Newport District Court on Wednesday and was released on his...
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