Law and order

FILE- In this Oct. 18, 2004, file photo, Anthony Shore appears in court at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center in Houston. Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant at prosecutors' request just hours before Shore was set to die. His death was rescheduled for Jan. 18. The four killings that led to Shore getting the death penalty occurred from 1986 to 1995. (Steve Ueckert/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
October 18, 2017 - 10:26 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was...
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This photo provided by the Maryland State Police shows Radee Labeeb Prince. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, authorities say a man showed up for work at a countertop company in Maryland and shot several of his co-workers and then drove to Wilmington, Del., and shot a man he knew at an auto sales and service business. Prince, the suspect in the shootings in Maryland and Delaware is in custody, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. (Maryland State Police via AP)
October 18, 2017 - 9:43 pm
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the...
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October 18, 2017 - 8:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court grappled Wednesday with when documents held by government bodies should stay private because they address an employee's work performance. The state Court of Appeals heard from attorneys in a lawsuit demanding to see documents withheld by the town...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, ex-Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, left, arrives with his legal team for afternoon testimony in his third trial in Tulsa, Okla. Jurors in the fourth murder trial for Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer, heard a 911 call Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 where his daughter screams to dispatchers that her father had shot her 19-year-old black boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 18, 2017 - 8:32 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend told jurors Wednesday he had no choice but to shoot the young man. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, was the last witness called in the case. He doesn...
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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A federal appeals court rejected an attempt to revive a defamation lawsuit against Cosby by a woman who claims he raped her decades ago. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 18, upheld a lower court ruling dismissing Kathrine McKee’s case against Cosby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 18, 2017 - 7:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to revive a defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who said he raped her decades ago. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court ruling dismissing Kathrine McKee's lawsuit...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion. After a brief hearing that included a testy exchange with government lawyers, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, left, and Tam Ma of the advocacy group, Health Access California, discuss a lawsuit filed by 19 attorneys general over President Donald Trump's decision to end health care subsidies during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra is leading the lawsuit, which seeks an emergency order requiring that the payments continue to be made. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
October 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The monthly payments would normally be...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, ex-Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, left, arrives with his legal team for afternoon testimony in his third trial in Tulsa, Okla. Jurors in the fourth murder trial for Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer, heard a 911 call Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 where his daughter screams to dispatchers that her father had shot her 19-year-old black boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 18, 2017 - 7:26 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jurors in the fourth trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, defendant Tyerell Przybycien waits for the start of his preliminary hearing, in 4th District Court, Provo, Utah. A judge ruled ruled Tuesday, Oct. 17, that Przybycien, who was accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death, should stand trial on a murder charge. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
October 18, 2017 - 6:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death should stand trial on a murder charge. Judge James Brady in a ruling Tuesday called the case unusual but said Tyerell Przybycien...
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