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Army private's plea shelved internet fantasy chat defense

NEW YORK (AP) — An Army private charged with plotting to murder members of his unit overseas with help from a secretive violent anarchist group was planning a defense calling it all an internet fantas...

U.S. Army private admits plotting attack on military unit

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army private from Kentucky pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he plotted to murder members of his unit in an attack that he planned to carry out in 2020 on behalf of a group ...

Authorities make arrest in 1984 killing linked to Bulger

BOSTON (AP) — The suspect in a nearly four-decade old killing in South Boston that authorities have linked to notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger and his iron-fisted control of the drug trade in t...

Fate unsure: Cannabis legalization bill goes to Delaware gov

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legisl...

Prosecutors won't retry Kansas City man for 2003 killing

Prosecutors announced Friday that they won't seek to retry a Kansas City man after the Missouri Supreme Court overturned his conviction because the case is “tainted from all directions." ...

Missouri court throws out man's convictions in 2003 slaying

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of a Kansas City man who has spent 16 years in prison for a slaying that he and others contend he did not commit. ...

States look for solutions as US fentanyl deaths keep rising

As the addiction and overdose crisis that has gripped the U.S. for two decades turns even deadlier, state governments are scrambling for ways to stem the destruction wrought by fentanyl and other synt...

Italy: US men convicted of slaying police officer have sentences reduced

Two US men had their life sentences for murder reduced by a court in Rome on Thursday. Defendants Finnegan Lee E., 22, and Gabriel N.-H., 21, had already been convicted of killing a police officer in ...

Ex-Angels employee accused in Skaggs case doesn't testify

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Defense attorneys rested their case Wednesday without the testimony of a former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of providing the drugs that led to the overdose death of pi...

Former colleague says ex-Angels employee saw Skaggs do drugs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of providing the opioids that contributed to Tyler Skaggs' overdose death told a colleague he watched the Angels pitcher do drugs ...

Man found guilty of murdering stepdaughter, 18, in 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been convicted of murdering his 18-year-old stepdaughter and hiding her body behind an abandoned house nearly seven years ago. Prosecutors said...

Investigators: Sheriff lied about past; no criminal charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — State law enforcement officials found that a South Florida sheriff lied years ago while applying for a police job, but he will not face criminal charges. ...

Ex-cop's trial for Taylor raid offers new chance for justice

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When hundreds of potential jurors gather at a Louisville courthouse on Friday, they’ll find out for the first time that they could be chosen to preside over the only criminal tr...

Pardoned Kentucky killer sentenced to 42 years in prison

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A man pardoned by Kentucky’s former governor for a 2014 drug robbery killing will return to prison to serve a 42-year federal sentence for the same crime. Patrick ...

Alvin Bragg sworn in as Manhattan DA, taking over Trump case

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg has already notched one historic first, taking office Saturday as Manhattan’s first Black district attorney. Now he’s weighing another: whether to make Donald Trump the fir...