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  • The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protests

    AUBURN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Confederate flag demonstrations outside of a Michigan high school (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. […]
  • Man claiming wrongful conviction gets $10 million settlement

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who spent 17 years in prison for the slayings of his parents before a court overturned his conviction settled a civil case with Suffolk County for $10 million Thursday. He previously settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit against New York state for nearly $3.4 million. Martin Tankleff […]
  • The Latest: McCabe lawyer says criminal referral unjustified

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A lawyer for fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says a criminal referral to prosecutors about his client is “unjustified.” Attorney Michael Bromwich confirmed the referral to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington in a statement Thursday. It […]
  • Gym employees accuse black member of not paying, call cops

    Employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company. A spokeswoman for Fitness International, parent company of LA Fitness, told The Associated Press that three employees directly involved in the incident are no […]
  • Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy’s body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff’s […]
  • Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

    CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago agreed with the decision last year of a lower court judge who […]
  • Liberian rebel commander sentenced to 30 years in prison

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Liberian man convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander accused of brutal attacks and killings so he could enter the U.S. has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on Thursday. Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, was found guilty last October of immigration fraud and perjury for deceiving officials […]
  • Judge questions terror convictions after high court ruling

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether to toss out some counts of conviction in four terrorism cases after a Supreme Court ruling struck down a similarly worded law this week. The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a law allowing deportation of some immigrants who commit crimes because the law was […]
  • Trump: honored to be speaker at Naval Academy graduation

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump says it’s his great honor and pleasure to give the commencement speech to the U.S. Naval Academy’s 2018 graduating class. The White House on Thursday confirmed Trump as the speaker for the May 25 ceremony. In a statement, Trump says his administration will fight to ensure the nation’s […]
  • Texas judge describes fear, pain after assassination attempt

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge shot during an assassination attempt outside her Austin, Texas, home has told jurors that there were times she wanted to die following the 2015 attack. The Austin American-Statesman reports that state District Judge Julie Kocurek testified Thursday that “at one point, I felt I was so damaged and I […]