Legal proceedings

February 22, 2018 - 2:42 am
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — A former teacher and University of Georgia football player who admitted to a sexual relationship with a student will serve five years in prison. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 33-year-old Michael Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault by a...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:38 pm
OLYMPICS-RUSSIAN CURLER Shiffrin, Vonn in medal contention at combined PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn are in good position for another Olympic medal after solid runs in the downhill portion of the Olympic combined. Vonn blazed through the course with...
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Federal prosecutors Derek Hines and Leo Wise, from left, pose for a photograph at the U.S. Attorney's Office in downtown Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The two men spent much of the last two years investigating a rogue police unit called the Gun Trace Task Force, which Wise has described as a "perfect storm" of corruption. Last week, a jury found two Baltimore detectives guilty of robbery and racketeering in an explosive federal investigation that's seen six disgraced Baltimore law enforcers plead guilty. (AP Photo/David McFadden)
February 21, 2018 - 9:44 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A trial exposing a unit of wildly corrupt Baltimore detectives has wrapped up in a courtroom, but federal and police investigators are still digging into possible offshoots of one of the worst police corruption scandals in memory. As part of an ongoing investigation with the FBI,...
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Kyle Butler of Palestine, Ark., left, and Richard Milliman of Memphis, Tenn., leave a federal courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, after a judge imposed a five-year prison term on a former east Arkansas district judge who admitted giving young men lighter sentences in return for sexual favors. Milliman became one of ex-judge Boeckmann's victims after being stopped for driving 5 mph over the speed limit four years ago, then forgetting his trial date. Butler said he was also forced to pose for photos and was threatened with his life if he didn’t recant information he had given to state investigators. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
February 21, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors. Joseph...
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Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino talks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Pitino helds the news conference in the wake of an NCAA decision in a sex scandal case that strips the Cardinals program of 123 victories, a national championship and $600,000 in post-season revenue. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 21, 2018 - 7:03 pm
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the school should take legal action against the NCAA after the governing body nullified the Cardinals of the 2013 men's basketball title. Pitino, speaking from his attorney's offices in New York, said that the NCAA's decision to have Louisville vacate...
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February 21, 2018 - 6:31 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city defended himself Wednesday against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors, telling a jury that while he asked business executives for political money, he didn't promise them city contracts in return...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, suspected members of the MS-13 gang are escorted to their arraignment in Mineola, N.Y. A sweep of alleged MS-13 gang members on Long Island has racked up impressive arrest totals but also left unanswered questions. Since May, federal authorities say they've arrested more than 220 members of the notorious street gang. But authorities have largely declined multiple requests by for even the most basic information about the arrests. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 21, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-...
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February 21, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita bank is trying to get money back from a woman accused of making more than 50 withdrawals from an ATM that was spitting out $100 bills in place of $5s. The Central National Bank filed a lawsuit last month in Sedgwick County District demanding that Christina Ochoa...
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February 21, 2018 - 5:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country's fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans...
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February 21, 2018 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Washington Post reports that the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court against PBS, based in the...
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