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CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets. A Cook County judge on Thursday threw out the felony drug...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man charged with crashing his vehicle into Arkansas' Ten Commandments display nearly three years after he was accused of destroying a monument at Oklahoma's Capitol was found mentally unfit Thursday to go to trial. A Pulaski County judge found Michael...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin. A Ridge spokesman said the 72-year-old Ridge, Pennsylvania's Republican governor from 1995 to 2001,...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. Prosecutors did not immediately say whether they plan to retry the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home. Kevin Neal, 44, was armed with what authorities believe were two...
Key dates in the bribery investigation and trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat: — November 2012: After a story appears on a conservative website, federal authorizes investigate rumors that Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen consorted with...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria, experts said on Thursday. The stark estimates were presented to members of a federal control board overseeing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Without lifting a finger of its own, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to pry Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. Yet with Mugabe's fate and Zimbabwe's...
GARNETT, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for an abortion for one of them, authorities allege in a newly released affidavit. Lexington Laiter, 27, was charged in Anderson...