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2nd girl in Slender Man stabbing enters insanity plea
Both the girl and 14-year-old Morgan Geyser face one count of first-degree attempted intentional homicide as adults       
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High court grants new trial for man convicted of killing cop
BOSTON (AP) - The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a lower court decision that granted a new trial to a man convicted of the 1993 killing of a Boston police officer. Sean Ellis was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in 1995 of the shooting death ...
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Wisconsin girl enters insanity plea in Slender Man stabbing
The second of two young Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please horror character Slender Man entered Friday a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to an attempted homicide charge. The 14-year-old girl changed her previous not-guilty plea during a 15-minute...
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Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene.
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The Latest: Lawyer: Charges against cop should be dismissed
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on a hearing on a motion to dismiss the indictment against a former Atlanta-area police officer who shot an unarmed, naked man (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A lawyer for a white former Atlanta-area police officer who shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black ...
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A break-down of how a 10-year-old was charged with manslaughter

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Ex-Texas driver's license worker took bribes, gets 18 months
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A former Texas Department of Public Safety worker must serve 18 months in prison for accepting bribes to help people in the U.S. illegally get a driver's license. Jose A. Ytuarte (ee-TWAHR'-tay) was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in San Antonio. Ytuarte in March pleaded ...
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Aceves - and three others - for Superior Court
Efrain Matthew Aceves is a well-regarded Los Angeles County deputy district attorney with 18 years of trial experience who also serves as a member of the Whittier school board. The Los Angeles County Bar Assn. has rated him “well qualified” to be a Superior Court judge. His opponent in the race...
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Prosecutor: Man stole $250K from Harley shop
Elliott is charged with embezzlement of more than $100,000. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.        
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For the first time, Bill Cosby’s lawyers claim racism
Cosby’s legal team raised the issue on the courthouse steps after a hearing in his criminal sex assault case        
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Fair housing case heads to New Jersey Supreme Court
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear more arguments over affordable housing. The court on Thursday announced it is allowing the Fair Share Housing Center to challenge an appellate court ruling which told towns they did not need to meet low- and moderate-income home ...
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Man who police say was recruited as killer takes plea deal
AURORA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska man accused of being recruited to kill another man's wife has taken a plea deal. Court records say 30-year-old Derrick Shirley, of Bradshaw, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 1. He pleaded no contest last week to a felony charge of possessing a firearm ...
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Ohio psychic stole $1.5 million in cash and cars from clients
Gina Miller conned nearly a dozen clients at her Mentor studio 20 miles northeast of Cleveland, prosecutors said.
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Jury selection finishing at major Chicago street-gang trial
CHICAGO (AP) - Jury selection is winding down at a much-anticipated trial of six purported members of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang blamed for outbreaks of deadly gun violence for over a decade. A U.S. judge told prospective panelists Thursday that the already three-day process of picking 12 jurors would ...
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Despite a confession, a West Philly double murder remains 'unsolved'
On a chilly day in February, a Delaware man named James Barrow walked into a Newark, Del., police station and started talking about the evil he'd done in Philadelphia.
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Appellate Division stays HC order over income tax on private universities
The High Court verdict declaring income tax on private higher educational institutions as illegal has been stayed for two months.
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Brooklyn man who said he was beaten by police admits to lying
A Brooklyn man who accused four NYPD cops of beating him KO'd his lawsuit when he admitted that he lied under oath.
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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell pays hefty price for freedom
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially a free man, but he paid a heavy price to get there. Federal prosecutors said Thursday they're moving to drop corruption charges against McDonnell in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the former governor's ...
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Bill Cosby’s lawyers claim racism for the first time
PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back. But now lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian have suggested for the first time that racial bias is to blame as Cosby faces the prospect of 13 women testifying in court...
269 points by New York Post | Bill Cosby The Cosby Show Jury Michael Eric Dyson Black people Law Racism Phylicia Rashād
Judge dismisses case against L.A. County sheriff's deputy accused of filing false police report
A judge has dismissed a perjury case this week against a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy after a jury deadlocked over whether the deputy filed a false police report. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge C.H. Rehm dismissed the case Wednesday against Gregory Rodriguez, who was charged last...
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Montana Supreme Court candidates outline differences
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The two candidates vying for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court are outlining the stark differences in their legal experience. Law professor Kristen Juras and District Judge Dirk Sandefur spoke to about 100 people at a forum in Great Falls on Thursday night. ...
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National Briefs: Girl shoots student, kills self in Texas
ALPINE, Texas — A 14-year-old female student died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday after shooting and injuring another female student inside Alpine High School in western Texas,  according to the local sheriff.
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Defense group joins objection to ‘Las Vegas Law’
A group of defense attorneys asked the Nevada Supreme Court to join in a request to prevent the Clark County District Attorney’s television show from filming trials.
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No bond for Grand Forks slaying suspect until second trial
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The suspect in a slaying in Grand Forks two years ago has been ordered held without bond while he awaits a second trial. A jury in June 2015 convicted Delvin Shaw of murder and burglary in the June 2014 death of 24-year-old Jose Lopez, and ...
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IRS agent: Hattiesburg pastor diverted $60,000 to his church
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - An IRS agent says that a Hattiesburg pastor took $60,000 from a federally-funded housing rehabilitation program to subsidize his church. WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cb5F14) IRS Agent Bradley Luker testified Thursday in the trial of the Rev. Kenneth Fairley, who faces conspiracy and theft charges in an indictment ...
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California court overturns death sentence over excused juror
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of murder in the slaying of three people during a 1994 robbery in Salinas. The court in a unanimous ruling Thursday said the judge presiding over Daniel Covarrubias' trial wrongly excused a prospective ...
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Fifth suspect charged in killing of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay
A Brooklyn grand jury has indicted a fifth man charged in connection with the murder of Gov. Cuomo’s aide during last year’s J’Ouvert event.
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Man charged with robbing off-duty CPD officer
A man has been charged with robbing an off-duty Chicago Police officer of his gun and badge last week in Lake View.
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Lawyer: Former Mississippi officer indicted in 2015 shooting
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer says a former Mississippi police officer has been indicted in the October 2015 shooting death of a black man. Attorney Jim Waide said Thursday that a prosecutor told him Canyon Boykin, a white former police officer in Columbus, has been indicted for manslaughter in ...
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Activists point fingers at police over suspicious death of Ferguson protester Darren Seals
The violent murder of Ferguson Uprising protester Darren Seals, who was found shot and burned in a charred car Tuesday near the US city of St Louis, has raised “a lot of red flags” for activists, who question the official version of events released by his “enemies,” the police. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Aurora man found guilty of weapons charges
An Aurora gang member who led police on a foot chase and was caught with a loaded gun in September 2015 was found guilty Wednesday of weapons charges.
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Another mistrial in HISD bus driver's sex abuse case
After deliberating for 15 hours, the jury could not reach a verdict in the case of a Houston ISD bus driver charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child and a mistrial was declared for the second time.
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Man gets life sentence for killing wife
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife. The Pensacola News Journal (http://goo.gl/VYa5rD) reports that 46-year-old Richard Kline was sentenced Friday. A jury convicted him last month of second-degree murder, following an April trial that resulted in a hung ...
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Palatine man found not guilty of killing father, teen son
A Cook County jury has found a Palatine man not guilty of shooting and killing his 15-year-old former friend and the boy's father. The verdict was reached after about four hours of deliberations and a trial that lasted eight days. Before the case went to the jury at about 1 p.m. Thursday, prosecutors...
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U.S. Ends Corruption Case Against Former Virginia Governor
The Justice Department said Thursday that it would cease its prosecution of Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
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NC man convicted of murder as teen won't be tried again
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor has dismissed charges against a man convicted of murder as a teenager and imprisoned 28 years ago, saying there's not enough evidence to re-try the case.
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Prosecutors will drop charges against ex-Va. governor
The decision is a victory for a former rising star in the Republican Party.         
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Brazil's Attorney General Asks High Court to Allow Abortions for Women With Zika
Brazil’s attorney general is urging the nation’s Supreme Court to permit abortions for pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.
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Feds drop charges against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction.
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The only attorney to force a gun maker out of business reflects on his case and the American firearms culture
For Californians, this has been a pretty good summer for gun control. In July, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills that put some common-sense restrictions on guns: background checks for ammunition purchases, outlawing the possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, closing the...
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Lawyer suspended for 91 days in Miami athletics probe
MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from practice for 91 days for her actions in the NCAA investigation of University of Miami athletics. The court Thursday agreed to the Florida Bar recommendation in the case of attorney Maria Elena Perez. She was accused of violating ...
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Justice Dept. won't retry ex-Virginia governor McDonnell for corruption
Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice will not go after former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges again, authorities indicated Thursday.
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Man gets 5 years for death of foster mother during fight
A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his foster mother during a fight at their South Side home in 2014.
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September start for Gurnee murder tried delayed until January
A September murder trial for a man charged with shooting his ex-wife in Gurnee last year has been postponed to at least January to allow time for a defense motion to suppress evidence in the case. A hearing on a motion to suppress evidence in the murder case against David Brocksom, 44, was scheduled...
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Southpointe Iceoplex owner guilty of tax crimes
An attorney who owns the Iceoplex at Southpointe and other nearby businesses was found guilty this afternoon on numerous counts of failure to pay payroll taxes from 2012 on, but he was acquitted of obstructing the IRS and other counts relating to failure to pay prior to 2012.
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Judge cracks food jokes during Chipotle exec’s court appearance
A Manhattan judge mocked a top Chipotle executive indicted in a cocaine ring by cracking food jokes during the suspect’s brief court appearance Thursday. Mark Crumpacker, 53, who was leading the Mexican fast-food chain’s efforts to get back on its feet following an e. coli outbreak, sat in Manhattan Supreme Court looking melancholic as Judge...
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Drug suspect must pay $175 to get back $171 seized by police
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who was arrested on drug charges with $171 in his pocket has been told he'll have to pay a $175 filing fee to try to get the money back.
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Prosecutors will drop charges against ex-Virginia governor McDonnell
The decision is a victory for a former rising star in the Republican Party.       
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Feds won’t retry former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
Federal prosecutors say they are moving to drop corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
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Feds to drop charges against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they are moving to drop corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
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