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{FD} The Latest: Ex-baseball star guilty of 14 counts of trading

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The Latest on the insider trading conviction of ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect killed during shootout with Florida deputies

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Authorities say a man was shot and killed after two separate shootouts with South Florida deputies. Continue reading

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{FD} Charge announcement left officer feeling ‘disrespected’

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An Oklahoma police sergeant testified Friday that he felt “disrespected” by the way a prosecutor announced a manslaughter charge against a white Oklahoma officer who killed an unarmed black man. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

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The Latest on a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia (all times local): 7 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} $4.2M penalty in deadly 2012 fire on oil platform in Gulf

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An energy company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, avoiding manslaughter charges and agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ohio man took hostages before killing 3 people

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The Latest on the fatal shootings of an Ohio police chief and two nursing home employees (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman shoots Chicago officer; protective vest saves his life

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Authorities say a Chicago police officer has been shot in an incident on the city’s West Side. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff accused of exposing himself apologizes to public

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A Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself in a public park in Atlanta has apologized to his constituents but said he plans to remain in his job. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man performed lewd act after stopping van in tunnel

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Authorities say a man high on drugs stopped his van in the middle of a tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey to fondle himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia top prosecutor set for bribery trial June 19

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Philadelphia’s top prosecutor will go on trial later than initially planned in a federal bribery case that involves charges he promised legal favors in exchange for $100,000 worth of cash and gifts. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona police: Woman allegedly switched flour for formula

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A Tucson woman is accused of substituting flour for infant formula in containers returned to several local stores for refunds, and police have warned the public to check formula containers’ seals for tampering. Continue reading

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{FD} $350K bail for suspect in Las Vegas one-punch murder case

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Bail has been set at $350,000 for a suspect held on a murder charge in the one-punch death of a California father of five outside a downtown Las Vegas lounge. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in Las Vegas bus shooting found mentally unfit

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A 55-year-old man has been found mentally unfit to face criminal charges in the killing of a tourist from Montana and the wounding of another man in a March shooting on a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Why ex-NFL star’s conviction was erased

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The ruling this week by a Massachusetts judge erasing Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction has angered the victim’s family and roiled prosecutors. Continue reading

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{FD} Cop who killed 15-year-old driving stolen car is identified

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The Connecticut police officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy driving a stolen car has been identified. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate death at Georgia prison under investigation

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Corrections officials say an inmate has died after a fight with another inmate at a Georgia prison. Continue reading

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{FD} School bus driver pleads not guilty in 3rd-grader’s death

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A 70-year-old school bus driver charged in the death of a 9-year-old Massachusetts girl who became trapped in the bus door has been arraigned. Continue reading

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{FD} Man flees after shooting 8-year-old girl in leg

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An 8-year-old Atlanta girl is recovering after being shot in the leg as she played outside. Continue reading

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{FD} Math error means resentencing for ex-Jerry Sandusky attorney

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An attorney who helped represent former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial will be resentenced for embezzling $767,000 from his clients because a sentencing judge made a math error. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

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Authorities say a police officer was wounded during reports of a shooting at an Ohio nursing home. Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly $1 million verdict in sexual assault of girl in Laos

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A federal jury has awarded a Twin Cities woman nearly $1 million in her civil lawsuit against a Minnesota man she says sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and living in Laos. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Execution drug will cause unconstitutional pain

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Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate argue the state’s lethal injection drug will cause him unconstitutional suffering and that execution by firing squad is the only appropriate alternative. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who ran Super Bowl ticket scam gets 51 months

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An Iowa woman has been imprisoned for duping dozens of people into buying nonexistent tickets to the Super Bowl and other big events. Continue reading

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{FD} NJ man accused of harassing Trump out of jail

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A man accused of harassing Donald Trump before he became president has been released from jail before his trial. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for white Nashville officer in black man’s death

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A white Nashville police officer won’t face charges for shooting and killing an armed black man after a traffic stop in February. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds pay final respects to slain Boston doctors

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Church services are set for the two engaged doctors killed in their luxury Boston penthouse condominium. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 2 officers shot in standoff, suspect in custody

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A Louisiana State Police trooper and at least one other officer were shot Thursday during a standoff with a man who they’d tried to serve a warrant on in rural Avoyelles Parish. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Supervisor told officer to be mum after shooting

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The Latest on the manslaughter trial of Betty Jo Shelby, a white Tulsa police officer, in the fatal Sept. 16 fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man (all times local): 8 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri inmate who died asked to see counselor

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A 28-year-old inmate who died after a jail altercation had asked police to see a counselor and authorities received mental health evaluations that prompted them to keep him in custody, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley told reporters Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect arrested in New York City attack on German tourist

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New York City police have arrested a 28-year-old registered sex offender suspected of three robberies, including one in which a German tourist was beaten and sexually assaulted. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in connection with triple homicide in Kansas

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A 28-year-old man is jailed on $1 million bond after being charged in connection with the shooting deaths of three people in Kansas City, Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for white officer who shot, killed black man

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The Nashville district attorney general says that a white officer won’t faces charges for shooting and killing an armed black man after a traffic stop in February. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man surrenders after holding off police 2 days

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The Latest on a standoff with a suspect New Jersey (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty to bribing Philadelphia’s top prosecutor

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A man has admitted bribing Philadelphia’s indicted district attorney with gifts and cash. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey standoff: Suspect surrenders in Trenton after shooting kills 1 person

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A man has surrendered after a 2-day standoff in Trenton, New Jersey. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

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A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to criminally charge the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a 2015 derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at 2 separate serial shooting cases to plague Phoenix

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Since the summer of 2015, metropolitan Phoenix has been roiled by two serial shooting cases in which an attacker has fired gunshots at targets from a vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff sued over race inequality: Officers do jobs ‘fairly’

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A white Mississippi sheriff who is being sued over allegations that his department violates African-Americans’ constitutional rights says he and his deputies do their jobs “fairly and diligently.” Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker issued a statement … Continue reading

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{FD} Woman gets prison for pumping gas on victim during argument

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A Pennsylvania woman who doused another woman in gasoline during an argument about her smoking while she fueled up is headed to prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest Sandusky appeals hearing focuses on victim memories

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Jerry Sandusky is arguing his former defense lawyers didn’t properly represent him and wants a do-over of the 2012 trial that produced a 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with arson in 2 fires at Las Vegas synagogue

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A man who has told authorities in the past that he was homeless was charged in court Thursday with setting two fires this week at a Las Vegas synagogue. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who shot randomly on DC street sentenced to 10 years

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A man who randomly shot a gun at vehicles and people on a busy Washington street has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Jordanian in Ohio accused of trying to join terrorist group

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A Jordanian citizen living in Ohio has been indicted on a charge of attempting to travel to Syria and fight with the Islamic State group against the Syrian leadership. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Relatives: 4-year-old boy shot himself to death

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The Latest on a 4-year-old boy who died after being shot in northwestern Indiana (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in deaths of 2 firefighters gets 20 years

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An Ohio building owner accused of arson that led to the deaths of two Toledo firefighters has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after the case ended dramatically. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man unlocked shackles, cuffs in deadly jail escape

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Investigators say an inmate accused of shooting two deputies, killing one, in an Iowa jail escape somehow managed to unlock his shackles inside a transport van. Continue reading

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{FD} Records: Slain boy told Missouri authorities about abuse

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Missouri state records show an emaciated boy whose father later killed him and fed his remains to the family’s pigs told authorities he was being abused. Continue reading

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{FD} Police supervisor told officer to say nothing after shooting

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Six witnesses have testified that an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Oklahoma police officer didn’t say or do anything indicating he posed a threat to officers at the scene. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Group home resident charged in slaying is incompetent

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A judge says a man charged with killing a caretaker at the Kentucky group home where he lived is incompetent to stand trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Man facing federal charges for damage caused at Fort Sumter

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A Charleston-area man is facing federal charges after authorities say he defaced a structure at the South Carolina fort where the Civil War began. Continue reading

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