DeSantis team welcomes contrast with Trump ‘chaos’ candidacyMarch 27, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jim McKee is standing at the end of a line that snakes through five aisles of fiction inside the Books-A-Million store in Florida’s capital city.
He is smiling because in a matter of minutes, the book he’s holding will be signed by its author, Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor who McKee believes should be the nation’s next president.
Trump, facing potential indictment, holds defiant Waco rallyMarch 26, 2023 GMT
WACO, Texas (AP) — Facing a potential indictment, Donald Trump took a defiant stance at a rally Saturday in Waco, disparaging the prosecutors investigating him and predicting his vindication as he rallied supporters in a city made famous by deadly resistance against law enforcement.
Ex-officer who worked with kids sentenced in abuse of teensMarch 25, 2023 GMT
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to decades in prison on convictions of sexual abuse of five teenage boys decades ago.
2 face charges in death of Alaska man after online postMarch 24, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two southeast Alaska men face charges in the beating death of a man who was attacked because of a social media post, according to an investigator's affidavit.
No charges in 2 fatal officer-involved shootings in MissouriMarch 24, 2023 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police officers involved in two separate fatal shootings in Missouri will not face charges after investigations by prosecutors.
Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker said no charges will be filed against Independence officers in the March 2022 death of Tyrea M.
Pakistani court grants protection to Imran Khan from arrestMarch 24, 2023 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Friday shielded from arrest former Prime Minister Imran Khan until at least next week, amid a roiling political crisis that has pitted the celebrity politician against the current government and spilled over into street protests.
Honolulu police officers plead not guilty in crash, cover-upMarch 24, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Four Honolulu police officers pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges related to their roles in a cover-up of a high-speed chase that resulted in a crash and a traumatic brain injury to the driver of another car.
Former Mississippi county coroner charged with embezzlementMarch 23, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former coroner for a south Mississippi county was indicted on several charges, including embezzlement, the state auditor announced Thursday.
Former Hancock County Coroner James Faulk also faces three counts of false representations to defraud the government and one count of alteration of records, according to State Auditor Shad White.
Rioter charged in Pelosi laptop theft sentenced to prisonMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman linked to a far-right extremist movement was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison for storming the U.S. Capitol, where she invaded then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office with other rioters.
Man charged in death of fiance who went missing in 2011March 23, 2023 GMT
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The fiance of an art student who went missing nearly 12 years ago has been indicted on two counts of murder in her death.
John Carter, 34, of Hamilton, was arrested Wednesday and remains in the Butler County Jail.
Man agrees to plea deal in deadly Iowa nightclub shootingMarch 23, 2023 GMT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and another man during a crowded birthday party at an Iowa nightclub where he was working security.
House GOP demands info from former prosecutors in Trump caseMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday demanded testimony and documents from two former Manhattan prosecutors who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last year in a clash over the direction of the probe.
‘Rick and Morty’ creator has domestic abuse charges droppedMarch 22, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Wednesday dropped domestic violence charges against Justin Roiland, who created the Cartoon Network animated series “Rick and Morty” and provided the voices of the show’s two title characters.
Texas’ Morris plays amid misdemeanor domestic violence caseMarch 22, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a season when Texas fired coach Chris Beard after a felony domestic violence arrest, it has allowed a reserve guard to keep playing while he awaits trial on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
Republicans invoke Soros to steer narrative on Trump probeMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As former President Donald Trump braces for a potential indictment related to hush money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 campaign, Republicans blasting the case as politically motivated are blaming a frequent target: George Soros.
Trump’s potential indictment caps decades of legal scrutinyMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For 40 years, former President Donald Trump has navigated countless legal investigations without ever facing criminal charges. That record may soon come to an end.
Video shows Irvo Otieno pinned to floor before his deathMarch 22, 2023 GMT
DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — A large group of sheriff's deputies and employees of a Virginia mental hospital pinned patient Irvo Otieno to the floor earlier this month until he was motionless and limp, then began unsuccessful resuscitation efforts, newly obtained surveillance video shows.
Officials: Deputy Tased video-recording man, took cell phoneMarch 21, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida deputy accused of using a Taser stun gun on a man and taking his cell phone while the man was trying to video-record a family member's arrest was booked Tuesday on misdemeanor charges.
Man gets 4 years for attacking police at Jan. 6 Capitol riotMarch 21, 2023 GMT
A Virginia man who assaulted police with a stolen baton and used a flashing strobe light to disorient officers trying to defend the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison.
Lawyer: 29-year-old who posed as teen student was lonelyMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman accused of using false documents to enroll as a New Jersey high school student and attend some classes over a four-day period did so because she was lonely and longed to return to her days with friends in school, her lawyer said.
Trump waits out grand jury as New York braces for protestsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing the possibility of criminal charges, Donald Trump waited it out in Florida on Tuesday as New York braced for disruptions that could follow an indictment.
What to know about Alvin Bragg, Manhattan district attorneyMarch 21, 2023 GMT
A New York grand jury investigating hush payments made on Donald Trump's behalf during the 2016 presidential campaign has refocused attention on the Manhattan district attorney steering the case. Alvin Bragg's decision to convene the grand jury early this year could lead to the first criminal charge against a former U.S.
Pakistan court grants Imran Khan bail in terrorism casesMarch 21, 2023 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday granted former Prime Minister Imran Khan a weeklong bail in two new cases in which he faces terrorism charges, officials said. The ruling gave the embattled ousted premier and now popular opposition leader another brief reprieve from arrest.
Trump indictment would be unprecedented in US historyMarch 21, 2023 GMT
The decision whether to indict former President Donald Trump over hush-money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 presidential campaign lies with a Manhattan grand jury that has been hearing evidence in secret for weeks.
Alabama suspends freshman defensive back after drug arrestMarch 21, 2023 GMT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a drug charge.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday after the first practice of spring that Mitchell was suspended from the team “and all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstance is."
In Trump probe, grand jury hears from final witnessesMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York grand jury investigating Donald Trump appeared to be hearing from final witnesses as law enforcement officials accelerated security preparations Monday in advance of a possible indictment and as fellow Republicans staked out positions in a criminal probe expected to shake up the 2024 presidential race.
Carson Briere charged for pushing wheelchair down stairsMarch 20, 2023 GMT
Three misdemeanor charges were filed Monday against the son of Philadelphia Flyers interim general manager Danny Briere after a video posted on social media showed him and another Mercyhurst University athlete pushing an unoccupied wheelchair down a staircase.
4 guilty of conspiracy in latest Oath Keepers Jan. 6 trialMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four people associated with the Oath Keepers were convicted on Monday of conspiracy and obstruction charges stemming from the attack on the U.S. Capitol in the latest trial involving members of the far-right antigovernment extremist group.
Trump lawyers attack Georgia grand jury and prosecutorMarch 20, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are attacking a special grand jury and prosecutors who investigated him in Georgia, asking a state court to throw out its report and all testimony from the inquiry and bar Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from continuing to investigate or prosecute Trump.
San Diego deputy faces DUI charge after car runs Navy gateMarch 20, 2023 GMT
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty San Diego County deputy has been arrested on suspicion of driving past security at the main gate of a California Navy base while under the influence, prompting guards to open fire and the base to be put on lockdown briefly.
Sheriff: 3 people dead, suspect detained in Georgia shootingMarch 20, 2023 GMT
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Three people, including a 17-year-old, are dead in what authorities said was a shooting in an Atlanta-area home early Monday.
A suspect, Jailon Gray, 21, was apprehended at the scene and now faces three charges of murder, along with three charges of aggravated assault, Rockdale County sheriff's officials said at a Monday news conference.
GOP donor faces trial on charges of sex trafficking minorsMarch 19, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A formerly well-connected Republican donor, accused of plying petite, vulnerable teenage girls with cash, liquor and gifts, goes on trial Tuesday on federal charges of sex trafficking minors.
Some Trump rivals rally to his side as possible charges loomMarch 18, 2023 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Top Republicans, including some of Donald Trump's potential rivals for the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, rushed to his defense Saturday after Trump said he is bracing for possible arrest.
Former Air Force officer gets prison term for Capitol attackMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Air Force officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol dressed in combat gear and carried zip-tie handcuffs into the Senate gallery was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.
Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, pleads guilty in tax caseMarch 17, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the 2020 killing of George Floyd pleaded guilty Friday to two tax evasion counts, admitting that he didn't file Minnesota income taxes for two years due to “financial concerns.”
Prosecutor jailed after conviction in attack on womanMarch 17, 2023 GMT
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania county prosecutor was in jail Friday after jurors convicted him of six charges for an attack on a woman while acquitting him of sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.
Rural Missouri sheriff, 2 deputies arrested in kidnap plotMarch 17, 2023 GMT
A rural Missouri sheriff and two deputies are jailed and facing charges accusing them of helping a man in a parental kidnapping plot.
Officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Thursday arrested Iron County Sheriff Jeff Burkett, deputies Matthew Cozad and Chase Bresnahan, and the father of the child, Donald Gaston.
Honolulu police officers charged after alleged crash coverupMarch 17, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu prosecutors on Thursday filed charges against four police officers alleging a cover-up in connection with a high-speed car chase that they say resulted in a crash and a traumatic brain injury to the driver of another car.
Ex-Nonprofit head pleads guilty in Mississippi welfare fraudMarch 17, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The former director of a Mississippi nonprofit organization pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to stealing government funds intended to help needy families in one of the poorest states in the U.S., court documents show.
NFL player armed in shooting but fired no shots: prosecutorMarch 16, 2023 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was armed with a legal weapon when a teenage boy was shot near the player's home earlier this month but he did not fire the gun or do anything illegal, authorities said Thursday as they announced the indictments of Mixon's sister and her boyfriend.
State loses again in appeal over Snyder and Flint waterMarch 16, 2023 GMT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Thursday again rejected an attempt to revive charges in the Flint water scandal, ruling in favor of former Gov.
Two Baltimore police officers indicted on unrelated chargesMarch 16, 2023 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two veteran Baltimore police officers are facing criminal indictments stemming from separate and unrelated allegations, city officials said Thursday.
One officer is accused of sexual harassment and the other allegedly got drunk and belligerent at a Baltimore bar, assaulted two women and pulled a gun while refusing to pay his tab.
Russian dissident ex-mayor handed 14-day sentenceMarch 16, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — A former mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city was ordered to spend 14 days in custody on Thursday pending his trial on charges that could entail a longer prison term, part of authorities' efforts to muzzle dissent.
Chinese businessman arrested in $1 billion fraud conspiracyMarch 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A business tycoon long sought by the government of China and known for cultivating ties to Trump administration figures including Steve Bannon was arrested Wednesday in New York on charges that he oversaw a $1 billion fraud conspiracy.
Ex-Wisconsin college student faces federal threat chargesMarch 15, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former University of Wisconsin-Madison student accused of threatening people at the school, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
The grand jury in Madison indicted 32-year-old Arvin Raj Mathur on six counts of transmitting communications containing threats to injure other persons.
FBI raids home of ex-Maryland official as manhunt continuesMarch 15, 2023 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two days after former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s ex-chief of staff failed to appear in court to stand trial on federal corruption charges, FBI agents raided his Florida home as the search continues for Roy McGrath.
California care home charged in connection with COVID deathsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California residential care home company and three of its managers have been charged in connection with 14 COVID-related deaths at one of its facilities three years ago, prosecutors said Monday.
Beard declines to discuss Texas exit at Ole Miss introMarch 15, 2023 GMT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi on Tuesday introduced new basketball coach Chris Beard, who repeatedly declined to discuss specifics regarding his December domestic violence arrest that led to his eventual firing at Texas.
No Harvey Weinstein retrial on rape, sex assault chargesMarch 14, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors told a judge Tuesday that they will not retry Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted of the rape and sexual assault of one woman, on counts involving two others that left jurors deadlocked.
Princeton student charged with joining mob’s Capitol attackMarch 14, 2023 GMT
A Princeton University student was arrested Tuesday on charges that he joined other rioters in pushing against police officers guarding an entrance to the U.S. Capitol during a mob's attack, court records show.
Man accused of killing Missouri officer facing 5 chargesMarch 14, 2023 GMT
HERMANN, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting one officer and wounding another at a small-town Missouri convenience store was charged Tuesday with murder and four other crimes.
Ex-sheriff convicted of civil rights abuses gets prison timeMarch 14, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia sheriff convicted of violating the civil rights of people in his custody by unnecessarily strapping them into restraint chairs was sentenced Tuesday to serve a year and a half in prison.
Case dropped against couple after gun pulled on Black familyMarch 14, 2023 GMT
Criminal charges have been dropped against a white couple charged in 2020 after one of them was captured on video pulling a handgun on a Black woman and her daughters outside a Michigan restaurant.
Prosecutor: No charges in fatal Kansas City police shootingMarch 14, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot a man at a convenience store nearly two years ago will not be charged with a crime, following a decision by a special prosecutor.
California ‘Teacher of the Year’ accused of child sex abuseMarch 13, 2023 GMT
NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — A onetime Teacher of the Year at a Southern California school pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple child sex abuse charges involving a former student, prosecutors said.
Prominent Kremlin critic goes on trial on treason chargesMarch 13, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened a trial of a prominent Russian opposition activist on charges of treason and spreading “false information” about Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.
Suspect arraigned on 2 charges after 3 men bound, slainMarch 13, 2023 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man has been arraigned on two charges following the discovery of three men bound and gagged and then shot in the head before their bodies were dumped in two places in Ohio last week — and authorities now allege there was a fourth potential victim.
Indicted aide to former Maryland governor misses court dateMarch 13, 2023 GMT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal judge issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Roy McGrath, the one-time aide to former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, after McGrath failed to appear in court as his trial on federal fraud charges was set to begin.
Malaysian ex-PM Muhyiddin hit with seventh graft chargeMarch 13, 2023 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin pleaded innocent Monday to a seventh corruption charge, this one alleging he received illegal proceeds of 5 million ringgit ($1.1 million) that was banked into his political party.
Indictment links 3 murders to southeast Georgia prison gangMarch 12, 2023 GMT
GLENNVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Grand jurors have indicted three people in the murder of a guard at a troubled southeast Georgia prison, making it the third murder outside prison walls attributed to a gang.
Suspect charged after 3 found bound, shot in head in OhioMarch 12, 2023 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man has been charged with aggravated murder in the case of three men who were bound and gagged and then shot in the head before their bodies were dumped in two places in Ohio.
Copley Township police said Elias Gudino, 58, is charged with one count of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder with additional charges pending.
Former Alabama police officer indicted for reckless murderMarch 11, 2023 GMT
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — A former Tuscumbia police officer was indicted on a charge of reckless murder in connection with the roadside death of a pedestrian last October.
The indictment returned this week accuses James Keith “Jay” Steward, 34, of killing Terry Wayne Hinton when he hit him with his car, according to court records.
Michael Cohen to testify Monday in Trump hush-money probeMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is scheduled to testify Monday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating hush-money payments made on the former president’s behalf, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Ex-Alabama player Miles indicted on capital murder chargesMarch 10, 2023 GMT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles and another man have been indicted by a grand jury on capital murder charges for the January shooting death of a 23-year-old woman near campus, defense lawyers confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday.
Boston nonprofit organizers charged with defrauding cityMarch 10, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A couple who run a nonprofit aimed at reducing violence in Boston, already charged with using the organization as their own personal bank, now face allegations that they misused COVID-19 relief funds, federal prosecutors said.
Fiji’s former leader Frank Bainimarama released on bailMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji's former leader Frank Bainimarama was released on bail Friday after pleading not guilty to a charge that he abused his power as prime minister by stopping a police investigation.
Malaysia ex-PM Muhyiddin charged with corruption, launderingMarch 10, 2023 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was charged Friday with corruption and money laundering, making him Malaysia's second ex-leader to be indicted after leaving office.
New unlawful conduct charges for 11 officers from Ohio cityMarch 10, 2023 GMT
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio on Wednesday announced new charges of unlawful conduct against almost a dozen current or former officers in the troubled police department in East Cleveland, one of the state's poorest cities.
Oregon man pleads guilty to killing racial justice protesterMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who shot five people, killing one, during a small racial justice protest in Portland, Oregon, last year pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other charges on Wednesday, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
Ex-prosecutors charged after probe of cop-slaying trialMarch 9, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Two former prosecutors have been charged with lying about the relationship one had with a witness in the trial of a man who alleged he was tortured when questioned about the 1982 slayings of two Chicago police officers.
Malaysia ex-PM Muhyiddin faces graft charges, vows to fightMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was arrested Thursday and will be brought to court to face corruption charges, the anti-graft agency said.
Muhyiddin, who led Malaysia from March 2020 until August 2021, will be the country's second leader to be indicted after leaving office.
Swiss bankers accused of lax control of Putin pal’s accountsMarch 8, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Four former bankers with the now-shuttered Swiss affiliate of a major Russian bank have gone on trial over allegations that they didn't properly check accounts opened in the name of a Russian cellist with longtime ties to President Vladimir Putin.
Suspect in woman’s kidnapping, death enters not guilty pleaMarch 8, 2023 GMT
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of the 2019 kidnapping and killing of the stepdaughter of a UFC fighter has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case, authorities said.
California AG gets 90 days to review ex-officer chargesMarch 7, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted the state attorney general's request for 90 more days to review the case against a former San Francisco police officer who became the first in the city to be charged with an on-duty killing.
Russian gallery shows art by ‘Merchant of Death’ freed by USMarch 7, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Bout, a former Russian arms dealer who was released from prison in the U.S. in a swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner in December, unveiled an exhibition of his artworks at a Moscow gallery on Tuesday.
Military veteran convicted of obstruction in Capitol riotMarch 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A military veteran accused of telling an undercover FBI agent about a plan to "wipe out" the nation's Jewish population was convicted on Tuesday of storming the U.S.
Arizona rancher arraigned in Mexican man’s shooting deathMarch 6, 2023 GMT
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona rancher accused of killing a Mexican man on his land near the U.S.-Mexico border pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and other charges.
George Alan Kelly was present during his arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court in Nogales on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Israeli lawmakers advance bill on $270,000 gift to NetanyahuMarch 6, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli lawmakers advanced a bill on Monday that could allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep a $270,000 donation he received from a relative to pay for his legal fees as he battles corruption charges.
Stationmaster charged in Greece train crash that killed 57March 5, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A stationmaster accused of causing Greece's deadliest train disaster was charged with negligent homicide and jailed pending trial Sunday, while Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apologized for any responsibility Greece's government may bear for the tragedy.