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Murder conviction tossed, man freed after 9 years in prison

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:32 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent nine years in prison for a 2006 killing he says he didn't commit has been freed after a state judge vacated his murder conviction.

Twenty-five-year-old Bobby Johnson was greeted and hugged by family and friends Friday outside New Haven Superior Court. His lawyer, Kenneth Rosenthal, and the Connecticut Innocence Project worked to free him for years.

Immigration figure to face San Francisco murder trial

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:31 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man at the center of the national immigration debate will stand trial on a murder charge in the shooting death of a young San Francisco woman.

San Francisco Judge Brendan Conroy made the decision Friday after a preliminary hearing.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 32-year-old Kate Steinle (STYN-lee) on July 1. Steinle was shot in the back as she walked with her father along the waterfront.

The Latest: Trial of Alabama police officer resumes Tuesday

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:30 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The latest in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused of slamming an Indian man to the ground (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

The federal trial of an Alabama police officer recorded slamming an Indian grandfather to the ground is set to resume Tuesday morning.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala dismissed jurors hearing the case of Madison police officer Eric Parker for the day Friday afternoon after defense attorney Robert Tuten said he finished calling witnesses for the day.

A look at the Illinois officer slaying investigation

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:23 PM

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Investigators in northern Illinois are hoping a $50,000 reward and new videos will help produce a break in the hunt for three men wanted in this week's fatal shooting of a police officer. A guide to key aspects of the case:



Ex-son-in-law of John Gotti pleads not guilty to conspiracy

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:21 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A reputed member of New York's Gambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti has pleaded not guilty in Cleveland to charges including conspiracy and money laundering.

Fifty-six-year-old Carmine "The Bull" Agnello, of Bentleyville, entered the pleas Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Prosecutors wanted bond of at least $1 million. The judge kept it at $100,000.

Agnello has been free on bond since two days after his July 15 arrest by Cleveland police.

Judge grants Salma Hayek restraining order against 2 women

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:17 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered two women to stay away from Salma Hayek and not attempt to contact the actress.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson on Friday ordered Liana Philippon and Odette Bodagh to stay away from Hayek, her husband and her 7-year-old daughter for the next three years.

The 49-year-old actress obtained a temporary restraining order in August, stating the women had impersonated her and made a veiled threat to kidnap her daughter.

Maryland's Cardin to oppose Iran nuclear deal

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has announced he opposes the nuclear deal with Iran.

The announcement is a blow to the White House and will make it harder for the administration to block a vote on a disapproval resolution in the Senate.

In an opinion piece in the Washington Post Cardin says, "This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal."

He says the agreement will end up leaving Iran closer to a nuclear capability.

Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:04 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner.

The aviation and aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday. More than 200 people gathered at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the grand opening of Boeing's commercial crew and cargo processing facility. Once a space shuttle hangar, the transformed building will serve as home to the Starliner. Its first launch with a crew to the International Space Station is targeted for 2017.

1 jailed, gunman still sought in Sacramento college shooting

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:02 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police are still seeking the gunman in a shooting on a Sacramento college campus, but they've arrested one of the injured victims on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Sacramento police said in a statement that they arrested 25-year-old Rico Ridgeway on Friday. Ridgeway is one of three people shot, but suffered only a graze wound. One other 25-year-old man was killed and a third man was hospitalized but is expected to survive.

Jurors to decide fate of man who killed 3 at Jewish sites

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:00 PM

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An expert says the Missouri man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will live only a few more years.

Jurors heard testimony Friday in the sentencing phase of 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller's trial.

The 74-year-old anti-Semite, who is representing himself, called Dr. James Lineback to the stand. The pulmonologist says Miller, who suffers from emphysema, likely will live another five to six years.

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