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  • For NY lawyer, a 45-year-old surveillance case is her legacy

    Sat, 28 May 2016 19:23:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Handschu barely gave it a thought 45 years ago when she was listed first among plaintiffs in a Vietnam-era lawsuit challenging how New York City police officers conducted surveillance of political activities.

  • 'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial

    Fri, 27 May 2016 21:50:04 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.

  • The Latest: Actor's attorney seeks manslaughter conviction

    Fri, 27 May 2016 18:31:28 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an actor from TV series "The Shield" (all times local):

  • The Latest: Prosecutor uses actor's statements against him

    Fri, 27 May 2016 17:34:16 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an actor from TV series "The Shield" (all times local):

  • Mystery remains after arrest in killing of Florida professor

    Fri, 27 May 2016 02:09:43 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After an investigation spanning nearly two years, a South Florida man has been arrested in the killing of a well-known Florida State University professor.

  • Arrest made in 2014 killing of FSU law professor

    Thu, 26 May 2016 13:15:14 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 34-year-old South Florida man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a well-known Florida State University professor.

  • Feds question Alabama governor's ex-law enforcement chief

    Wed, 25 May 2016 20:51:19 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The former law enforcement chief who accused Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley of having an affair with an adviser has been questioned by federal investigators about the governor's administration, the official's attorney said Wednesday.

  • In Cannes' hit 'Loving,' a humble love overpowers racism

    Wed, 18 May 2016 15:08:40 GMT

    CANNES, France (AP) — Jeff Nichols, sitting calmly by the beach, was surprised to notice a curious lack of butterflies amid the usually anxiety-ridden premiere experience at the Cannes Film Festival. His film, "Loving," is about Richard and Mildred Loving, the Virginia couple whose biracial marriage in 1958 led to a landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.

  • APNewsBreak: Court-martial in Army love triangle death

    Tue, 17 May 2016 21:42:57 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — An Army medic charged with conspiring with his lover to kill his wife in Hawaii will be court-martialed for child pornography and prostitution charges that surfaced while investigating the killing.

  • New Hampshire recognizes 1st officer to die in line of duty

    Tue, 17 May 2016 18:46:37 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A deputy sheriff killed 130 years ago has been recognized as the state's first officer to die in the line of duty.

  • Univision teams with Netflix for 'El Chapo' drama series

    Tue, 17 May 2016 18:11:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Univision's parent company is teaming up with Netflix to produce "El Chapo," a drama series based on the life of one of the world's most notorious criminals. It will air on Univision sister network UniMas in 2017, after which it will be available to Netflix subscribers.

  • Prince's death: Key players in investigation and aftermath

    Mon, 16 May 2016 19:42:10 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Since Prince's sudden death at age 57 on April 21, a host of figures have emerged as key players in the investigation of how he died and in the ultimate division of his estate, which is worth millions. A brief look at those figures:

  • Lawyer: 48-year fugitive in poor health, to seek commutation

    Fri, 13 May 2016 17:27:57 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from a work camp in Georgia is in poor health and will ask officials to commute the rest of his 17-year sentence because returning him to prison would amount to a death sentence, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday.

  • Lawyer: 48-year fugitive in poor health seeks commutation

    Fri, 13 May 2016 16:34:49 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from a prison work camp in Georgia is in poor health and will ask Georgia officials to commute the remainder of his 17-year sentence because returning him to prison would amount to a death sentence, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday.

  • Auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin possibly hijacked

    Fri, 13 May 2016 11:36:12 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin appeared to have been hijacked by fake accounts posting astronomically high bids.

  • Million-dollar bids shown for gun that killed Trayvon Martin

    Fri, 13 May 2016 09:46:16 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin had gone well into the millions by Friday morning, though it was unclear if they were serious bids.

  • A bloodbath of shows axed for new shows to debut next season

    Fri, 13 May 2016 05:18:56 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season.

  • 2nd website posts auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin

    Thu, 12 May 2016 21:43:44 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — An online gun auction website yanked George Zimmerman's ad to sell the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, saying it wanted no part in the deal, but a second site offered to post it.

  • Zimmerman gun ad yanked by one website but posted by another

    Thu, 12 May 2016 20:53:56 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — An online gun auction website yanked George Zimmerman's ad to sell the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, saying it wanted no part in the deal, but a second site offered to post it.

  • Online auction site: 'We want no part' in Zimmerman gun sale

    Thu, 12 May 2016 20:04:54 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — An online gun auction website said Thursday that it wants no part in a plan by former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to sell the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

  • Online auction halted for gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

    Thu, 12 May 2016 18:48:41 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — An online auction was halted without explanation Thursday for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.