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Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:52pm

A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation.

Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:09pm

New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher's 2005 disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body.

California governor grants pardons to 3 facing deportation

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:47pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including one who became a youth pastor after serving six years in the 1990s for murdering a rival gang member.

Police: Man steals patrol car, school bus in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:42pm

A man who allegedly stole a California Highway Patrol car, drove it onto a college campus and used it to commandeer a school bus was arrested Friday after students on the bus jumped him, authorities and witnesses said.

US to send hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:46pm

The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled that crisis-racked nation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

DC judge: For now, no need to accept new DACA applications

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:43pm

A federal judge in Washington who ruled against the Trump administration's plans to end a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation won't require the administration to process new applications while it appeals his ruling.

Amazon could be coming to a movie theater near you

Jill Disis, CNN  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:15pm

Amazon has already tried to reinvent brick-and-mortar grocery stores and book sellers. Is the movie theater next?

Video shows North Carolina police strike man with baton

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:06pm

North Carolina authorities are investigating video that appears to show an officer using a baton to hit a black man who's already on the ground.

Still using assumed name, man gets 20 years in drug case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:49pm

A man whose true name remains a mystery has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a suburban New Orleans judge for possessing roughly $600,000 worth of cocaine.

Air Force pilot ejects as jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:46pm

Officials say an Air Force pilot ejected successfully before a jet trainer crashed in western Oklahoma.

Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

Matthew Barakat, Stephen Braun and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:44pm

The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman.

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:41pm

Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas testified on Friday that there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and four other black teenagers.

Ex-prosecutor who helped drug dealers for sex gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:34pm

A former Pennsylvania district attorney who tipped off female drug dealers and gave them lenient treatment in exchange for sex was sentenced to eight years of probation on Friday.

Man charged with threatening to kill congressman's kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:21pm

A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man on charges that he threatened to kill the children of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast because he was upset about President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Is the ever-weird Florida man becoming Florida politician?

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:54pm

often manifested in new ways of criminal behavior (think chasing people through a store with a live alligator) — is so prevalent it's created a cottage industry of chroniclers and followers.

Nevada water chief rejects big Vegas pipeline pumping plan

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:51pm

Nevada's top state water official has dealt a severe blow to long-fought plans for Las Vegas to pump drinking water from arid valleys just west of the Nevada-Utah state line.

Lawyers: Discharged Army specialist granted US citizenship

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:49pm

A South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military moved to discharge her has been granted citizenship, her attorneys said Friday.

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Florida driveway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:49pm

Authorities say a baby has died after being left in a hot car in Florida.

Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:44pm

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax.