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Lawyers meet with judge after mistrial...Senate panel will look at Defense chief's email...Shkreli indicted

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 17, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after a mistrial was declared in the first trial over Freddie Gray's death, lawyers on both sides have met in the judge's chambers. They said nothing publicly as they left, but they'd been expected to discuss dates for a possible retrial. The judge yesterday declared a mistrial in police officer William Porter's case. Jurors had reported a deadlock. Porter is one of six officers charged in Gray's death. Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police van in April.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A protester who was arrested outside a Baltimore courthouse after a mistrial was declared in the trial of police officer William Porter has been released. The activist known as Kwame Rose says he was released around 3:45 a.m. A 16-year-old boy was also arrested, but it isn't known if he has been released. A spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sheriff's Office said both were charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a law enforcement officer's command, and disturbing the peace by using a bullhorn outside the courthouse while court was in session.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says his panel will conduct a review of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's emails to ensure no sensitive information was compromised. The statement from Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona follows the revelation that Carter used a personal email account during his first months on the job. Carter acknowledged doing so in a CBS interview today and said it was a mistake.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says the U.S. has revoked more than 122,000 visas since 2001, including 9,900 because of the threat of terrorism. Michele Thoren Bond is assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. She told a House panel today that security reviews don't stop when a visa is issued to someone. Bond says the U.S. continues to match new threat information with the records of visa waivers and revokes visas if necessary based on that information. One of the San Bernardino shooters came to the U.S. on a fiance visa last year. The FBI believes she was already radicalized.

NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-count indictment has been unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, and it charges former hedge fund manager Michael Shkreli (SHKREHL'-ee) with securities fraud and other crimes. He's the man who came under fire for buying a drug company and then boosting the price of a life-saving drug by more than 5,000 percent. The indictment says he and four other men orchestrated three interrelated fraud schemes over the course of five years.

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