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Meth still a Missouri problem, but now it comes from Mexico

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:31pm

Missouri may have shed its unwanted image as the meth lab capital of the U.S., but the dangerous and addictive drug remains a major problem, a top Drug Enforcement Administration official said Friday.

Mother of Mexican tourist shot by ICE agent demands justice

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:28pm

The mother of a Mexican municipal worker who was shot in the face by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer said on Friday that she wants justice and the federal agent to be held accountable for what he did.

Documents: Michigan student says he reported doctor's abuse

Larry Lage, Rees Dunklin, Kathleen Foody and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:59pm

A former University of Michigan student whose 2018 complaint that a late doctor at the school had molested him during medical exams for routine injuries decades ago says he complained at the time to his wrestling coach and the school's athletic director about the sexual abuse, according to documents released Friday by the prosecutor's office.

University of Michigan alum whose 2018 letter prompted sex abuse investigation of doctor says he complained decades ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:57pm

University of Michigan alum whose 2018 letter prompted sex abuse investigation of doctor says he complained decades ago.

Ex-Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:53pm

A grand jury on Friday indicted two former Ohio State football players on charges of rape and kidnapping after authorities said they held a woman against her will and raped her earlier this month.

Government: Immigrant from Mexico died in custody in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:47pm

A man from Mexico in government custody and awaiting deportation died by apparent suicide in an Ohio prison, U.S. immigration authorities said Friday.

Defense cries foul over teens charged in Italy cop killing

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Defense lawyers in the case of two American teenagers accused of slaying an Italian police officer in Rome complained Friday that translations of conversations intercepted in the suspects' jail were so poorly done that the meaning of the words plays out in the prosecution's favor.

FBI agents search home, business of Tennessee state senator

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:36pm

Federal authorities said Friday that they have conducted searches at the Memphis home and business addresses of Democratic state Sen. Katrina Robinson.

Police settle lawsuit by protester for $50,000

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:39pm

Connecticut officials have agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit by a sobriety checkpoint protester whose camera recorded state troopers making up what he said were bogus charges against him, a civil liberties group announced Friday.

Man accused in parents' deaths ordered to stand trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:34pm

An Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting his parents was on Friday ordered to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder.

2016 again? Trump rejects intel reports of Russian meddling

Aamer Madhani, Deb Riechmann and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:34pm

President Donald Trump on Friday minimized new warnings from U.S. intelligence experts that Russia is interfering in this year's election campaign, and revived old grievances in claiming that Democrats are determined to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency.

Former Ukraine diplomat Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:22pm

Former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.

3 additional Iranian students challenge removal from country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:06pm

Three more students from Iran attending New England colleges have filed civil rights complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying they were mistreated and illegally denied entry into the country.

Utah teacher pleads guilty in 2018 death of ex's girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:05pm

A former Utah teacher pleaded guilty Friday to murder charges in the shooting death of her ex-husband's girlfriend, who was killed in front of the former couple's 3-year-old twins.

Gang member gets prison 3 years after 'unspeakable' killing

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:56am

A freshly dug grave was waiting for the 18-year-old man when gang members lured him to a Maryland park nearly three years ago. They choked him until he passed out. They took turns slashing him with machetes and knives until he died. Then they severed his head, ripped out his heart and tossed his dismembered body parts into the grave.

Police: 3 dead, 1 injured in central Texas stabbings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:48am

A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday before leading officers on a car chase and eventually being arrested, police said.

Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:28am

A Florida woman pleaded guilty Friday in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago in a deal handing her a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband.

Inmate dubbed the 'Starved Rock Killer' freed after 59 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:24am

An 80-year-old man who spent nearly 60 years in prison after being convicted of killing one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park walked out of prison Friday.

Bond set at $750,000 for man accused of killing woman, girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:16am

A $750,000 cash bond was set Friday for a Milwaukee man accused of strangling his girlfriend and her two young daughters.