Crime

Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, sitting right, signs a bill into law that expands background checks to nearly all gun sales in New Mexico in a ceremony in in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 8, 2019. Gun control advocates celebrate, including Democratic state Sen. Richard Martinez of Espanola, left, foreground. Gov. Lujan Grisham signed a bill Friday to drastically expand mandatory background checks on firearms sales in New Mexico, as she shot down opposition against the measure and other proposed gun reforms as being part of a national "misinformation campaign." (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
March 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Friday to drastically expand mandatory background checks on firearms sales in New Mexico, as she shot down opposition against the measure and other proposed gun reforms as being part of a national "misinformation campaign." The...
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This 2016 booking photo released by the Sedgwick County, Kan., Jail shows Steven R. Henson. The Kansas doctor convicted of over-prescribing medication blamed in one patient's death has been sentenced to life in prison for unlawfully prescribing medication blamed for an overdose death. Henson was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs outside the course of medical practice, unlawfully distributing various prescription drugs, presenting false patient records to investigators, obstruction of justice and money laundering. (Sedgwick County Jail via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor was sentenced to life in prison Friday for unlawfully prescribing medication blamed for an overdose death, the latest prosecution in a government crackdown on physicians amid an opioid epidemic. Steven R. Henson was immediately taken into custody following...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. The 69-year-old Manafort is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he could get 20 years under federal guidelines but his lawyers have sought a shorter sentence. Manafort was convicted of hiding from the IRS millions of dollars he earned from his work advising Ukrainian politicians. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 08, 2019 - 5:35 pm
A judge's decision to sentence former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes and...
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This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, center in a wheelchair, during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 4:40 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives at the adult entertainment fair "Venus" in Berlin. The 2018 arrest of Daniels at an Ohio strip club was improper but not planned ahead of time or politically motivated, according to an internal police department review released Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
March 08, 2019 - 3:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2018 arrest of Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club was improper but not planned ahead of time or politically motivated, according to an internal police department review released Friday. The investigation looked into allegations that police officers who support...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2017, file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, center, arrives at Brooklyn federal court in New York with members of his legal team. Federal authorities are investigating claims that Shkreli has been running his pharmaceutical company from behind bars. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Friday, March 8, 2019, that it has opened an inquiry into whether the so-called "Pharma Bro" used a contraband smartphone inside a federal prison in New jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 08, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities said Friday they are investigating claims that Martin Shkreli has been running his pharmaceutical company from behind bars using a contraband smartphone. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press it has opened an inquiry into whether the man nicknamed...
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March 08, 2019 - 2:43 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial." In a 4-3 opinion, the Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Adnan Syed's legal counsel was deficient in failing to investigate an alibi...
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In this recent photo provided by Darian Copp, Copp's black lab puppy named Jax, sits in New Hampshire. The 4-month-old dog was found stabbed during a break-in at a home in Middleton, N.H., on Thursday, March 7, 2019, but is recovering after surgery. (Darian Copp via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 2:41 pm
MIDDLETON, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a 4-month-old puppy who was stabbed during a break-in at a home has had surgery and is recovering. WMUR-TV reports police said no one was home during the burglary on Thursday in Middleton. When the residents came home, they found the black Lab...
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March 08, 2019 - 2:25 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Police Department has released footage from a deadly officer-involved shooting that shows the officer on the hood of a car firing at least 15 times into the windshield. Mayor Frank Scott said Thursday that the department, along with an outside marketing...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters outside the White House before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornadoes, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 08, 2019 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he rejected a personal appeal from his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a pardon, the strongest assertion yet that Cohen may have lied under oath. Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of...
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