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Rhode Island Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, appears in Superior Court in Providence on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses Kettle of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program. Kettle, 27, of Coventry, pleaded not guilty and was released on $50,000 personal recognizance. (Steve Szydlowski/Providence Journal via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:46 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican state senator accused of extorting sex from a Statehouse page and of video voyeurism against his girlfriend (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A Rhode Island Statehouse page named in an unsealed grand jury indictment that accuses a Republican state...
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The court overturned the existing boundaries in a gerrymandering case.
February 19, 2018 - 7:05 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's congressional gerrymandering case (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Independent analysts say Pennsylvania's new court-ordered map of congressional districts should improve Democratic prospects but the map still favors Republicans as a whole. An...
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Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 2:47 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A prominent psychiatrist is cautioning survivors that they may want to limit the funeral services they attend to close friends after 17 people were fatally gunned down at a Florida high school...
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RETRANSMITTED TO UPDATE CAPTION AFTER PAROLE BOARD DECISION - FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Louisiana. On Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, a three-member panel must decide whether to grant parole to Montgomery, a prisoner who's getting his first chance at freedom after nearly a half-century behind bars. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)/The Advocate via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 1:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17. A three-member panel from the state parole board voted 2 to...
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February 19, 2018 - 10:23 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An unsealed grand jury indictment accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program. The indictment was unsealed Monday as Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle was arraigned on two counts of extortion in Providence...
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This handout photo issued by the National Crime Agency shows Dr Matthew Falder. A judge in Britain has on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and encouraging the rape of a child.
February 19, 2018 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.'s national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted to 137...
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This photo provided by the Broward County Jail shows Nikolas Cruz. Authorities say Cruz, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, killing more than a dozen people and injuring several. (Broward County Jail via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 7:53 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who faces 17...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's then Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a press conference backdropped by an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ramirez, Venezuela’s former oil czar, is being sued by a Houston company that alleges he was behind alleged demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the country. The lawsuit was filed Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
February 16, 2018 - 7:06 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country. The civil complaint filed in Houston came just...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin gestures at the Konstantin palace outside St. Petersburg, Russia. One of those indicted in the Russia probe is a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin is an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg who’s been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media. His restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
February 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A California man has pleaded guilty to unwittingly selling bank accounts to Russians meddling in the US elections. Richard Pinedo of Santa Paula pleaded guilty earlier this month to...
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