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Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:09 GMT2017-03-25T00:10:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations, but stopped short of imposing a $873 million penalty that regulators sought in the civil case....

Study: Chicago stop-and-frisk numbers drop, more work needed

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:47:20 GMT2017-03-24T23:47:20Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A study of the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk procedures released Friday revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of stops since an American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois lawsuit, but found that officers were still targeting racial minorities....

Army vet awarded Bronze Star for bravery in Vietnam battle

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:47:19 GMT2017-03-24T23:47:19Z

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) -- An Army veteran has been awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured....

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:45:24 GMT2017-03-24T23:45:24Z

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments....

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:45:04 GMT2017-03-24T23:45:04Z

VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period....

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:18:23 GMT2017-03-24T23:18:23Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday on suspicion that he killed two adults and two juveniles in a quiet Northern California neighborhood....

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:15:11 GMT2017-03-24T23:15:11Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail....

Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:06:49 GMT2017-03-24T23:06:49Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland....

Victim's husband appeals for calm after Wisconsin shooting

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:03:34 GMT2017-03-24T23:03:34Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The husband of one of four people killed in a string of shootings by a suspect who is Hmong urged community members not to "get caught up in colors" in reacting to the attack....

Gov. Rauner vetoes overhaul of Chicago city pension system

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:02:21 GMT2017-03-24T23:02:21Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Friday that Chicago officials hoped would bolster the city's sagging pension systems....