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3 Accused Of Abuse At New Mexico Compound Await Release

3 Accused Of Abuse At New Mexico Compound Await Release

By MORGAN LEE , Associated Press TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail. The ruling by District Judge…

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Manafort Jury To Hear Closing Arguments In His Fraud Trial

Manafort Jury To Hear Closing Arguments In His Fraud Trial

By CHAD DAY, MATTHEW BARAKAT and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses. Manafort himself chose not to testify.…

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Jordanian Immigrant Gets Death For Houston ‘Honor Killings’

Jordanian Immigrant Gets Death For Houston ‘Honor Killings’

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women’s rights activist. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 fatal shootings…

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Judge Sets Bail For Adults Arrested At New Mexico Compound

Judge Sets Bail For Adults Arrested At New Mexico Compound

By MORGAN LEE , Associated Press TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities’ suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission.…

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Seattle Airplane Theft Prompts Review Of Security Measures

Seattle Airplane Theft Prompts Review Of Security Measures

By GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. “This is too big a deal. It’s not…

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