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Stuck in jail: Poor Mississippi inmates wait long for trial

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Jerry Sanders has been sitting in a jail cell on a relatively minor charge of methamphetamine possession for more than a year — longer than the sentence he could get if he's convicted.


Prosecutors mull retrial for Border Patrol agent

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are evaluating whether to pursue a retrial for a U.S. Border Patrol agent on manslaughter charges after an Arizona jury deadlocked on the lesser counts.


Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After Travis Reinking allegedly stole a BMW from a Nashville area car dealer last week, police say they found it outside the apartment where he lived.


From 'Jumanji' to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as "Spider-Man" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin Tarantino's Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."


Commission begins probe into Florida high school massacre

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — A commission tasked with investigating government actions surrounding the Florida high school massacre and the state's other mass shootings is set to hold its first meeting.


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Attorney: California police shot unarmed black man 10 times

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for the family of an unarmed black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking lot said Monday that an autopsy found he was shot 10 times and died from choking on his own blood as police delayed getting him medical help.


The Latest: Black man shot by officers struck police cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a black man killed by Barstow police (all times local):


Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

PHOENIX (AP) — A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after an Arizona jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter.


Rhode Island lawmaker calls school shooting survivor 'dummy'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker has deleted a tweet calling a school shooting survivor a "dummy" for her response to the shooting that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville.


Former Christie allies to argue for bridge case reversals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The traffic scandal that dragged down former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations will write another chapter on Tuesday as two former associates facing prison for their roles seek to convince a federal appeals court their convictions should be overturned.


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Officer gives firefighter apology cake: 'Sorry I tased you'

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has apologized for a work mishap by bringing a firefighter a cake iced with an unusual message: "Sorry I tased you."


House arrest modified for teen mom accused of killing infant

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has modified a house arrest order for a former high school cheerleader accused of killing and burying her newborn near her family's home.


Judge faces punishment for sex acts in courthouse

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court will meet to consider the punishment for a judge who admitted to having a relationship with a courthouse employee that included sexual encounters in his chambers.


Atlanta attorney found guilty of murder in wife's shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — After telling the judge Monday morning that they were stuck and couldn't reach a verdict, jurors deliberated a few more hours before deciding that a well-connected Atlanta attorney intentionally shot his wife, causing her death.


Ex-Texas official questions teen's Harvard acceptance

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas education official has tweeted at a biracial teen accepted to Harvard University asking if he was admitted based "on merit or quota."


Guilty plea set in planned attack on San Francisco Pier 39

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who allegedly planned a Christmas Day bombing and shooting attack at San Francisco's Pier 39 is set to plead guilty in a federal case, though details weren't public Monday.


Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said.


The Latest: 4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):


3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys' mothers

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys' mothers before strangling and stabbing her in her Maine home, according to court documents.


Stephon Clark's brother charged with misdemeanor assault

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Monday charged the brother of an unarmed black man who was recently shot to death by Sacramento police with misdemeanor assault and vandalism.


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