Feds: Adviser tried to defraud NBA players union

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of an investment firm that handled the National Basketball Players Association’s investments and finances has been charged with fraud. Federal prosecutors in New York unveiled a three-count complaint Thursday against Ohio-based Prim…

‘The Rocket,’ ‘Kill Team’ take top Tribeca honors

NEW YORK (AP) — The Laos adventure “The Rocket” and the Afghanistan War documentary “The Kill Team” have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. In an awards ceremony Thursday evening in New York, festival jurors selected…

Calif. bill would let non-citizens serve on juries

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty. Assemblyman Bob…

Judge: Limiting inmates’ mail unconstitutional

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon federal judge has ruled the practice of limiting inmates’ mail to only postcards is unconstitutional. The ruling from U.S. District Court judge Michael Simon throws into question the constitutionality of the practice…

Chile hunts sect members accused of burning baby

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police on Thursday arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual because the leader of the sect believed that the end of the world was near and that the…

Don Omar is top winner at Billboard Latin awards

MIAMI (AP) — The stars of Latin music are taking the stage in Miami for the annual Billboard awards honoring Spanish-language songs and performers. Up for the top prize of artist of the year are Don Omar, Prince…

Man put to death for Texas store abduction slaying

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago. Richard Cobb, 29, didn’t deny using…
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Kansas suspends medical license of doctor

Kansas regulators have indefinitely suspended the medical license of a Manhattan doctor linked to drug overdoses among active-duty Fort Riley soldiers.…

Man named in poison letters case goes into hiding

SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man whose home was searched in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to the president and others has apparently gone into hiding, but his attorney said he is cooperating and the FBI…