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Violence at Portland protest escalates to firebombs, police say

Protesters in Portland hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, police said, escalating tensions in a city that's already seen nearly four months of nightly protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

Kosovo president, 9 others indicted on war crimes charges

Kosovo’s president and nine other former separatist fighters were indicted on a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges, including murder, by a court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after Kosovo’s 1998-99 independence war with Serbia.

Collusion question remains after first Mueller indictments

For months, commentators and officials describing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia have used words such as “collusion” and “coordination” to summarize the complicated federal probe.

Trump fumes as Mueller probe enters new phase with charges

President Donald Trump moved quickly Monday to distance himself and the White House from the indictment of his former campaign chairman and another aide, saying Paul Manafort’s alleged misdeeds occurred “years ago” and insisting there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Nearly 3 dozen gang members indicted in Chicago area

CHICAGO – Nearly three dozen Chicago-area gang members have been indicted in an alleged racketeering conspiracy that includes arson, extortion and the attempted killing of a police officer. The indictments unsealed Tuesday say the gang operated across Chicago and nearby suburbs in Illinois and Indiana. The indictments name 34 individuals, including high-ranking gang leaders. Two other alleged gang members are facing separate charges.

Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer. The April 4 shooting was captured on video by a bystander and showed officer Michael Slager firing eight times at 50-year-old Walter Scott. The shooting rekindled the ongoing national debate about the treatment of black suspects at the hands of white officers.

Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL, which was already facing heavy criticism for its handling of a domestic violence case involving another star player. Peterson was processed at the Montgomery County jail and released on $15,000 bond, according to a sheriff's office spokesman, Lt. Brady Fitzgerald. He is charged with causing injury to a child, allegedly by spanking one of his sons with a wooden switch, or tree branch.

Texas’ Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century. A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit, which is run by Travis County District Rosemary Lehmberg's office. Several top aides to the Republican governor appeared before grand jurors in Austin, including his deputy chief of staff, legislative director and general counsel. Perry himself wasn't called to testify.

Feds: Imprisoned murderer ran gang network

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While behind bars for three decades, a convicted murderer and member of the Mexican Mafia controlled a network of Los Angeles street gangs that sold drugs, committed killings and robbed students at the University of Southern California, authorities said in an indictment unsealed Thursday. Investigators believe Danny Roman used his 23-year-old daughter Vianna Roman and her husband, Aaron Soto, to relay orders to gang members who ran criminal activities in neighborhoods and received protection from the notorious prison gang if they entered the penal system.

APNewsBreak: DeCinces indicted for insider trading

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Baltimore Orioles all-star Doug DeCinces and three others were indicted Wednesday on insider trading charges involving the use of information prior to the takeover of a medical device company in California, authorities said. In 2008, DeCinces was told by a close friend and official at Advanced Medical Optics Inc. that Abbott Laboratories planned to pay $21 to $23 a share for the company's stock, prosecutors said. At the time, Advanced Medical Optics was trading for about $8 a share.

3 Calif men indicted in terror plot case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three California men have been indicted on terrorism-related charges for allegedly plotting to kill Americans overseas. An indictment filed Wednesday charges Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales and Arifeen David Gojali with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. If convicted, they each could face up to 15 years in prison.

2 workers shoulder blame for 2010 BP oil disaster

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The manslaughter charges brought against two relatively low-ranking BP rig workers in the deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster may be as far as federal prosecutors are willing to go. Or maybe they intend to use the two men to work their way up the corporate ladder. The Justice Department has said only that its criminal investigation is still going on. As a result, others are left guessing about prosecutors' intentions.

AG Holder: Investigation of BP spill to continue

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disaster. A federal indictment unsealed in New Orleans claims BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine acted negligently in their supervision of key safety tests performed on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig before the explosion killed 11 workers in April 2010. The indictment says Kaluza and Vidrine failed to phone engineers onshore to alert them of problems in the drilling operation.

Correction: Missing NYC Boy story

NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a story Nov. 14 about an indictment in the death of a New York City boy in 1979, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the suspect's attorney. He is Harvey Fishbein, not Harvey Feinstein. A corrected version of the story is below:

NY prosecutors press ahead on Etan Patz case

NEW YORK (AP) — The alleged killing is more than three decades old, the body's never been found and the motive is murky. Finally, the only clear piece of evidence — a recent confession — came from a man who, according to his lawyer, is delusional.

Suspect indicted in ‘79 death of NYC boy Etan Patz

NEW YORK (AP) — A man authorities say confessed to the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been formally charged with murder and kidnapping, a major milestone in a case that has stymied investigators and Etan Patz's devoted family for decades. The indictment against Pedro Hernandez, 51, of Maple Shade, N.J., was made public Wednesday and sets up a potential showdown at trial over whether prosecutors can convince a jury that his claim that he strangled the boy — a secret kept for more than 30 years — is credible.

Lawyer: Suspect indicted in 1979 death of NYC boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for the suspect in the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old New York City boy says his client has been indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping. Attorney Harvey Fishbein says 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez is being charged in the disappearance of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn PAYTS'). Hernandez, of Maple Shade, N.J., was arrested this year and investigators say he confessed.

Bail ruling expected in Russian tech theft case

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge is expected to rule on whether to offer bail to the owner of a Texas microelectronics company accused of conspiring to sell advanced technology to the Russian military. The ruling is to come Thursday in Houston in the case of Alexander Fishenko.