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‘This is crazy’: Former AP reporter remembers Charles Manson trial

‘This is crazy’: Former AP reporter remembers Charles Manson trial

The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked — not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was.
The cult leader, accused of the most notorious murders in decades, arrived amid stories of mystical powers and h ... (full story)


US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced last week the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February.
Trump said the designation as ... (full story)


AP: Little diversity in Trump court picks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America’s federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that more closely reflects the nation’s diversity.
So far, 91 percent of Trump’s nominees are white, and 81 percent ... (full story)


Newtown gun victim relative makes case against Remington

HARTFORD, Conn. — Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favored by elite military forces, a lawyer for relatives of some victims of the massacre told the Connecticut Supreme Court today.
Lanza, who killed 20 fi ... (full story)


SCOTUS gambling decision spurs lawsuits

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Some gambling technology companies expect the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize sports betting and are jockeying for position in the new industry months before a decision is even rendered.
A lawsuit filed late last week in Atlantic City shines some light on the scramble.
NYX Gaming Group Ltd., a compan ... (full story)