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White supremacist appeals death penalty in church massacre

Associated Press

White supremacist Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was suffering from schizophrenia and other psychological disorders when he represented himself at his capital trial.

Former union president pleads guilty to money charges

Associated Press

The former president of the union representing workers at the massive Smithfield Foods plant in eastern North Carolina pleaded guilty to helping embezzle more than $200,000 of the local's money.

No charges in Michigan Catholic school hazing investigation

- Associated Press

No charges will be filed in an investigation of hazing by football players at a prominent all-boys school in suburban Detroit due to a lack of cooperation from staff and families, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Ex-Customs and Border Protection official sentenced to jail

Associated Press

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander in the Los Angeles area was ordered to serve 31 months in prison for operating an illegal gun-selling business and other crimes, federal prosecutors said.

Court: Blood tests in fatal crashes are unconstitutional

- Associated Press

A state law requiring a blood test without probable cause in all fatal crashes is unconstitutional, Maine's highest court ruled Tuesday in the case of a trucker fighting a manslaughter conviction.

Federal, state attorneys want extension of fentanyl order

- Associated Press

A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is joining other federal and state attorneys who are urging Congress to extend an order that criminalizes possession of the dangerous opioid fentanyl and related substances.

Joplin man gets probation in severe neglect of his mother

Associated Press

A 52-year-old Joplin man who authorities said allowed his mother to lie in filthy conditions while she was unable to care for herself was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor.

Panel bolsters case for removing judge over sex comments

- Associated Press

A three-judge panel has agreed with New Jersey's Supreme Court that a judge who suggested a woman should “close her legs” to prevent a sexual assault should be removed from the bench.