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Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, center, and his attorneys Miles Brissette, left, and Bob Gill stand before the reading of the verdict during Oliver's trial at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Oliver was convicted of murder on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager when he fired into a car full of teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 11:27 pm
Every case is unique, as is every jury. But experts say several factors seemed to stack up against former Texas police officer Roy Oliver this week when, in an extremely rare outcome, he was convicted of murder for a shooting that occurred while he was on duty. Criminal justice experts tell The...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:26 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — A glider has crashed in the mountains in Vermont, killing all three people on board. State police say search and rescue crews reached the wreckage near the summit of Sterling Mountain shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and discovered the bodies of the glider pilot and two...
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Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was convicted for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, sits during the sentencing phase at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Oliver was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering Edwards, an unarmed boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 11:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night after being convicted of murder a day earlier for killing an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. Roy Oliver, who faced...
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Baltimore Police Department Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle speaks at a news conference to address an investigative review board's final report on the death of Detective Sean Suiter, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Baltimore. About ten months after Suiter's mysterious death, the board has concluded that he most likely killed himself. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 29, 2018 - 11:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ten months after the mysterious death of a Baltimore police detective, an investigative review board has concluded that he most likely killed himself. The seven-member panel says the evidence they've reviewed "does not support anyone other than Detective Suiter himself firing the...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning addresses participants at an anti-fracking rally in Baltimore. Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 29, 2018 - 10:52 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry...
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Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was convicted for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, sits during the sentencing phase at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Oliver was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering Edwards, an unarmed boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 10:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. Roy Oliver, who faced up to life in prison,...
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Voters exit a polling station on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 29, 2018 - 10:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For all the worries about Russian hackers and other cyber-vandals, voting problems this week in Arizona served as a reminder that one of the biggest threats to fair elections is plain old human error. That appeared to be the case during Tuesday's primary, when dozens of polling...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning addresses participants at an anti-fracking rally in Baltimore. Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 29, 2018 - 10:23 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said received a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry. The...
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Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, from left, and Jany Leveille talk with with attorneys Kelly Golightley and Tom Clark after a hearing on a motion to dismiss in the Taos County Courthouse, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Judge Jeff McElroy ordered charges of neglect against both defendants dropped but the couple still face charges of child abuse resulting in death. In a separate hearing, Judge Emilio Chavez ordered neglect charges dropped on three other defendants due to a deadline missed by prosecutors. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 10:18 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The father of a 3-year-old boy found dead in a filthy New Mexico compound and his partner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of child abuse resulting in death after lesser charges were dismissed against them and other members of their extended family as the result of a...
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Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega speaks to supporters as his wife and Vice President Rosario Murillo applauds, in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. A United Nations report released Wednesday calls on Ortega's government to immediately halt the persecution of protesters and disarm the masked civilians who have been responsible for much of the killings and arbitrary detentions. Ortega's government dismissed the report as baseless. It denied accusations of excessive use of force against protesters. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
August 29, 2018 - 9:41 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A United Nations report released Wednesday on four months of unrest in Nicaragua describes a comprehensive effort of repression by the government that extends from the streets to the courts. The report by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on the...
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