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Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

No charges against Casey Kasem's widow after his children accused her of abuse
Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted.

A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Casey Kasem had received consistent medical care in his final days and that it wouldn't be appropriate to charge Jean Kasem.

2 men charged in California in terrorism probe

2 California men charged with conspiring to aid terror group, buying air ticket for 1 to fight
Amy Taxin, The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Two California men arrested by the FBI aspired to join the Islamic State group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr, federal prosecutors said Friday.

The U.S. attorney's office charged 24-year-olds Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi with conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist group.

South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive

Court frees Korean Air "but rage" executive, reduces and suspends prison sentence
Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline's chairman, did not violate aviation security law when she ordered the chief flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight, forcing it to return to the gate at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, according to the Seoul High Court.

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Prosecutor: Grand jury indicts 6 officers in police-custody death of Freddie Gray
Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press

BALTIMORE - A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

Prosecutors consider charges in Amtrak crash but would have to show it's not just an accident
Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime.

New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten

New accounts by guardsmen, doctor reveal inmates were beaten, tortured after 1971 Attica riot
Michael Virtanen, The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. - More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds indicating they were tortured as state police and guards retook control of Attica.

Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed in Waco shooting

Purple Heart recipient among 9 bikers killed in Waco restaurant shooting
Nomaan Merchant, Seth Robbins And Emily Schmall, The Associated Press

WACO, Texas - One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.

An Associated Press review of Texas court records and a database maintained by the state Department of Public Safety turned up no criminal history in Texas for Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, of New Braunfels. And his son Vincent Ramirez told the San Antonio Express-News that he was not violent.

Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29

Former NFL star Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case on May 29 in New Orleans.

Sharper has entered a not-guilty plea to federal charges that he drugged women with the intent to rape them. But he has long been expected to plead guilty as part of a multi-jurisdiction deal announced in March. On Thursday a change-of-plea hearing was set for May 29 before U.S. District Judge Jane Triche (trish) Milazzo (mih-LAH'-zoh).

Hernandez sports tattoo at latest court hearing

Ex-NFL star Hernandez sports new tattoo at hearing in witness intimidation case
Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press

BOSTON - Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face.

The tattoo, on the right side of his neck, includes the word "Lifetime" above a star. The bottom portion of the tattoo was obscured by his shirt collar.

Aaron Hernandez sports neck tattoo at latest court hearing

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez sports new neck tattoo at hearing in witness intimidation case
Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press

BOSTON - Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face.

The tattoo, on the right side of his neck, includes the word "Lifetime" above a star. The bottom portion of the tattoo was obscured by his shirt collar.

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