CHICAGO (AP) - A man who bragged about killing an off-duty Chicago police officer during an armed robbery has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Antwon Carter, flanked by sheriff's deputies, shuffled calmly out of Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday after he was convicted of the 2010 murder of Officer Michael Bailey. The 62-year-old Bailey was wiping down an automobile he purchased ahead of a planned retirement, when he was shot three times in a shootout with Carter.
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New York have charged a banker with trying to buy himself a role in President Donald Trump's administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Stephen M. Calk was arrested Thursday in New York City on a financial institution bribery charge. He pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court before he was released on $5 million bail. His attorney says the charge is a "travesty" and he'll be exonerated at trial.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer swept down the flood-swollen river and hit the Webbers Falls Lock and Dam about noon Thursday and sank. Town officials in the riverfront town of Webbers Falls had warned residents to flee for fear such a collision would catastrophically breach the dam and flood the town.
CHICAGO (AP) - A Rockford, Illinois man has been acquitted of killing a 2-year-old son of his daughter's friend and dumping the dismembered remains in a Chicago lagoon. Kamel Harris was found not guilty Thursday by a Cook County jury, one day after he took the witness stand and proclaimed his innocence. Harris testified Kyrian Knox's mother left the boy in his care in August 2015. He said three people later showed up at his residence, saying they were there to pick up Kyrian and he allowed the boy to go.
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