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Federal judge dismisses $15M lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a $15 million lawsuit filed by a former University of Rochester worker who was seriously injured in an  accident at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the school. On Aug. 6, 2008, Samuel Roberts, ...

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Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial

Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler walks out of the courtroom as the jury leaves to deliberate on his fourth court case and fourth murder charge at the Tulsa County Courthouse on Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017. Kepler, on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend, told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man. (Jessie Wardarski/Tulsa World via AP)

An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn't surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter's black boyfriend. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he's just relieved there was a conviction after former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's three previous murder trials ended with hung juries. "I'm just grateful that the jury gave us some finality with this verdict," Kunzweiler said.

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