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Here's what every key witness said at Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Closing arguments are coming

May. 26, 2024 08:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 22 witnesses, including a porn actor, tabloid publisher and White House insiders, testimony is over at Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York. Prosecutors called 20 witnesses. The defense called just two. Trump decided not to testify on his own behalf. ...

Idaho drag performer awarded $1.1 million in defamation case against far-right blogger

May. 25, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $1.1 million to an Idaho drag performer who accused a far-right blogger of defaming him when she falsely claimed that he exposed himself to a crowd, including children, during a Pride event in June 2022. The Kootenai County...

Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling

May. 24, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” keeping the case on track for a trial this summer. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer on Friday upheld an...

A murderous romance or a frame job? Things to know about Boston's Karen Read murder trial

May. 24, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

A highly publicized trial in Massachusetts involving a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowbank is finishing its fourth week on Friday. John O’Keefe, 46, died in the Boston suburb of Canton on Jan. 29, 2022....

Hunter Biden's impending gun trial could last up to 2 weeks amid sharp disagreements over evidence

May. 24, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The judge overseeing Hunter Biden ’s federal firearms charges trial agreed Friday to block prosecutors from telling jurors about some other unflattering episodes from his personal life, but left the door open to allowing them in if the president’s son testifies. ...

Prosecutor tells jury that self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman cheated thousands of $1 billion

May. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman became an internet sensation and conned thousands of people worldwide into sending him $1 billion, enabling him to spend lavishly on a mansion, two yachts and even a $35,000 mattress, a prosecutor told a New York jury Friday at the start...

North Carolina judge properly considered jurors' request in murder trial, justices decide

May. 24, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge properly used his discretion in declining to provide testimony transcripts to jurors deliberating in a murder trial, the state Supreme Court has ruled. A majority of justices on Thursday overturned the state Court of Appeals’ order of a...

Trump swaps bluster for silence, and possibly sleep, in his hush money trial

May. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t known for letting slights pass. Yet for weeks, the famously combative presumptive Republican nominee has sat silently — to the point of sometimes seeming asleep — in a sterile Manhattan courtroom amid a barrage of accusations and insults. ...

Judge says $475,000 award in New Hampshire youth center abuse case would be 'miscarriage of justice'

May. 23, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says capping the verdict at $475,000 as the state proposes would be an “unconscionable miscarriage of justice.” In a lengthy order issued Wednesday, Judge Andrew...

Federal jury rules against couple who sued Arkansas steakhouse over social-distancing brawl

May. 22, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jury has ruled against a Black couple who sued a Little Rock steakhouse over a fight the couple had with white customers who weren't wearing masks and stood too close during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal jury on Monday found no negligence or racial...