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How a hush money scandal tied to a porn star led to Trump’s first criminal trial

Apr. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the kind of tawdry tale Donald Trump might’ve relished before politics: a porn actress claiming they’d had sex. But on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Trump feared the story — which he says is false — would cost him votes. So, prosecutors...

Judge refuses to dismiss Hunter Biden's gun case, rejecting claim it's politically motivated

Apr. 12, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware refused Friday to throw out a federal gun case against Hunter Biden, rejecting the president's son's claim that he is being prosecuted for political purposes as well as other arguments. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika's ruling...

Guilty plea by leader of polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out

Apr. 12, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A guilty plea by the leader of an offshoot polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out due to an unmet condition of his deal that hinged on whether others charged in the case also would plead guilty. Under the terms of Samuel...

Judge declines to delay Trump’s NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity

Apr. 12, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case. It's the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as...

Trump will be first ex-president on criminal trial. Here's what to know about the hush money case

Apr. 12, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump will make history as the first former president to stand trial on criminal charges when his hush money case opens Monday with jury selection. The case will force the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to juggle campaigning with sitting in a...

Judge in Trump’s NY hush money trial denies request to delay after Trump argued case has garnered too much publicity

Apr. 12, 2024 17:41 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Judge in Trump’s NY hush money trial denies request to delay after Trump argued case has garnered too much publicity.

Jury visits a ranch near US-Mexico border where an Arizona man is charged with killing a migrant

Apr. 12, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors in the case of an Arizona rancher charged with fatally shooting a migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border visited the scene of the killing as the third week of the trial wrapped up. Court officials on Thursday took jurors in a van to view various...

In death, 3 decades after his trial verdict, O.J. Simpson still reflects America's racial divides

Apr. 12, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

For many people old enough to remember O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, his 1995 exoneration was a defining moment in their understanding of race, policing and justice. Nearly three decades later, it still reflects the different realities of white and Black Americans. Some people...

Where are they now? Key players in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson

Apr. 12, 2024 04:00 AM EDT

The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought what's dubbed the “Trial of the Century” that culminated with O.J. Simpson's acquittal of the murders. The announcement Thursday that Simpson is dead has brought renewed attention to the closely watched...

20 years later, Abu Ghraib detainees get their day in US court

Apr. 12, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Twenty years ago this month, photos of abused prisoners and smiling U.S. soldiers guarding them at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released, shocking the world. Now, three survivors of Abu Ghraib will finally get their day in U.S. court against the military...