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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. The California murder trial of real estate heir Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is expected to move to the Inglewood courthouse from Los Angeles, The Daily Breeze reported Friday, May 22. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)

Robert Durst murder trial may move to new California court

May. 24, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The California murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask in line with public health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, looks at his lawyer inside the court room as his corruption trial opens at the Jerusalem District Court, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  He is the country’s first sitting prime minister ever to go on trial, facing charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases stemming from ties to wealthy friends. (Ronen Zvulun/ Pool Photo via AP)

Israel's Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

May. 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — To the sounds of his impassioned supporters chanting outside, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strode into a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday to face corruption charges in a long-awaited trial that has overshadowed three inconclusive elections and deeply divided the country....

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing blue mask, enters court for start of corruption trial.

May. 24, 2020 8:12 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing blue mask, enters court for start of corruption trial.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at courthouse for start of corruption trial

May. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at courthouse for start of corruption trial.
FILE - In this April 25, 2020 file photo, demonstrators wearing protective face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, hang a banner showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during

Israel's Netanyahu, unbeaten in elections, is going on trial

May. 23, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — After entering the record books last year as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will once again make history when he becomes the country’s first sitting leader to go on trial. Surrounded by security guards, Netanyahu is set to march into...

Ruling allows warrantless search of probationer's cellphone

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Supreme Court decision in a privacy rights case from Pima County says authorities could legally conduct a warrantless search of the cellphone of a man who was on felony probation. The court's unanimous decision Friday overturned a trial judge's ruling that prosecutors could not...

Iowa jury trials postponed until Sept. 14 due to COVID-19

May. 22, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Judicial Branch announced Friday that it would postpone jury trials in criminal cases until at least Sept. 14 and push back any in-person proceedings until July 13 or later because of the coronavirus threat. Some hearings can begin earlier if courthouses meet recommended...

Mississippi judge: Man can stand trial in officer's death

May. 22, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A man accused in the shooting death of a police officer is mentally competent to stand trial, a Mississippi judge has declared. After hearing testimony Thursday, Judge Christopher Schmidt ruled Darian Atkinson, 20, was able to help with his legal defense, The Sun Herald reported....

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin departs federal court with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin and Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty in a video arraignment scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020, to charges of trying to secure the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazy

May. 22, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as part of a college admissions bribery scheme, but a judge has not decided whether...

In this screen grab from a Monday, May 18, 2020, Collin County, Texas, District Court video livestreamed on YouTube, Collin County District Judge Emily Miskel, upper left, facilitates proceedings during jury selection via Zoom in what is believed to be the first American jury trial conducted over online video. (Collin County District Court/YouTube via AP)

Texas court holds first US jury trial via videoconferencing

May. 22, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The potential jurors popped onto the screen one by one. They confirmed their names and told the judge how they were connecting to the court: on laptops, tablets and iPhones. There were some wireless issues and camera problems, but eventually 26 Texans in separate boxes raised their hands for...