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Arkansas man convicted of killing Oklahoma sheriff's father

Jan. 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of killing the father of an Oklahoma county sheriff. Ricky Rainwater, 45, of Fort Smith was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2018 death of Larry Lane Sr. in Cherokee County. A jury recommended...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courtroom after attending jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Jan. 17, 2020 4:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people were dismissed because they had already made up their minds about the disgraced Hollywood mogul. Opening statements are expected Wednesday in...

Jury selected in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, setting stage for testimony to begin next week

Jan. 17, 2020 12:40 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selected in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, setting stage for testimony to begin next week.

Idaho House expels member convicted of fraud by Texas jury

Jan. 16, 2020 8:58 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House of Representatives on Thursday expelled one of its members a day after he was convicted of conspiring to defraud the U.S. government. The House voted 65-0 to expel Republican Rep. John Green of Post Falls. It is the first ever expulsion from the Idaho Legislature, state...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during a break in jury selection for his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Weinstein's lawyers want trial moved, calling it a 'circus'

Jan. 16, 2020 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers went to court Thursday with a last-minute demand to halt jury selection and move his rape trial out of New York City, where they say intense publicity, protesters and even the consideration of supermodel Gigi Hadid as a juror have turned the case into a...

Jury returns mixed verdict in stray bullet slaying of girl

Jan. 16, 2020 1:57 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A jury returned a mixed verdict Thursday for the first of four defendants to stand trial in the death of a 9-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed in her home. The Cumberland County jury found Leroy Frazier III, 21, not guilty of murder in the July 2018 death of...

Harvey Weinstein arrives for jury selection in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Weinstein lawyers: 'Circus' atmosphere, juror tweets unfair

Jan. 15, 2020 7:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As if picking a jury for Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial wasn’t complicated enough, some potential jurors have been posting on social media about their involvement in the case, violating court rules that could land them behind bars, the judge said Wednesday as the selection...

Man acquitted of gunning down woman on Bethlehem street

Jan. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Jurors have acquitted a man accused of having gunned down a woman in what authorities called a gang-related revenge killing almost three years ago in eastern Pennsylvania. The Northampton County jury deliberated for about three hours Tuesday before acquitting 37-year-old Kasheem Aiken of...

Harvey Weinstein arrives for jury selection in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, in New York, Tuesday,  Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Jury selection at Weinstein's rape trial trudges forward

Jan. 14, 2020 3:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A sixth day of jury selection at Harvey Weinstein's New York City rape trial ended Tuesday after another batch of prospective jurors told a judge that they had already made up their minds about the movie mogul. More than 30 people of 110 screened in a Manhattan courtroom said they couldn't...

Dad convicted of aiding son after woman's dismemberment

Jan. 13, 2020 6:18 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A retired police officer accused of helping his son after he killed and dismembered a woman in western Michigan was convicted Monday of committing perjury and acting as an accessory. The Kent County jury was deadlocked and couldn't reach a unanimous decision on an additional...