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$63M verdict against Miami commissioner accused of political retaliation

Jun. 01, 2023 16:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal jury in Florida awarded $63.5 million on Thursday to a pair of businessmen who claimed a city of Miami commissioner used his office to harass them after they supported the commissioner's political opponent. Miami City Commissioner Joe Carollo...

Danny Masterson convicted of 2 counts of rape; ‘That '70s Show’ actor faces 30 years to life

Jun. 01, 2023 08:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That '70s Show” star Danny Masterson was led out in handcuffs from a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and could get 30 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty on two of three counts of rape at his second trial, in which the Church of Scientology played a...

Jury finds ‘That ’70s Show’ star Danny Masterson guilty of 2 counts of rape in retrial where Scientology played key role

May. 31, 2023 17:09 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury finds ‘That ’70s Show’ star Danny Masterson guilty of 2 counts of rape in retrial where Scientology played key role.

Fast start to jury selection at trial of ex-deputy accused of failing to confront Parkland shooter

May. 31, 2023 16:29 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the groundbreaking trial of a former sheriff's deputy charged with failing to confront the killer of 14 students and three staff members at a Florida high school five years ago got off to a speedy start Wednesday, with the preliminary round...

Site of Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 sold to community group

May. 29, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A converted artists' warehouse in Oakland that burned down in 2016, killing 36 people, was quietly razed this month in preparation for possible development into badly needed low-income housing. The property that housed the Ghost Ship warehouse was acquired...

Hong Kong court rejects publisher Jimmy Lai's bid to terminate his national security trial

May. 29, 2023 07:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Monday rejected a jailed publisher’s request to terminate his national security trial, pressing ahead with a landmark case seen as part of Beijing's crackdown on the city's pro-democracy movement. Jimmy Lai, the 75-year-old founder of the...

Historic acquittal in Louisiana fuels fight to review 'Jim Crow' verdicts

May. 29, 2023 02:46 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Evangelisto Ramos walked out of a New Orleans courthouse and away from a life sentence accompanying a 10-2 jury conviction, thanks in large part to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision bearing his name. Ramos v. Louisiana outlawed nonunanimous jury...

Danny Masterson rape retrial deliberations drag on more than 6 days, will resume next week

May. 26, 2023 20:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors have deliberated for more than a week without reaching a verdict in the rape retrial of “That '70s Show” star Danny Masterson, and will have to return and resume talks after the long holiday weekend. The Los Angeles County jury of seven women and five...

Jury finds man guilty of second-degree murder in 2018 California state park killing

May. 26, 2023 19:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Friday found a man guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father who was camping with his daughters and of the attempted murders of the two young girls, all at a popular park in Southern California. Anthony Rauda fatally...

Texas grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting of rapper Takeoff

May. 26, 2023 15:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting Migos rapper Takeoff last year outside a Houston bowling alley has been indicted on a murder charge, according to court records. Patrick Xavier Clark had been free on a $1 million bond when a grand jury in Houston indicted him on...