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Paralegal angry by Alex Murdaugh theft, knew he loved family

Feb. 08, 2023 16:51 PM EST

Alex Murdaugh's paralegal testified Wednesday at his double murder trial about the betrayal she felt when she discovered he lied and manipulated to steal millions of dollars from clients. But Annette Griswold also told jurors Murdaugh was a dedicated family man so distraught after...

UK holds ceremony replete with tradition to consider coins

Feb. 08, 2023 07:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A jury sat solemnly in a gilded hall in central London on Tuesday, presided over by a bewigged representative of the crown in flowing black robes, but there were no criminals in the dock. Britain’s coinage was on trial. In a ceremony that dates back...

Kansas student pleads not guilty in shooting at high school

Feb. 07, 2023 18:58 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of shooting a school resource officer during a scuffle at a Kansas high school pleaded not guilty and was bound over for trial. Jaylon Elmore entered his plea Monday during a preliminary hearing on charges of attempted capital murder,...

FTX founder heads to court after judge rejects bail request

Feb. 07, 2023 18:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried will head to a New York courtroom Thursday to face a federal judge who said his effort to contact a likely trial witness against him seemed designed so they would “sing out of the same hymn book.” On Tuesday, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan...

Jurors hear about blue rain jacket in Alex Murdaugh trial

Feb. 07, 2023 18:16 PM EST

Jurors at Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial in South Carolina heard evidence Tuesday that gunshot residue was found inside a rain jacket found at his mother's home three months after his wife and son were killed. A judge's decision to allow the testimony was the second win for...

Fall trial planned for man charged with killing mom at sea

Feb. 07, 2023 16:19 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday set an October trial for the man charged with killing his mother at sea during a 2016 fishing trip off the coast of New England in what prosecutors say was a scheme to inherit millions of dollars. Nathan Carman, 29, of Vernon,...

30 news groups ask Idaho Supreme Court to reject gag order

Feb. 07, 2023 16:11 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thirty news organizations have asked the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a gag order in a case against a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death. The challenge, filed Monday evening, comes just a few days after an attorney...

Ex-politician may represent himself in reporter murder case

Feb. 07, 2023 15:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas-area elected official accused of killing a veteran investigative journalist wants to represent himself at trial, according to his attorney and court records. A judge set a Feb. 28 hearing Monday on a request by Damian Sheets, a defense attorney...

Concern rises for lives of 2 Thai activists on hunger strike

Feb. 06, 2023 20:40 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Concerns about the condition of two hunger strikers seeking political and judicial reforms in Thailand heightened Monday after the hospital where the two women are being kept urgently summoned their parents. Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, 21, and Orawan “Bam”...

Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...