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FILE - In this June 24, 2019 file photo Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, center, is escorted into a courtroom for his arraignment in Springfield District Court, in Springfield. Zhukovskyy, a pickup driver whose collision on a rural New Hampshire highway with a group of bikers in 2019 left seven motorcyclists dead, is to appear in court Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, over a bid to suppress some comments he made during a police interview after the crash. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool, File)

Judge considers suppressing statements in biker crash case

Sep. 29, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

The pickup driver whose collision with a group of bikers last year left seven motorcyclists dead made some statements to police that should not be part of his upcoming trial, his lawyers told a judge in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Attorneys for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy said their client indicated during the police...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Prosecutor: Huawei defense turning US extradition into trial

Sep. 29, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor says by requesting the inclusion of additional evidence the defense team for a Chinese executive wanted in the United States is coming close to turning an extradition hearing into a trial. Canada arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei at...

Man charged in death of missing teen dies before trial

Sep. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man charged in July in the death of an Indiana teenager who vanished in 1986 has died following an undisclosed illness, leaving the teen’s family still searching for answers to her fate. Shawn McClung, 56, died Saturday at an Indianapolis hospital before he could stand...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia's former prime minister, looks on in parliament in the capital, Skopje. A criminal court in North Macedonia has sentenced  former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to 1 1/2 years in prison, and handed suspended sentences to six other party members and supporters for orchestrating violence in 2013, it was reported on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)

North Macedonia: Former PM sentenced to 1½ years in prison

Sep. 29, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A criminal court in North Macedonia has sentenced former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to 1 1/2 years in prison, and handed suspended sentences to six other party members and supporters for orchestrating violence in 2013. Gruevski, who was granted political...

Defendant's sanity in question in deaths of mother, nephew

Sep. 29, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge will decide whether a Sioux Falls man is not guilty by reason of mental disease in the slayings of his mother and nephew in 2016. Heath Otto told investigators he felt he did the right thing in killing the two because he was ending their misery from their respective...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly arrives for the first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo. A Nissan employee testified Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 that he worked with another former Nissan executive, American Greg Kelly to find ways to pay the automaker's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn without fully disclosing his compensation. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Nissan employee testifies against American on trial in Japan

Sep. 29, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Nissan employee testified Tuesday that he worked with another former Nissan executive, American Greg Kelly to find ways to pay the automaker's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn without fully disclosing his compensation. Toshiaki Ohnuma, a star witnesses for the prosecution, described to the...

An undated photo of William Green. Prince George's County, Maryland has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of William Green, who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him. Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced the settlement Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  (Brenda Michaele Green via AP)

$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man

Sep. 28, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a man who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him, a county official said Monday. The Prince George's County police officer who killed William Green in January was arrested...

This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. On Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, a federal jury in Concord, N.H., found a Cantwell guilty of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Jury finds white nationalist guilty of rape threat

Sep. 28, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A self-proclaimed white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was found guilty Monday by a federal jury of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. Christopher...

Former Kosovo separatist commander appears in court

Sep. 28, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former commander of separatist fighters in Kosovo’s 1998-1999 war appeared at a special court in the Netherlands on Monday to face charges that he was involved in the torture of detainees and the murder of one prisoner held at a compound in Kosovo during the conflict....

Hastert breach-of-contract jury trial set for February 2021

Sep. 27, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A jury trial for a $1.8 million breach-of-conduct case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been set for February 2021. The 2016 lawsuit was filed by a man alleging he was sexually abused as a teen by Hastert and later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet. The man,...