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At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

May. 27, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Judge: Ex-cop must pay $2.2M to children of woman he killed

May. 27, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former Mississippi police officer to pay $2.2 million to four children of a woman whom he killed in May 2019. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Glen Davidson ordered Matthew Kinne on Thursday to pay $1.2 million in compensatory...

Mixed verdict for fraternity members charged in hazing death

May. 27, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two fraternity members charged in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student were acquitted Friday of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide but convicted of several hazing-related counts. The charges against Troy Henricksen, of...

Republicans kept off Michigan ballot turn to the courts

May. 27, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Business owner Perry Johnson filed a lawsuit Friday to try to get on Michigan's August primary ballot, the first of many likely legal challenges after five Republican candidates for governor were barred because of too few valid petition signatures. Johnson asked the...

Trump election probe grand jury to hear from Raffensperger

May. 27, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is expected to appear next week before a special grand jury in an investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to meddle in the 2020 election in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has...

Man accused of shooting at Detroit police officers arraigned

May. 27, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after shots were fired at two Detroit police officers who were attempting to stop the vehicle he allegedly was riding in. Deontay Hestle Jr. also faces weapons and fleeing and eluding charges, the...

Former US Army reservist found guilty in Jan. 6 riot

May. 27, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Army reservist described by prosecutors as a Nazi sympathizer was convicted Friday of storming the U.S. Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, who worked a security...

Man gets life in prison, plus 45 years, in beheading case

May. 27, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man convicted of killing his wife’s co-worker and forcing her to behead him was sentenced Friday to life in prison, plus 45 years. Armando Barron, 32, was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory...

22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here's where the guns came from

May. 27, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault...

Judge orders US to decide if wolverines need protection

May. 27, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has given U.S. wildlife officials 18 months to decide if wolverines should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, following years of dispute over how much risk climate change and other threats pose to the rare and elusive predators. ...