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Top Russian military official appears in court on bribery charges

Apr. 24, 2024 04:46 AM EDT

A top Russian military official arrested on suspicion of accepting a bribe was sent to pre-trial detention Wednesday after appearing before a court in central Moscow, court officials said in a statement. Timur Ivanov, 48, one of Russia’s 12 deputy defense ministers, was arrested...

Someone fishing with a magnet dredged up new evidence in Georgia couple's killing, officials say

Apr. 23, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

McRAE-HELENA, Ga. (AP) — Someone using a magnet to fish for metal objects in a Georgia creek pulled up a rifle as well as some lost belongings of a couple found slain in the same area more than nine years ago. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says driver's licenses, credit cards...

A well-known figure in a German far-right party tells his trial he is completely innocent

Apr. 23, 2024 08:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of the best-known figures in the far-right Alternative for Germany party said Tuesday at his trial on charges of using a Nazi slogan that he is “completely innocent.” Björn Höcke went on trial at the state court in the eastern city of Halle last week, months...

Arizona judge declares mistrial in the case of a rancher accused of fatally shooting a migrant

Apr. 22, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a rancher accused of fatally shooting a Mexican man on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border. The decision came after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision after more than two full days of...

Trial opens for former Virginia hospital medical director accused of sexual abuse of ex-patients

Apr. 22, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — The former longtime medical director of a Virginia hospital that serves vulnerable children used physical examinations as a “ruse” to sexually abuse two teenage patients, a prosecutor said Monday, while the physician's attorney “adamantly” denied any inappropriate...

A Washington police officer killed 3 people in 8 years -- and faces a murder trial for the last one

Apr. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a suburban Seattle police officer charged with murder in the death of a 26-year-old man outside a convenience store in 2019 — the third person the officer had killed in the past eight years. Auburn officer Jeff Nelson...

Arizona judge declares mistrial in case of rancher accused of fatally shooting migrant on his property by Mexico border

Apr. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona judge declares mistrial in case of rancher accused of fatally shooting migrant on his property by Mexico border.

Key takeaways from the opening statements in Donald Trump's hush money trial

Apr. 22, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday's opening statements in the first criminal trial of a former American president provided a clear roadmap of how prosecutors will try to make the case that Donald Trump broke the law, and how the defense plans to fight the charges on multiple fronts. Lawyers...

Lawyer defending New Hampshire in youth center abuse trial attacks former resident's credibility

Apr. 22, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer defending the state of New Hampshire against abuse allegations at its youth detention center attacked the plaintiff’s credibility Monday, suggesting he was a troublemaker who was appropriately punished as a teen and is now a delusional adult seeking a payout. ...

Without cameras to go live, the Trump trial is proving the potency of live blogs as news tools

Apr. 22, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They watched from the courtroom or via closed-circuit television in an overflow room — roughly 140 reporters, most with laptops or other silenced electronic devices, serving up news at its most elemental and in rapid-fire fashion. There were utterances posted a...