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Donald Trump may be stuck in a Manhattan courtroom, but he knows his fave legal analysts

May. 23, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there are bragging rights associated with Donald Trump praising your legal acumen when he speaks after a day's testimony at his criminal trial, Fox News analyst Andy McCarthy has already been cited at least a dozen times. The former president and current...

Feds face trial over prison guards' abuse of incarcerated women at now-shuttered California facility

May. 22, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will go to trial next year over claims it allowed an environment where guards at a now-shuttered California prison sexually abused incarcerated women, a judge ordered Wednesday. In the first public hearing since FCI Dublin...

Defense highlights internet search for hypothermia in Karen Read murder trial

May. 22, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend tried to implicate a key prosecution witness at the woman's trial Wednesday, accusing the witness of conducting an incriminating internet search hours before the man's body was discovered and then deleting the...

Heated hearing in classified documents case as lawyer for Trump co-defendant challenges prosecutors

May. 22, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump's personal valet took aim at the conduct of prosecutors in the classified documents case in a heated hearing Wednesday, the first since a judge indefinitely postponed the trial. Stanley Woodward, a lawyer for Walt Nauta, said...

Hunter Biden’s tax trial set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still in June

May. 22, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Biden is scheduled to stand trial on federal tax charges in September after a judge on Wednesday granted his request to delay the California trial that had been approaching next month. U.S. District Judge Mark C. Scarsi agreed during a hearing to push the...

Hunter Biden’s trial on tax charges set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still scheduled for June

May. 22, 2024 15:31 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Biden’s trial on tax charges set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still scheduled for June.

Trial of Sen. Bob Menendez takes a weeklong break after jurors get stuck in elevator

May. 22, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of Sen. Bob Menendez grinded to a weeklong break on Tuesday after federal court jurors who were treated to a brick-by-brick build of the prosecution's bribery case got stuck in an elevator a day after they were forced from their usual assembly room because of flooding. ...

Jailed Guatemalan journalist to AP: 'I can defend myself, because I am innocent'

May. 21, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — José Rubén Zamora has spent nearly two years locked in a dark 16- by 13-foot cell in a Guatemalan prison, allowed only one hour a day in the sunlight. The journalist’s money laundering conviction was tossed out, and last week a judge finally ordered his...

Trump's lawyers rested their case after calling just 2 witnesses. Experts say that's not unusual

May. 21, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s legal team rested its case Tuesday in his hush money trial after calling just two witnesses and opting not to have the former president take the stand in his own defense. But despite what Hollywood courtroom dramas might suggest, that isn’t all...

Trump hush money trial enters new phase after defense rests without testimony from former president

May. 21, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's hush money trial moved into a new phase Tuesday, drawing closer to the moment when the jury will begin deciding his fate after testimony concluded without the former president taking the stand in his own defense. “Your honor, the defense rests,”...