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Border activist to testify in second federal trial

Nov. 19, 2019 12:22 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona border activist is scheduled to testify Tuesday in the second criminal case against his actions as a member of a humanitarian aid group. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Scott Warren was arrested in early 2018 after harboring two men who sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border....

Rancher gets life in prison in beating death of his fiancee

Nov. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado rancher was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday shortly after a jury convicted him of beating his fiancée to death with a baseball bat and setting the woman’s remains on fire to hide the evidence. Patrick Frazee was convicted of first-degree...

Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Nov. 18, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an...

Defendant in NY attack that killed 8 speaks out in court

Nov. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with killing eight people on a New York City bike path spoke out at a pretrial hearing Monday, complaining that his prosecution was moving forward while no one was held accountable for the death of Muslims worldwide. Sayfullo Saipov, 31, remained quiet until the end of a...

Judge says teen to stand trial in Colorado school shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EST

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado prosecutors have enough evidence for a teenager to stand trial on dozens of charges in a suburban Denver school shooting that killed a classmate, a judge ruled Monday. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that Alec McKinney, 16, should stand trial on more than 40 charges, including...

Trial begins in 2016 fatal Alabama police shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A majority-white jury was seated Monday to hear the murder trial of an Alabama police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. News outlets report the panel of 14 jurors, including two alternates, is mostly white, but the exact breakdown is unclear. WSFA-TV reported that nine...

The Latest: Colorado man sentenced to life in fiancee death

Nov. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Colorado man accused of killing his fiancee (all times local): 4 p.m. A Colorado rancher convicted of murder in the death of his fiancee has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Patrick Frazee was sentenced Monday...

Spain: men convicted in rape case stand trial in 2nd case

Nov. 18, 2019 8:44 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Four Spanish men convicted earlier this year of raping a woman in a notorious case are standing trial on charges of sexual abuse in a separate incident. The men had a WhatsApp group named "La Manada," or "The Animal Pack," and are currently serving 15-year sentences handed down by the Supreme...

Catalan chief on trial over display of secessionist symbols

Nov. 18, 2019 6:11 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The regional president of Catalonia was on trial Monday for allegedly disobeying Spain’s electoral board by not removing secessionist symbols from public buildings in the northeastern region during an election campaign. Quim Torra could be declared unfit to hold public office...

Former Malaysian PM Najib’s third corruption trial opens

Nov. 18, 2019 12:17 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s third corruption trial opened Monday, with prosecutors saying Najib had tampered with a government audit of the 1MDB state investment fund in a bid to avoid civil and criminal proceedings. Najib, 66, faces multiple corruption...