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Oklahoma officer to face trial in fatal shooting

Aug. 20, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A suspended Oklahoma City officer has been ordered to face trial in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed suicidal man. The Oklahoman reports that a judge decided Friday to send 33-year-old Keith Patrick Sweeney's case to trial. Sweeney has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder...

Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial

Aug. 20, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Jury deliberations have resumed in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Monday marks the third day that jurors ponder the 18-count indictment. Federal prosecutors in the trial in Alexandria, Virginia, allege that Manafort hid tens of millions of...

Australian filmmaker testifies in his Cambodian trial

Aug. 20, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June last year for flying a...

South African man denied appeal on ax murder convictions

Aug. 20, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man found guilty of murdering three of his immediate family members was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences on Monday. The Western Cape High Court dismissed the application of Henri van Breda, 23, to appeal his three life sentences for...

Verdict scheduled for next week in Myanmar reporters' trial

Aug. 20, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A judge in Myanmar said he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists accused of possessing secret state information, a case that has become a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship. Closing arguments were heard Monday in the trial...

Escort says oligarch now has tapes on Russia interference

Aug. 20, 2018 4:10 AM EDT

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A model and escort from Belarus who caused a sensation by claiming to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump said Monday that she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it. Anastasia Vashukevich, who also uses the name...

2 monks referred to trial over abbot's killing in Egypt

Aug. 19, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state-run news agency says prosecutors have referred two monks to trial on charges of killing an abbot in a monastery north of Cairo last month. The MENA news agency reported Sunday that prosecutors are charging a recently defrocked monk, identified as Isaiah, and another hospitalized...

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Aug. 18, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation's capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. The trial now underway in...

Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

Aug. 18, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he...

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Aug. 17, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas testified on Friday that there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and four other black teenagers. The testimony came during the second day of the murder trial for fired...