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Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Defense to seek reconsideration of request to move trial

Oct. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he plans to ask a judge to reconsider his decision against moving the trial of a man charged in the death of his girlfriend, whose remains were found in a northeastern Pennsylvania river. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that defense attorney Timothy...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...

Hondurans call for president to step down after drug verdict

Oct. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Opposition groups called Saturday for more protests to demand that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández be removed from office after his younger brother was convicted of drug trafficking in a New York court. Thousands of Hondurans protested into the early hours of the...

Parents sue Virginia school district over racist 2017 video

Oct. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — The parents of a Virginia student who say their son was assaulted and bullied by his middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system. The video, which showed football players simulating sex acts on black students in a locker...

Indiana attorney general faces hearing on future as lawyer

Oct. 19, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The professional future of Indiana's attorney general is at stake with a disciplinary hearing that threatens his law license after allegations that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year. A former state Supreme Court justice will open a perhaps weeklong hearing Monday on the...

Probationers sentenced for debts they can never pay?

Oct. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decade after he was first sentenced in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Maurice Hudson still could not come up with $1,941 in outstanding court costs — and, at a February hearing, it was clear Judge Genece Brinkley was out of patience. "Each time, he has come back here with...

Closing arguments up next in deadly prison breakout trial

Oct. 19, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected next week in the trial of an inmate accused of murder in a deadly attempted breakout that left four North Carolina prison workers dead. Jurors on Thursday heard grisly details about the disturbance in a video interview, The Virginian-Pilot...

Schiff, a longtime prosecutor, angers GOP in impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, there is no comparative figure in the...

Law stopping Florida felons from voting temporarily halted

Oct. 19, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

A federal judge issued a ruling Friday temporarily blocking a Republican-backed Florida law that barred some felons from voting because of their inability to pay fines and other legal debts. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle could pave the way for thousands of felons who were denied the right to...