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Ikea fined $1.3 million over spying campaign in France

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages Tuesday over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France. Two former Ikea France...

Myanmar prosecutors present sedition charge against Suu Kyi

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi presented arguments on Tuesday that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions, part of a package of charges the ruling military junta is seen as using to discredit her and consolidate...

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing in campaign funding trial

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in court Tuesday, angrily denying wrongdoing during a trial over the allegedly illegal financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy, 66, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the...

3rd murder trial reopening of courts gets underway in Maine

Jun. 15, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — The state's third murder trial since courts began reopening during the pandemic got underway Tuesday in Oxford County. Rondon Athayde, 49, is charged in the death of his longtime girlfriend, Ana Cordeiro, who was 41 when she died at their...

Man accused of killing 6 found not competent to stand trial

Jun. 15, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with killing six people on or near trails in south Kansas City four to five years ago has been found not competent to stand trial. A judge ruled Monday that Fredrick Scott, 26, of Kansas City, is mentally unfit to aid in his own...

Jury selection to begin for Oklahoma man in students' deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The second-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five, is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg...

Fire destroys bar days after owner testified in murder trial

Jun. 14, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima tavern was destroyed by a fire Saturday after its owner testified in a federal murder trial. Yakima firefighters were called around 4:40 a.m. about the fire at the Brownstone Tavern near Harrah. Fire Chief Kevin Frazier said the fire was...

Despite health woes, Robert Durst murder trial continues

Jun. 14, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered that the murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst will continue, despite defense requests for a delay because they say he's in such pain that he can't stand up to dress for trial. Durst was hospitalized and the...

Myanmar puts Suu Kyi on trial on charges critics call bogus

Jun. 14, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday on charges that many observers say are an attempt by the junta that deposed her to eliminate her as a political force, erase the country’s democratic gains and cement the military’s power. ...

German woman on trial accused of killing 5 of her 6 children

Jun. 14, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German woman has gone on trial accused of killing five of her six children in a case that caused widespread shock in Germany last year. Christiane K., whose full surname wasn't released for privacy reasons, appeared Monday before a regional court in the...