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At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

May. 27, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Judge: Ex-cop must pay $2.2M to children of woman he killed

May. 27, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former Mississippi police officer to pay $2.2 million to four children of a woman whom he killed in May 2019. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Glen Davidson ordered Matthew Kinne on Thursday to pay $1.2 million in compensatory...

Mixed verdict for fraternity members charged in hazing death

May. 27, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two fraternity members charged in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student were acquitted Friday of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide but convicted of several hazing-related counts. The charges against Troy Henricksen, of...

Virginia man found guilty in ex-girlfriend's strangulation

May. 27, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A jury found a Virginia man guilty on Friday of murdering his ex-girlfriend almost four years in front of the couple’s young toddlers. Lamont Johnson, 45, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Bellamy Gamboa, 39, in July 2018, The...

Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit, allowing NY probe to go on

May. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, rejecting the former president’s claim that she targeted him out of political animus and allowing her civil investigation into his business practices to continue. ...

Judge orders St. Louis County to pay $300K for police search

May. 27, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered St. Louis County to pay $300,000 to two people who sued after police barged into their home six years ago with guns drawn and without a warrant. A final judgment in the case was entered Thursday against the county, ordering it to pay...

Mexican court injuntion against plan to employ Cuban doctors

May. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico agreed Thursday to consider a preliminary injunction against plans by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hire about 500 specialized doctors from Cuba. According to a copy of the injunction, the government has not proved the doctors have...

Federal judge: South Dakota violating voter registration act

May. 26, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that South Dakota is violating federal laws by failing to make it easier to vote. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol of South Dakota sided with two American Indian tribes, the Rosebud Sioux and the Oglala Sioux. The tribes argued in...

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in beheading case

May. 26, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a New Hampshire man of first-degree murder for killing his wife’s coworker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him. Armando Barron, 32, faces a life sentence without parole. He also was convicted...

Kentucky coal firm held in contempt over WVa mine pollution

May. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky coal company has been found in contempt for failing to submit court-ordered plans to clean up two polluted West Virginia mine sites. U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers issued a contempt order against Lexington Coal Company LLC. Chambers wrote...