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Jury deliberations resume in trial over deadly bunker fire

Apr. 24, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man who was helping him dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. The 12 jurors deliberated for more than two hours Tuesday after hearing attorneys'...

Hong Kong sentences leaders of 2014 democracy protests

Apr. 24, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests on public nuisance offenses. The sentences are seen as an effort by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to draw a line under the...

The Latest: 8 Hong Kong protest organizers sentenced

Apr. 24, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Hong Kong protest organizers (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offenses. One...

Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Apr. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of Mohamed Noor's defense — that he heard a loud slap against his police SUV that stirred fears of an ambush. The prosecution has tried to...

Arkansas woman convicted of killing husband in porn dispute

Apr. 23, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 69-year-old Arkansas woman has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband after he ordered a pornography channel for their satellite television services. The jury found Patricia Hill guilty Tuesday in Pine Bluff after she testified that she wasn't...

Jury to decide if deadly bunker fire was crime or accident

Apr. 23, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader engaged in "extreme risk-taking behavior" before a fire broke out in his Maryland home and killed a man who was helping him dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the close of the millionaire's murder trial. Before jurors...

The Latest: No verdict yet in trial over deadly tunnel dig

Apr. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man helping him build tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jury deliberations will resume Wednesday in the murder trial of a wealthy stock...

Trial begins over Arkansas' use of sedative in executions

Apr. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An attorney for a group of death row inmates challenging Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions told a federal judge Tuesday that the state's lethal injection process with the drug causes condemned inmates to feel as though they're being lit on fire. An attorney for the state...

In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

Apr. 23, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria (AP) — The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group's "caliphate," they...

Trial set for woman accused of lying to get into Trump club

Apr. 23, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman accused of lying to briefly gain admittance to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida is scheduled to go on trial next month. Federal court records show Yujing Zhang will go on trial May 28 in Fort Lauderdale on charges of lying to federal agents...