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'Affluenza' teen's mom to remain jailed pending trial

Aug. 20, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck. Tonya Couch will now await her trial on money laundering and hindering apprehension charges in the Tarrant County Jail. Her trial is now set for Nov. 12....

Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

Aug. 20, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal. Nick Lyon is accused...

No verdict in Manafort trial after 3 days of deliberations

Aug. 20, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has finished its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Jurors deliberated until 6:15 p.m. Monday, later than usual, before being dismissed for the day. They'll resume Tuesday...

West Virginia Senate OKs rules for impeachment trials

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate set the course Monday for an unprecedented impeachment trial of three Supreme Court justices who have been assailed for spending of more than $3 million on court office renovations at a time when the state was grappling with millions of dollars in budget...

Key moments in lead in water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge in Flint, Michigan on Monday ruled that there is enough evidence for the head of Michigan's health department, Nick Lyon, to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter related to the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. He's accused of not providing timely notification...

Judge orders Michigan health chief to face trial on manslaughter charges tied to Flint-area Legionnaires' outbreak.

Aug. 20, 2018 4:07 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Judge orders Michigan health chief to face trial on manslaughter charges tied to Flint-area Legionnaires' outbreak.

Oklahoma officer to face trial in fatal shooting

Aug. 20, 2018 3:17 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. A judge decided Friday to send Keith Patrick Sweeney's case to trial, the Oklahoman reported . Sweeney, 33, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in...

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...