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Trial opens for Israeli woman charged in $145M fraud scheme

Jul. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal trial begins this week for an Israeli woman charged in the U.S. with directing a scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors across the globe out of tens of millions of dollars. Jury selection for Lee Elbaz's trial began Tuesday morning in Maryland. She's one of 15...

Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

Jul. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached "good faith and fair dealing" with Roger...

Retrial begins for former Texas officer charged with assault

Jul. 15, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A retrial is underway for a former suburban Dallas police officer charged with aggravated assault for shooting an unarmed man twice in the back. Former Mesquite officer Derick Wiley was fired after the November 2017 shooting that wounded Lyndo Jones. Authorities say the officer mistook Jones...

Ex-officer accused of rape cover-up subpoenaed by grand jury

Jul. 12, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed a retired Tennessee police officer accused of helping to cover up a rape allegation against another officer. The Times Free Press reports retired Chattanooga police Capt. Pedro Bacon was subpoenaed to appear before the jury in April. Bacon and...

Investigation involving St. Louis prosecutor is ongoing

Jul. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The special prosecutor overseeing the investigation of how St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner prosecuted last year's criminal case against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens confirmed Thursday that the investigation is still ongoing, even though the grand jury has disbanded. Special...

Man waives jury decision on death penalty in Nebraska murder

Jul. 11, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man convicted of killing and dismembering a 24-year-old Lincoln woman who officials say was lured to her death through an online dating app has waived his right to have a jury decide whether he's eligible for the death penalty. Aubrey Trail, 52, opted Thursday to have the...

Jury convicts man of murder in grisly death of Lincoln woman

Jul. 10, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man was convicted Wednesday of killing a 24-year-old Lincoln woman and could now face the death penalty. A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon and in less than three hours agreed to convict 52-year-old Aubrey Trail of first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Sidney...

Grand jury disbands without indicting St. Louis prosecutor

Jul. 10, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grand jury that indicted the man hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to investigate former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has disbanded, but Gardner may not be clear of scrutiny. St. Louis Circuit Court spokesman Thom Gross confirmed Wednesday that the grand jury's term expired...

Parents of slain Chinese scholar tell jury of their loss

Jul. 9, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The parents of the Chinese scholar who was kidnapped and killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student described the loss they feel during testimony Tuesday. "How am I supposed to carry on living?" said Lifeng Ye, the mother of Yingying Zhang, whose testimony was on video....

Correction: Trump Fundraiser Probe story

Jul. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 8 about a federal grand jury investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, The Associated Press erroneously reported when leaked emails showed an attorney for Broidy's security firm Circinus resigned after expressing alarm to company executives about corruption...