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An unusual criminal case over handwritten lyrics to 'Hotel California' goes to trial Wednesday

Feb. 21, 2024 01:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A curious criminal case involving handwritten lyrics to the classic rock megahit “Hotel California” and other Eagles favorites is going to trial in a New York courtroom, with opening statements set for Wednesday. The three defendants, all well-established in...

Jury selection begins for trial of "Rust" armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 21, 2024 00:11 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Mexico want more accountability for the 2021 death of a cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal for the Western film “Rust.” Before Baldwin's case progresses, the armorer on the set will be tried on...

Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens had Russian intelligence contacts, prosecutors say

Feb. 20, 2024 21:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with making up a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company had contacts with Russian intelligence-affiliated officials, prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors...

Ex-gang leader's murder trial in Tupac Shakur killing pushed back to November

Feb. 20, 2024 17:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial for a former Los Angeles-area gang leader accused of killing of hip-hop music icon Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas in 1996 has been pushed back several months, a judge said Tuesday. Clark County District Court Judge Carli Kierny acknowledged that Duane “Keffe...

Jurors can't be replaced once deliberations begin, North Carolina appeals court rules

Feb. 20, 2024 16:31 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole for a fatal shooting in a Raleigh motel room was awarded a new trial on Tuesday by the state Court of Appeals because of a jury shakeup after deliberations began. A panel of the intermediate-level appeals court...

Man on trial in killing of 5-year-old daughter said he hated her 'right to his core,' friend says

Feb. 20, 2024 15:26 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter said he hated the girl “right to his core” because she reminded him of her mother, a friend of his testified Tuesday. Rebecca Maines, who is in prison for a parole violation, testified that Adam...

Flight attendant accused of trying to video record teen girl in airplane bathroom held until trial

Feb. 20, 2024 14:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An American Airlines flight attendant arrested on suspicion of trying to secretly video record a 14-year-old female passenger using an airplane bathroom last September is being held in custody pending trial. Police have also alleged that Estes Carter Thompson III, 37,...

Italy again prosecutes Egypt officials for the 2016 torture and death of Italian student in Cairo

Feb. 20, 2024 07:14 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Four high-level Egyptian security officials went on trial in absentia before a Rome court on Tuesday, accused in the 2016 abduction, torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student in Cairo. Giulio Regeni’s body was found on a highway days after he disappeared in...

Welcome to the 'Hotel California' case: The trial over handwritten lyrics to an Eagles classic

Feb. 20, 2024 00:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the mid-1970s, the Eagles were working on a spooky, cryptic new song. On a lined yellow pad, Don Henley, with input from band co-founder Glenn Frey, jotted thoughts about “a dark desert highway" and “a lovely place” with a luxurious surface and ominous...

A $355 million penalty and business ban: Takeaways from Trump's New York civil fraud verdict

Feb. 16, 2024 19:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump suffered a big blow Friday as a New York judge ordered the former president and his companies to pay $355 million in penalties for what the judge described as a scheme to deceive banks and insurers by exaggerating Trump's wealth on his annual financial statements. ...