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Witness: Self-help guru was both a coward and bully

May. 21, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a coward during his arrest last year in Mexico on a U.S. sex-trafficking charge and a bully when dealing with a follower who failed to adhere to his twisted code of ethics, a witness testified Tuesday at Raniere's New York City trial. The follower was...

Jury awards $27M in damages after fatal crash in Oregon

May. 21, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who lawyers say were involved in a road rage episode that killed a motorist. The jury deliberated for about five hours before returning its verdict Friday after a...

NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner

May. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Eric Garner's death following a confrontation with New York City police five years ago, one officer involved in the struggle wrote up paperwork that exaggerated the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime, that officer testified Tuesday. Officer Justin Damico said that after...

Avenatti expects imminent indictment in Nike extortion case

May. 21, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Tuesday he expects to be indicted in the coming days in New York, following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. Avenatti posted a Twitter message saying he intends to fight the "legally baseless allegations" and vowed...

Former Texas prison sergeant set for trial in inmate's death

May. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

ROSHARON, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prison sergeant is slated to stand trial, accused of throwing a handcuffed prisoner onto a concrete floor so viciously that the inmate died. Lou Joffrion slammed inmate David Witt in August 2017 in an attack that was captured on video at the Darrington Unit in...

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

May. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of...

Woman's credibility questioned at ex-NFL player's rape trial

May. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The credibility of the first of five women expected to testify at the rape trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. was called into question Tuesday after she testified she had been sober for 30 years and defense attorneys showed the judge she had been arrested 11 times for public...

Jury set to deliberate in fatal Delaware prison riot

May. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage. Jurors were scheduled to start deliberating the fate of Roman Shankaras on Wednesday...

Jury deliberates in Vermont wrong-way crash that killed 5

May. 21, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he caused a head-on crash by driving the wrong way on an interstate. Judge Kevin Griffin told the jury of eight women and four men late Tuesday morning that...

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

May. 21, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández appeared in court Tuesday for the first in a series of corruption trials ahead of a planned run for the vice presidency. The trial comes just days after Fernández surprised Argentines by announcing that she would seek...