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Many charges dismissed, dropped in civil rights march clash

Jun. 13, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — A judge dismissed the most serious charge against a man accused of shooting a civil rights activist during a confrontation in rural Pennsylvania with a group of marchers on their way to Washington D.C. from Milwaukee last summer. Bedford County Judge...

Judge rejects new trial for Indiana man in murder-for-hire

Jun. 13, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana judge has rejected a new trial for a man convicted in the 1993 murder-for-hire slaying of a woman found shot to death in her garage. Jess David Woods was convicted in 2009 of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Teresa French's...

EXPLAINER: Who are Americans on trial in Ghosn's escape

Jun. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday on charges they helped Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, skip bail and flee to Lebanon in December 2019. HOW DID THE TAYLORS END UP IN JAPAN? The...

Tennessee man found guilty in missing son's death

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Saturday convicted a Tennessee man of first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony in the death of his 5-year-old son, whose body remains missing years later. Joe Clyde Daniels was reported missing April 4, 2018. His father,...

Judge asked to order arrest of witnesses in triple-slaying

Jun. 12, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio asked a judge to issue arrest warrants for three witnesses sought in the retrial of the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles in a deadly 2018 New Year’s Eve party shootout that left three men dead. Tevin Biles-Thomas...

Defense rests its case in Colorado school shooting trial

Jun. 11, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — One of the suspects in a fatal attack at a suburban Denver high school in 2019 had become such a chronic drug user in the months before the shooting that he likely “couldn’t think, concentrate or understand” events around him that day, a toxicologist called by the...

Teen who recorded Floyd's arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

Jun. 11, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to...

Trial begins for Marine accused in soldier's hazing death

Jun. 11, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — To hear a military prosecutor tell it, U.S. Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez was tasked with smashing open the bedroom door of a U.S. Army Green Beret with a sledge hammer and then turning on some music. Another Marine was supposed to remove the Green...

Nebraska court rejects inmate's request for new murder trial

Jun. 11, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for murdering an Omaha woman in 1999 failed Friday to win a new trial despite his claims that follow-up DNA testing exonerated him. The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Daryle Duncan....

Jury: Man guilty of murder in woman's death on reservation

Jun. 11, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder Thursday evening in the shooting death of Alillia “Lala” Minthorn in a remote area of the Yakama reservation. Jordan Everett Stevens was also found guilty Thursday of discharging a firearm...