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Turkey: Bloomberg journalists on trial for report on economy

Sep. 20, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two reporters for the U.S.-based Bloomberg news agency appeared in court on Friday accused of trying to undermine Turkey's economic stability with a story they wrote on last year's currency crisis. Istanbul-based reporters Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic face up to five years in prison...

Trial prep to start for officer accused of killing veteran

Sep. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trial is set to begin for a white former Georgia police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran. WXIA-TV reports jury selection may start Monday in the trial of former DeKalb County police Officer Robert Olsen on charges including felony murder....

Judge set to rule on trial for suspect in synagogue shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge was expected to rule Friday whether a 20-year-old former college student should stand trial on charges of firing an assault rifle inside a synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three, including a rabbi and an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors on Thursday played a 12-minute recording...

Recording details synagogue shooting suspect's 911 call

Sep. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday played a 12-minute recording of a gunman calmly telling a 911 dispatcher that he had just fired an assault rifle inside a synagogue to save white people from Jews, describing terms for a peaceful surrender and scolding law enforcement for taking too much time to...

Man tried 6 times for murder seeks bail, end to charges

Sep. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

A Mississippi man who's been tried six times for murder asked a judge to free him on bail and throw out the charges against him in motions filed Thursday in state court. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of 49-year-old Curtis Flowers in June, finding racial bias in jury selection. Prosecutors say...

Plea deal reached for Wisconsin fugitive who hid in bunker

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys have reached a plea deal for a former Wisconsin fugitive who hid out in a makeshift bunker for more than three years. Forty-four-year-old Jeremiah Button was discovered in August living in a bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator. Button disappeared in...

Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper

Sep. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The former administrator for Iowa's third-largest city is suing the area's biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alarmed advocates for press freedom. Former Davenport city administrator Craig Malin's lawsuit against the...

Parole board weighs release of woman in texting suicide case

Sep. 19, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials are weighing whether to grant early jail release for Michelle Carter, the woman currently imprisoned for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life. Carter, 22, appeared Thursday before the state Parole Board to seek release after...

ICC pretrial hearing starts in Central African Republic case

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors urged International Criminal Court judges Thursday to put on trial two alleged leaders of a predominantly Christian militia involved in a bitter conflict with Muslim forces in Central African Republic, saying they armed and incited members to attack Muslim...

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew. Testifying as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged...