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In this screen grab from video provided by the Travis County Commissioners Court, Judge Nicholas Chu, top left, confers with defense attorneys Carl Guthrie, top center, and Kannon Moore, top right, and prosecutors Jaime Flores, bottom left, and Afton Washbourne, bottom right, during a Texas jury trial being conducted over Zoom on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Austin. The court has launched what the state says is the nation's first virtual jury trial in a criminal case. The misdemeanor traffic case is being broadcast live on YouTube and comes as the latest experiment in how to resume jury proceedings in a criminal justice system that's been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. (Travis County Commissioners Court via AP)

Texas court holds jury trial in traffic crime case over Zoom

Aug. 11, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The jurors appeared on screen from their living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. Juror 11 took notes as a sheriff’s deputy testified about giving a speeding ticket. Juror 18 occasionally looked away as a white cat scampered across her couch. They gathered on a video conference call...

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. On Friday, July 31, 2020, a federal appeals court overturned the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence. (FBI via AP, File)

Feds seek more time to mull Boston Marathon bomber ruling

Aug. 10, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Monday that they need more time to decide whether to ask an appeals court to reconsider the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose death sentence was thrown out over concerns over about the jury selection process. The U.S. Justice Department urged...

FILE - In this April 29 2020, file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic...

FILE - In this April 17, 2013 photograph, flowers and signs adorn a barrier, two days after two explosions killed three and injured hundreds, at Boylston Street near the of finish line of the Boston Marathon at a makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the bombing.  A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Friday, July 31, 2020, saying the judge who oversaw the case didn't adequately screen jurors for potential biases.    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ruling renews fairness debate in Boston Marathon bomber case

Aug. 1, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

“Boston Strong” remains a “vibrant” rallying cry more than seven years after the marathon bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others, a federal appeals court noted as it threw out the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But even as the ruling opened old wounds, it...

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. On Friday, July 31, 2020, a federal appeals court overturned the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence. (FBI via AP, File)

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

Jul. 31, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial on...

Attorneys prepare for closing arguments in the wrongful death civil trial in the murder of Braden and Charlie Powell in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell’s children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper reported jurors on Friday, July 31,  awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie and Braden Powell.(Tony Overman/The News Tribune via AP)

Jury: Washington state liable in Powell boys' deaths

Jul. 31, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell's children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma reported that jurors on Friday awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie...

In a photo provided by the Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson poses for a photo in Nashville, Tenn., date not known. Robinson has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday charges state Robinson with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release. (Tennessee State Senate via AP)

Grand jury indicts Tennessee state senator on theft charges

Jul. 30, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator was indicted Thursday on dozens of counts of stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care school she directed and using the money to pay for personal items and expenses. A federal grand jury in Memphis handed down the indictment...

Dallas Police Sergeant Mike Mata, president of the Dallas Police Association, announces to the media that pension negotiations between police and fire associations and the city of Dallas have failed, in a Thursday, January 26, 2017 photo, at the Dallas Police Association headquarters in Dallas. A Texas grand jury will not indict Mata, accused of tampering with evidence in the case of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed Black neighbor. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Jury will not indict Dallas sergeant accused of tampering

Jul. 29, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas grand jury will not indict the president of a police association accused of tampering with evidence in the case of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed Black neighbor in his apartment two years ago. Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger is serving a 10-year...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that jurors were not available during the coronavirus pandemic. He informed the sides if they wanted to stick with their Sept. 15 trial date, they would have to agree by Aug. 6 to a bench trial in which he would decide the verdict.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

US women's soccer told to wait until 2021 for jury trial

Jul. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If American women's soccer players want a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions, they must wait until next year. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday that jurors were not available during the novel...

US appeals court says jury should decide ex-player's lawsuit

Jul. 24, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide on a former university softball player's charge that her coach violated her First Amendment rights after a sexual assault on campus in Ohio. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a...