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Architects of post-9/11 CIA interrogation program to testify

May. 20, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former CIA contractors who designed the harsh interrogation program used after the Sept. 11 attacks are being summoned to testify before the military tribunal at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were among a dozen approved witnesses...

Prosecutor: Ex-NFL player raped homeless woman, 2 others

May. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

VISTA, California (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury plagued NFL career, "took what he wanted," including raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman, prosecutors said Monday. Meanwhile defense lawyers argued the...

Closing arguments conclude in deadly wrong-way crash trial

May. 20, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys on Monday completed questioning witnesses in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 89. Jurors are set to receive instructions from the judge Tuesday morning in the trial of Steven...

Man convicted in ambush killings of California officers

May. 20, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — A man was convicted Monday of killing two police officers and trying to kill six others in an ambush-style attack. After just hours of deliberation, a Southern California jury found John Hernandez Felix guilty of multiple charges including two counts of murder and six counts of...

Mom of 5 slain children sobs on stand at ex-husband's trial

May. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Amber Kyzer dabbed tears from her eyes for most of her testimony Monday and sobbed at the death penalty trial of her ex-husband, charged with killing their five young children. But then a prosecutor asked her to read a letter she wrote the oldest child, trying to comfort her over the...

Man indicted in killing after 2 mistrials for separate death

May. 20, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A man who was tried twice but not convicted in the burning death of a Mississippi woman has been indicted in the killing of a woman in Louisiana. The News Star reports Quinton Tellis was indicted Friday on one count of second-degree murder in the July 2015 death of Ming-Chen Hsiao. She...

State: Man in church shooting aimed to kill 10 white people

May. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina. Nashville Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter...

Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia

May. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said abortion is "one of the safest medical procedures that exist." Dr. Mark Nichols, an obstetrician/gynecologist who worked for years as the medical director of a Planned Parenthood chapter...

Former Texas police chief on trial for murder in New York

May. 20, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — A neighbor told jurors she saw a man gun down a couple in their upstate New York driveway last year, and identified the gunman as a former Texas police chief on trial for murder. The neighbor took the stand Monday during the first day of former Sunray, Texas, Chief Timothy Dean's trial...

The Latest: Trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr

May. 20, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the rape trial of Kellen Winslow Jr. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A jury in Southern California has heard opening statements from the prosecution and defense in the trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. He faces charges of raping two women last year and an...