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Remote students cleared to vote in NH college towns

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — College students can vote in New Hampshire even if they are living elsewhere during the coronavirus pandemic, provided they have previously established residency in the state, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday. The New Hampshire Republican Party had argued that...

Former Basque separatist chief's Paris trial postponed

Oct. 21, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday postponed the trial of the last-known leader of the now-defunct Basque separatist group ETA, citing procedural reasons. Josu Urrutikoetxea went on trial two days ago on terrorism charges, which he deemed “absurd” because of his role in ending a...

Turkey: Police on trial for killing of prominent lawyer

Oct. 21, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three police officers went on trial Wednesday in southeastern Turkey over the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago. Lawyer Tahir Elci was fatally shot in the head after making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in the Sur...

Teen charged in mother's death seeks new trial location

Oct. 20, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — A teenage defendant in Mississippi wants the location of her pending February murder trial changed. Amariyona Hall is charged in the death of her mother, Ericka Hall, 32, who was killed in 2019. Hall was just 14 at the time of her mother's death in southwest Mississippi's Pike...

Judge rejects plea in ex-officer's sex solicitation case

Oct. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a former Maui police officer's guilty plea in a case accusing him of soliciting sex from a woman he pulled over for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in exchange for giving false testimony at her trial. Brandon Saffeels said he offered to testify...

The afternoon sun illuminates the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A Richmond judge heard arguments in a lawsuit over the Governors' order to remove the statue. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

No immediate ruling from judge after Lee statue trial

Oct. 19, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge heard hours of arguments and witness testimony Monday but did not immediately issue a ruling in a lawsuit seeking to prevent Virginia's governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. “It's a very difficult case. It's a difficult...

Judge sentenced to 14 years for fondling teen girls

Oct. 19, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

EDGARD, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge who resigned after being convicted on sex charges involving the fondling of teenage girls was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison. New Orleans area news outlets report that Jeff Perilloux was sentenced by ad hoc Judge Dennis Waldron. Perrilloux was convicted in...

Court says Epstein's ex-girlfriend's testimony can be public

Oct. 19, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite’s testimony in a lawsuit related to Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse activities can be made public, an appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its conclusions in a series of orders it released regarding 2016...

Trial in killing of Tennessee prison official moved to 2021

Oct. 19, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of a Tennessee convict charged with killing a corrections official before escaping prison on a tractor has been delayed until next year. Curtis Ray Watson had been scheduled to face trial Oct. 26 in the killing of Tennessee Department of Correction administrator Debra...

Massachusetts delays resumption of jury trials

Oct. 19, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has delayed the resumption of jury trials until early next month. The earliest potential start date for jury trials will be extended to Nov. 9, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey said in a statement last week. The delay comes amid a rising number of confirmed cases of...