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Maryland court orders new trial in bartender slaying case

Aug. 9, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s second-highest court has ordered a new trial for the man convicted of killing a Baltimore bartender in 2017. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Court of Special Appeals decision last week reverses the conviction of Marquese Winston. The decision stems from questions his...

Jury trials move to auditorium amid COVID-19 restrictions

Aug. 9, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Jury trials in southwest Mississippi are set to return later this month for the first time since March. Adams County Circuit Court Judge Debra Blackwell said they will be moved to the Natchez City Auditorium starting the third week of August. “What we have to do is balance the...

FILE - This undated file photo posted on Twitter on June 18, 2020 by Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, shows CITGO oil executives, from left, Jose Angel Pereira, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano, standing outside the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, in Caracas, Venezuela. A Venezuela court has launched the trial for the six oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and arrested on corruption charges, an attorney confirmed Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.  (Posted on Twitter by Jorge Arreaza/Venezuela's Foreign Ministry via AP, File)

American oil execs, held 2 years, go to trial in Venezuela

Aug. 7, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuela court has launched the trial of six American oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and arrested on corruption charges, an attorney confirmed Friday. The lingering case appears to have taken a new sense of urgency,...

Indian court rejects plea to end trial of 2 Italian marines

Aug. 7, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Friday declined an Indian government plea to end the prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 until it has heard from the victims' families on the issue of Italian compensation. Government attorney Tushar Mehta...

FILE - These undated file booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department show, from left, William L. Loomis, Stephen Parshall and Andrew T. Lynam Jr., three men accused of planning a terror attack during recent Las Vegas protests.  A federal magistrate judge decided Wednesday, June 10, 2020, that Stephen Parshall, 35, and William Loomis, 40, both of Las Vegas, should remain in federal custody, and gave attorneys for Andrew Lynam, until next Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to prepare arguments for his release pending trial. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

Court date reset for 3 in Vegas 'boogaloo' terror plot case

Aug. 6, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arraignment was postponed Thursday in Nevada state court for three men accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas racial injustice protest in May to spark violence and advance views of an extremist anti-government “boogaloo” group. Stephen Parshall, Andrew Lynam and William...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Cliven Bundy talks to reporters outside Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Las Vegas. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, denied prosecutors' efforts to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision to stop a months-long trial in January 2018 due to prosecutorial misconduct and her order dismissing the case so it could not be re-filed. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, Love Island TV presenter Caroline Flack, centre, as she arrives at Highbury Magistrates' Court in London.  A British coroner has ruled Thursday Aug. 6, 2020, that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, FILE)

Coroner: TV host Flack killed herself before assault trial

Aug. 6, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner ruled Thursday that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny. Flack, the former host of “Love Island,” was found dead at her London apartment in February,...

Members of the New Greatness group, who are charged with the organization of an extremist association, stand behind a glass in a courtroom prior a hearing in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Arrests of the two youngest members of the New Greatness group - 17-year-old Anna Pavlikova and 19-year-old Maria Dubovik - prompted a mass protest in August 2018, after which the two teenagers were released under house arrest. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Controversial Russian extremism case ends with conviction

Aug. 6, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Thursday convicted and sentenced several people on extremism charges widely seen by critics as fabricated. Moscow's Lyublino District Court found members of the New Greatness youth group guilty of creating an extremist organization. It sentenced three people to terms of...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, a woman lights candles during a candlelight vigil for murdered British backpacker Grace Millane at Cathedral Square in Christchurch, New Zealand. A New Zealand man found guilty of murdering Millane appealed his conviction and punishment on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 with his new lawyer arguing he didn't get a fair trial and his sentence was too harsh. A jury had earlier determined that tourist Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday in December 2018 by a man she had met through the dating app Tinder. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

New Zealand man appeals guilt in British backpacker slaying

Aug. 5, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man found guilty of murdering a British backpacker appealed his conviction and punishment on Thursday, with his new lawyer arguing he didn't get a fair trial and his sentence was too harsh. A jury had earlier determined that tourist Grace Millane was strangled...

Judge upholds corruption convictions of Lindberg, consultant

Aug. 5, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the convictions of two men found to be trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions so that scrutiny of a defendant's businesses would be eased. A jury in March found Greg E. Lindberg, an insurance magnate and...