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Donald Trump says he will be in courtroom for New York trial scrutinizing his business practices

Oct. 01, 2023 22:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With control over some of his most prized real estate holdings in jeopardy, former President Donald Trump says he will make a rare, voluntary trip to court Monday for the start of a civil trial in a lawsuit that has already resulted in a judge ruling that he committed fraud in his...

Washington officers on trial in deadly arrest of Manny Ellis, a case reminiscent of George Floyd

Oct. 01, 2023 01:05 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police wrestle the unarmed Black man to the sidewalk. One officer pushes his face into the pavement as he pleads in vain: “Can’t breathe.” Witnesses capture the scene at a dark intersection on their cellphones — one yells, “Hey! Stop! Oh my God, stop...

Who is Arthur Engoron? Judge weighing future of Donald Trump empire is Ivy League-educated ex-cabbie

Oct. 01, 2023 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s driven a taxi cab, played in a band and protested the Vietnam War. As a New York City judge, Arthur Engoron has resolved hundreds of disputes, deciding everything from zoning and free speech issues to a custody fight over a dog named “Stevie.” Now, in the...

NY woman who fatally shoved singing coach, age 87, is sentenced to more time in prison than expected

Sep. 30, 2023 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge sentenced a woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shoving an 87-year-old Broadway singing coach onto a Manhattan sidewalk to six months more in prison than the eight years that had been previously reached in a plea deal. During Friday's sentencing of...

New York man who served 18 years for murder acquitted at 2nd trial

Sep. 29, 2023 11:55 AM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for a murder he said he did not commit was found not guilty at a second trial. Paul Scrimo, 66, was acquitted on Thursday in Nassau County Court in the strangulation death of Ruth Williams in 2000, Newsday reported. ...

Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s request to delay civil trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens business empire

Sep. 28, 2023 15:34 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s request to delay civil trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens business empire.

Court rejects Donald Trump’s bid to delay trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens his business

Sep. 28, 2023 15:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to delay a civil trial in a lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, allowing the case to proceed days after a judge ruled the former president committed years of fraud and stripped him of some companies as...

Swiss court acquits former Belarusian security operative in case of enforced disappearances

Sep. 28, 2023 14:28 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A court in northern Switzerland on Thursday acquitted a former security Belarusian operative over the enforced disappearances of three of President Aleksander Lukashenko's political opponents in the late 1990s, said an advocacy group that spearheaded the case. Judges...

Judge rejects an 11th-hour bid to free FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried during his trial

Sep. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday closed the door on FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s hopes to be free during his trial, although he extended the hours that the cryptocurrency peddler can meet with his lawyers in a federal courthouse. At a hearing, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected...

New Mexico trial begins over allegations that Democrats tried to dilute votes with redistricting map

Sep. 27, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Accusations that New Mexico's Democratic-led Legislature unfairly diluted the vote of a politically conservative oil-producing region with its redistricting map went to trial on Wednesday. The trial’s outcome is likely to have a big influence on which party...