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Vermont man sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnapping woman and son outside of a mall

Jun. 18, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping a woman and her 4-year-old son by forcing them into her car outside a New Hampshire mall and bringing them to Vermont while he was searching for his estranged wife. ...

Judge orders railway to pay Washington tribe nearly $400 million for trespassing with oil trains

Jun. 17, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — BNSF Railway must pay nearly $400 million to a Native American tribe in Washington state, a federal judge ordered Monday after finding that the company intentionally trespassed when it repeatedly ran 100-car trains carrying crude oil across the tribe's reservation. ...

A trial date has been set for a man charged in the kidnapping, killing of a Memphis school teacher

Jun. 17, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Monday set a trial date for a man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a school teacher while she was on an early morning run in Memphis, Tennessee. Shelby County Judge Lee Coffee set Cleotha Abston's trial on first-degree murder, especially...

The trial of a US reporter charged with espionage in Russia is to begin June 26

Jun. 17, 2024 04:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The espionage trial in Russia of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will begin on June 26 and will be held behind closed doors, a statement from the court that will hear the case said Monday. Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen, has been behind bars since his March...

Today in History: June 17, O.J. Simpson charged with murder

Jun. 17, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 17, the 169th day of 2024. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was...

Judge could soon set trial date for man charged in killings of 4 University of Idaho students

Jun. 15, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge could soon decide on a trial date for a man charged in the deaths of four University of Idaho students who were killed more than a year and a half ago. Bryan Kohberger was arrested roughly six weeks after the bodies of Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle,...

Holly Bobo murder case returns to court, 7 years after a Tennessee man's conviction

Jun. 14, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — Seven years after a man was convicted of killing nursing student Holly Bobo, the case has returned to the Tennessee courtroom where his intense, highly publicized murder trial unfolded. With Bobo's parents sitting in the courtroom, a judge heard legal...

Google CEO testifies at trial of collapsed startup Ozy Media and founder Carlos Watson

Jun. 14, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified briefly Friday at the federal financial conspiracy trial surrounding buzz-to-bust startup Ozy Media, countering founder Carlos Watson's alleged claims that the search giant once sought to buy Ozy. Google did consider hiring Watson for a high-level...

A murderous romance or a frame job? Things to know about Boston's Karen Read murder trial

Jun. 14, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The highly publicized trial of a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowbank finished its seventh week on Friday. John O’Keefe, 46, died in the Boston suburb of Canton in the early hours of Jan....

Judge orders retrial of civil case against contractor accused of abuse at Abu Ghraib

Jun. 14, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a retrial over allegations that a Virginia-based military contractor contributed to the abuse and torture of detainees at Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison two decades ago. A civil trial earlier this year ended with a hung jury and...