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Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

Jul. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia...

Prosecutor: Israeli woman oversaw $145M investor fraud plot

Jul. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says emails, recorded telephone calls and videotaped evidence will show that an Israeli woman oversaw a global scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors out of tens of millions of dollars. But a defense attorney for Lee Elbaz told jurors Tuesday that the...

Meek Mill lawyers: Case could crumble if new trial granted

Jul. 16, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case and sent him...

The Latest: Meek Mill's lawyers ask court for new trial

Jul. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Meek Mill hearing (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill have asked an appeals court to grant him a new trial before a new judge on 2008 drug and gun charges that have kept him on probation for a decade. Assistant District Attorney Paul...

Omaha woman accused of allowing girl to be abused

Jul. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman accused of allowing a 13-year-old girl to be sexually assaulted will stand trial on sex trafficking and child abuse charges. Omaha television station KETV reports that a judge on Tuesday found there is enough evidence for prosecutors to try 21-year-old Britnee Gossett....

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case

Jul. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Deangelo Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent...

Testimony ends in penalty phase of slain Chinese woman case

Jul. 16, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up in the penalty phase of the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China. Prosecutors called their last witnesses Tuesday to rebut presentations by Brendt Christensen's lawyers. The (Champaign) News-Gazette...

Man seeks venue change over court's Confederate statue

Jul. 16, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man is asking the state's Supreme Court to move his trial away from a courthouse with a Confederate statue at it. Ronnie Anderson's request, filed Monday, says the 30-foot-tall Confederate monument outside the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse is a "symbol of racial...

Trial begins for man charged in Wyoming hospital shooting

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The trial has started for a man accused of opening fire in a Wyoming hospital. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that the defense attorney for 20-year-old Mitchell Taylor is preparing to argue that the two counts of aggravated assault don't match his client's actions. Taylor...

Trial scheduled for 2 men charged in Burlington slaying

Jul. 16, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A July 30 trial starting date has been scheduled for two men accused of beating to death a man at a Burlington apartment complex. Des Moines County District Court records say Majestic Malone and Markell Price have pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping....