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Trump swaps bluster for silence, and possibly sleep, in his hush money trial

May. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t known for letting slights pass. Yet for weeks, the famously combative presumptive Republican nominee has sat silently — to the point of sometimes seeming asleep — in a sterile Manhattan courtroom amid a barrage of accusations and insults. ...

Hunter Biden's lawyers expected in court for final hearing before June 3 gun trial

May. 24, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Hunter Biden are due in court Friday for the final hearing before the president's son is expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father's reelection campaign unfolds. Hunter Biden is charged with lying about his...

Manhattan DA's office won't be punished for document dump that delayed start of Trump criminal trial

May. 23, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors won't be penalized for a last-minute document dump that caused former President Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial to start later than scheduled, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Juan M. Merchan rejected the defense’s request that...

Judge says $475,000 award in New Hampshire youth center abuse case would be 'miscarriage of justice'

May. 23, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says capping the verdict at $475,000 as the state proposes would be an “unconscionable miscarriage of justice.” In a lengthy order issued Wednesday, Judge Andrew...

Donald Trump may be stuck in a Manhattan courtroom, but he knows his fave legal analysts

May. 23, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there are bragging rights associated with Donald Trump praising your legal acumen when he speaks after a day's testimony at his criminal trial, Fox News analyst Andy McCarthy has already been cited at least a dozen times. The former president and current...

Feds face trial over prison guards' abuse of incarcerated women at now-shuttered California facility

May. 22, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will go to trial next year over claims it allowed an environment where guards at a now-shuttered California prison sexually abused incarcerated women, a judge ordered Wednesday. In the first public hearing since FCI Dublin...

Defense highlights internet search for hypothermia in Karen Read murder trial

May. 22, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend tried to implicate a key prosecution witness at the woman's trial Wednesday, accusing the witness of conducting an incriminating internet search hours before the man's body was discovered and then deleting the...

Heated hearing in classified documents case as lawyer for Trump co-defendant challenges prosecutors

May. 22, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump's personal valet took aim at the conduct of prosecutors in the classified documents case in a heated hearing Wednesday, the first since a judge indefinitely postponed the trial. Stanley Woodward, a lawyer for Walt Nauta, said...

Hunter Biden’s tax trial set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still in June

May. 22, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Biden is scheduled to stand trial on federal tax charges in September after a judge on Wednesday granted his request to delay the California trial that had been approaching next month. U.S. District Judge Mark C. Scarsi agreed during a hearing to push the...

Hunter Biden’s trial on tax charges set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still scheduled for June

May. 22, 2024 15:31 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Biden’s trial on tax charges set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still scheduled for June.