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Here's what every key witness said at Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Closing arguments are coming

May. 26, 2024 08:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 22 witnesses, including a porn actor, tabloid publisher and White House insiders, testimony is over at Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York. Prosecutors called 20 witnesses. The defense called just two. Trump decided not to testify on his own behalf. ...

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein's New York case cry foul over defense lawyer's comments

May. 25, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

Prosecutors in New York have accused Harvey Weinstein's lead defense lawyer of making public statements intended to intimidate a potential witness ahead of the fallen movie mogul's retrial and asked a judge to take action. The Manhattan district attorney's office sent a letter to the...

Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling

May. 24, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” keeping the case on track for a trial this summer. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer on Friday upheld an...

French court sentences 3 Syrian officials to life in prison in absentia for war crimes

May. 24, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court sentenced three high-ranking Syrian officials in absentia to life in prison Friday for complicity in war crimes in a landmark case against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the first such case in Europe. The trial focused on the officials’...

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

May. 24, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

A highly publicized trial in Massachusetts involving a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowbank is finishing its fourth week on Friday. John O’Keefe, 46, died in the Boston suburb of Canton on Jan. 29, 2022....

As Trump's hush-money trial nears an end, some would-be spectators camp out for days to get inside

May. 24, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While some New Yorkers headed to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, a few set up camp outside the courthouse where Donald Trump’s criminal trial is set to resume next week, hoping to snag a seat inside the courtroom for the start of closing arguments. Friday...

Hunter Biden's impending gun trial could last up to 2 weeks amid sharp disagreements over evidence

May. 24, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The judge overseeing Hunter Biden ’s federal firearms charges trial agreed Friday to block prosecutors from telling jurors about some other unflattering episodes from his personal life, but left the door open to allowing them in if the president’s son testifies. ...

Case dismissed against Maryland couple accused of patient privacy violations to help Russia

May. 24, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a case against a Maryland couple accused of divulging patients' medical records as part of a conspiracy to aid Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Gallagher on Wednesday said the government...

Prosecutor tells jury that self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman cheated thousands of $1 billion

May. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman became an internet sensation and conned thousands of people worldwide into sending him $1 billion, enabling him to spend lavishly on a mansion, two yachts and even a $35,000 mattress, a prosecutor told a New York jury Friday at the start...

Federal agent testifying in Boston's Karen Read murder trial describes flirtatious texts he exchanged with the defendant

May. 24, 2024 13:06 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Federal agent testifying in Boston's Karen Read murder trial describes flirtatious texts he exchanged with the defendant.