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Grand juries, jury trials in Iowa suspended until mid-July

Apr. 4, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has issued an order suspending grand jury hearings and criminal jury trials until mid-July in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Chief Justice Susan Christensen issued the order Thursday, saying trials and hearings already in progress will continue,...

Grand jury clears New York troopers in fatal 2019 shooting

Apr. 2, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury in Orange County has declined to indict officers for the 2019 shooting where a state trooper shot and killed Luke Patterson, New York State Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement. The grand jury reached a decision Tuesday and that James wrote in a statement...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, funeral home workers remove the body of a person suspected to have died from the coronavirus outbreak from a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Skepticism about China’s reported coronavirus cases and deaths has swirled throughout the crisis, fueled by official efforts to quash bad news in the early days and a general distrust of the government. In any country, getting a complete picture of the infections amid the fog of war is virtually impossible. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus

Apr. 2, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: ___ — Isreaeo's health minister diagnosed with new...

FILE- This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows, a bridge that spans the Apalachee River at Moore's Ford Road where in 1946 two young black couples were stopped by a white mob who dragged them to the riverbank and shot them multiple times in Monroe, Ga. A federal appeals court said Friday, March 27, 2020, that the grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can't be released

Mar. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled 8-4 that federal judges don't have authority to disclose grand...

Jury trials suspended in Florida through April 17

Mar. 24, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suspending jury trials through the middle of next month in response to the new coronavirus. Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady issued an order Tuesday suspending jury trials statewide through April 17. “The pandemic presents an extraordinary challenge for the...

Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial

Mar. 24, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he tried to extort Nike. Lawyers for Avenatti asked a Manhattan judge late Monday to overturn the verdict or grant a new trial for the 49-year-old man who rose to fame representing...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori listens questions from journalist during a press conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in Tokyo. As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

Mar. 24, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 101,000 people have recovered so...

California puts jury trials on hold over coronavirus fears

Mar. 24, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In an unprecedented order, California’s chief justice on Monday suspended all superior court jury trials for 60 days because of the coronavirus outbreak. “The world, country, and state face a life-threatening pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus,” Chief...

FILE - In this Thursday Feb. 6, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a press conference in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he will order the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak. He's also urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Evers ordering nonessential Wisconsin businesses closed

Mar. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Monday that he will order the closure of all nonessential businesses starting Tuesday and he urged people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has killed five people in the state and infected more than 400. Also on Monday, 33-year-old state...

Alex Salmond pauses as he speaks to the media as he leaves the High Court after he was cleared of attempted rape and a series of sexual assaults, including one with intent to rape, against nine women, who were all either working for the Scottish Government or within the SNP at the time, in Edinburgh, Monday, March 23, 2020. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Ex-Scottish leader acquitted on all sex crimes charges

Mar. 23, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond was acquitted Monday of a series of sexual offenses, including one of attempted rape. An Edinburgh jury deliberated for more than five hours before returning not guilty verdicts on 12 charges and returned a not proven verdict on a charge of sexual assault...