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French probe into Paris Nov. 2015 attacks has finished

Oct. 21, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French counterterrorism prosecutors have announced that the judicial investigation into the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in and around Paris has been completed. Prosecutors said 14 people have been charged in the case, including 11 who are jailed. Among them is Salah Abdeslam, the sole...

1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution

Oct. 21, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland. The counties are looking for money to help them fight and fix the epidemic, while families who...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Defense to seek reconsideration of request to move trial

Oct. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he plans to ask a judge to reconsider his decision against moving the trial of a man charged in the death of his girlfriend, whose remains were found in a northeastern Pennsylvania river. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that defense attorney Timothy...

Parents guilty of starving 5-year-old daughter to death

Oct. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Redmond couple of starving their 5-year-old adopted daughter to death. The Bulletin reports by unanimous jury verdicts Friday after a weekslong trial, Sacora Horn-Garcia and Estevan Garcia were found guilty of murder by abuse and criminal mistreatment. Garcia and...

Man gets 15 years in 1 woman's death, faces trial in another

Oct. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the death of one girlfriend and still faces trial in the slaying of another. Daniel Brennan, 34, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the July 2018 beating death of 31-year-old Leeann Foltrauer...

Trial date pushed back in West Virginia murder case

Oct. 19, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial date has been pushed back for a man accused of shooting a youth football coach at a West Virginia gas station in 2017. The Herald-Dispatch reports the defendant's attorney plans to seek input from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on a judge's rulings in not...

Closing arguments up next in deadly prison breakout trial

Oct. 19, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected next week in the trial of an inmate accused of murder in a deadly attempted breakout that left four North Carolina prison workers dead. Jurors on Thursday heard grisly details about the disturbance in a video interview, The Virginian-Pilot...

Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

Oct. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing. One of the negotiators, North Carolina...

Indiana woman convicted of reckless homicide in 3 deaths

Oct. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman was convicted Friday of reckless homicide for plowing her pickup truck into four children, killing three of them, as they crossed a two-lane highway to board their school bus. The Fulton County jury also found Alyssa Shepherd, 24, guilty of criminal recklessness in...