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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jury to begin deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

Feb. 18, 2020 11:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial were set to begin deliberating Tuesday in a case pitting accusers’ often-harrowing testimony against the defense’s contention that the acts were consensual, surrounded by friendly, flirtatious emails and further meetings with the...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)

Netanyahu corruption trial to begin weeks after March 2 vote

Feb. 18, 2020 10:15 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The corruption trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, just two weeks after national elections are held, a court said Tuesday. The surprise announcement immediately shook up the final stretch of the contentious election campaign, upending Netanyahu's...

Mucella Yapici, one of defendants, celebrates after a court acquitted nine leading Turkish civil society activists of terrorism-related charges related to anti-government protests, including an entrepreneur known for philanthropy who has been jailed for more than two years, in Silivri, outside Istanbul, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkish court acquits 9 civil activists of terror charges

Feb. 18, 2020 9:53 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul on Tuesday acquitted nine leading Turkish civil society activists of terrorism-related charges related to anti-government protests, including a renowned philanthropist who has been jailed for more than two years. Critics saw the charges and resulting trial as a...

Israeli court says Prime Minister Netanyahu corruption trial to begin March 17, two weeks after national elections

Feb. 18, 2020 9:05 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli court says Prime Minister Netanyahu corruption trial to begin March 17, two weeks after national elections.
Janet Uhlar sits for a photo at her dining room table with an arrangement of letters and pictures she received through her correspondence with imprisoned Boston organized crime boss James

Whitey Bulger juror says she regrets murder conviction

Feb. 18, 2020 7:40 AM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking, then spent 16 years on the lam after he was tipped to his pending arrest. In 2013, Janet Uhlar was one of 12 jurors...

Turkish court acquits nine civil society figures of charges in protest trial, including Turkish philanthropist

Feb. 18, 2020 7:01 AM EST
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish court acquits nine civil society figures of charges in protest trial, including Turkish philanthropist.

N Carolina trial starting against insurance magnate, others

Feb. 18, 2020 4:22 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest political donor in recent years and two associates are heading to trial on corruption-related charges nearly a year after a federal indictment was filed against them. Greg E. Lindberg, an insurance company magnate and investor, along with Lindberg consultant...

Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, seated left of one of his attorneys, Katherine Poor, listens to his 12-year-old daughter's testimony on the third day of Godbolt's capital murder trial at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss. Godbolt, 37, is on trial, for the May 2017 shooting deaths of eight people in Brookhaven. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)

Daughter of man accused of killing 8 describes his abuse

Feb. 17, 2020 10:07 PM EST

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — The daughter of a Mississippi man on trial in the shooting deaths of eight people testified Monday that he was abusive and beat her frequently. My'Khyiah Godbolt took the stand at a courthouse in Magnolia, the Daily Leader newspaper reported, to testify against her father, Willie...

Trial delayed in Washburn football player's fatal shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 5:41 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A trial will be delayed for the suspect in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of another player who went on to play for the New York Giants. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in the April 2019 death of Dwane...

In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Durst faces trial in the slaying of his best friend 20 years ago. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan.19, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend's killing

Feb. 17, 2020 2:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago. What does link him to the killing of Susan Berman, though, is a cryptic note sent to police with her address and one word:...