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Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

May. 18, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled in the discrimination case last year. After a...

Mueller probe lawyer does jury duty stint in NYC

May. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Robert Mueller's top lieutenants in the special counsel's pressure-cooker probe embroiling President Donald Trump has returned to private life only to get a more mundane and unexpected legal assignment: Juror in a slip-and-fall case. Andrew Weissmann was picked for a New York City...

Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for refusing to testify

May. 16, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail Thursday for refusing to testify to a grand jury, even after telling a judge she'd rather "starve to death" than cooperate with prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered her to remain incarcerated...

Retrial planned for man who broke $4.5M statue's thumb

May. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to retry a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Philly.com reports prosecutors told a judge Thursday they're refiling charges against Michael Rohana for theft and concealment of an object of cultural...

Race jury give van Garderen lead back in Tour of California

May. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — Tejay van Garderen thought he had lost his overall race lead in the Tour of California after a string of bad luck in the final couple of miles Wednesday. The race jury gave it right back a couple hours later. Tour organizers issued a controversial statement that said a major crash...

Trial of suspect in 2010 death of police officer begins

May. 14, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of a man accused of killing an off-duty Chicago police officer in 2010 during an attempted robbery began Tuesday with prosecutors contending the defendant believed his victim was an "easy target." In her opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Keating said Anton...

Teenager convicted of killing then decapitating classmate

May. 14, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager has been found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder for stabbing to death and then decapitating a high school classmate in a dispute over a girl. After a two-week trial, 18-year-old Mathew Borges was convicted Tuesday on the second day of jury deliberations...

Jury to decide: Selfish dad kills 5 in rage or mentally ill?

May. 14, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father facing a death penalty trial in the slayings of his five children exploded in a selfish rage after his son ruined an electrical outlet and then spent days driving around with their bodies, trying to figure out how to hide the crime, prosecutors said Tuesday,...

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

May. 13, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a...

Jury selection starting in high-level Hawaii corruption case

May. 13, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in a closely watched corruption scandal involving the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement. But instead of a courtroom, prospective jurors were summoned to a venue that usually hosts concerts, expos and other large events. Because of the intense publicity...