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France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

Jan. 21, 2019 4:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Four people are going on trial in Paris over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. The defendants at the trial starting Monday include two former executives of French company Spanghero,...

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

Jan. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail. Ghosn, 64, has been in custody since his arrest on Nov. 19. He was due for a bail...

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

Jan. 18, 2019 11:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of...

Paul's lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

Jan. 18, 2019 3:58 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker's political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home. That's fine...

Key players in trial of Chicago cop who killed black teen

Jan. 18, 2019 11:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A look at some of the key players in the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer who was convicted of second-degree murder in October for fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald. LAQUAN MCDONALD On the October 2014 night Laquan McDonald was shot to death, he...

Ex-judge: Romania ruling could collapse murder trials

Jan. 18, 2019 5:29 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court ruling that Romanian prosecutors obtained evidence illegally could collapse murder and child pornography trials in the country, a top legal expert said Friday. Romania's Constitutional Court ruled this week that secret protocols signed between the Prosecutor's office and...

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

Jan. 17, 2019 8:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department and the rare...

Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair

Jan. 17, 2019 8:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others from authorities through an underground tunnel, her outlaw love interest...

Judge: New DNA evidence means man is entitled to new trial

Jan. 17, 2019 4:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who has spent more than four decades in prison for murder is entitled to a new trial because new testing found his DNA wasn't on key pieces of evidence, a judge ruled. Johnny Lee Gates, 63, was convicted of murder, rape and robbery in the November 1976 fatal shooting of...

Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in Moscow

Jan. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was arrested immediately upon her arrival in Moscow on Thursday following deportation from Thailand. Moscow police said in a statement carried by Russian...