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FILE - This undated file photo posted on Twitter on June 18, 2020 by Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, shows CITGO oil executives, from left, Jose Angel Pereira, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano, standing outside the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, in Caracas, Venezuela. A Venezuela court has launched the trial for the six oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and arrested on corruption charges, an attorney confirmed Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.  (Posted on Twitter by Jorge Arreaza/Venezuela's Foreign Ministry via AP, File)

American oil execs, held 2 years, go to trial in Venezuela

Aug. 7, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuela court has launched the trial of six American oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and arrested on corruption charges, an attorney confirmed Friday. The lingering case appears to have taken a new sense of urgency,...

Indian court rejects plea to end trial of 2 Italian marines

Aug. 7, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Friday declined an Indian government plea to end the prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 until it has heard from the victims' families on the issue of Italian compensation. Government attorney Tushar Mehta...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Cliven Bundy talks to reporters outside Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Las Vegas. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, denied prosecutors' efforts to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision to stop a months-long trial in January 2018 due to prosecutorial misconduct and her order dismissing the case so it could not be re-filed. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, Love Island TV presenter Caroline Flack, centre, as she arrives at Highbury Magistrates' Court in London.  A British coroner has ruled Thursday Aug. 6, 2020, that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, FILE)

Coroner: TV host Flack killed herself before assault trial

Aug. 6, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner ruled Thursday that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny. Flack, the former host of “Love Island,” was found dead at her London apartment in February,...

Members of the New Greatness group, who are charged with the organization of an extremist association, stand behind a glass in a courtroom prior a hearing in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Arrests of the two youngest members of the New Greatness group - 17-year-old Anna Pavlikova and 19-year-old Maria Dubovik - prompted a mass protest in August 2018, after which the two teenagers were released under house arrest. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Controversial Russian extremism case ends with conviction

Aug. 6, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Thursday convicted and sentenced several people on extremism charges widely seen by critics as fabricated. Moscow's Lyublino District Court found members of the New Greatness youth group guilty of creating an extremist organization. It sentenced three people to terms of...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, a woman lights candles during a candlelight vigil for murdered British backpacker Grace Millane at Cathedral Square in Christchurch, New Zealand. A New Zealand man found guilty of murdering Millane appealed his conviction and punishment on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 with his new lawyer arguing he didn't get a fair trial and his sentence was too harsh. A jury had earlier determined that tourist Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday in December 2018 by a man she had met through the dating app Tinder. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

New Zealand man appeals guilt in British backpacker slaying

Aug. 5, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man found guilty of murdering a British backpacker appealed his conviction and punishment on Thursday, with his new lawyer arguing he didn't get a fair trial and his sentence was too harsh. A jury had earlier determined that tourist Grace Millane was strangled...

Judge upholds corruption convictions of Lindberg, consultant

Aug. 5, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the convictions of two men found to be trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions so that scrutiny of a defendant's businesses would be eased. A jury in March found Greg E. Lindberg, an insurance magnate and...

FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. Lawyers are scheduled to argue about whether a psychologist’s observations about Ramos, who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper, should be heard by jurors who will decide whether he’s criminally responsible because of his mental health. A pretrial hearing set for Wednesday, Aug. 5, relates to the second part of the case against Ramos, who already has pleaded guilty to killing five at the Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

Lawyers argue about psychologist in newspaper attack case

Aug. 5, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper argued Wednesday that a psychologist retained by prosecutors should not be able to testify about his observations of the man's jail cell or interviews with jail personnel when jurors consider whether he's not...

Chad Daybell listens during his preliminary hearing in St. Anthony, Idaho, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. A preliminary hearing continues to decide whether there is enough evidence to hold Daybell for trial. He and the children's mother face charges related to the hiding of the remains of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua

Judge orders trial tied to discovery of missing kids' bodies

Aug. 5, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday there’s enough evidence for a man to go to trial after the bodies of his new wife’s two children were found buried on his Idaho property. The bizarre case involving doomsday beliefs and the deaths of several people linked to the couple has attracted...

FILE - In this April 17, 2013 photograph, flowers and signs adorn a barrier, two days after two explosions killed three and injured hundreds, at Boylston Street near the of finish line of the Boston Marathon at a makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the bombing.  A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Friday, July 31, 2020, saying the judge who oversaw the case didn't adequately screen jurors for potential biases.    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Prospect of 2nd Boston Marathon bomber trial brings anguish

Aug. 4, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted in 2015, the family of the youngest victim urged prosecutors to abandon their bid for the death penalty, warning that years of appeals would only keep him in the spotlight and prolong their unthinkable suffering. Five years later,...