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Tweets could doom judge's nomination to Kansas appeals court

Mar. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a trial judge to Kansas' second-highest court appeared doomed Monday after two key Republican legislators decried past social media posts criticizing President Donald Trump and expressing support for gun control and abortion rights. Senate...

Trial of Dallas officer set to start Aug. 12

Mar. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A date has been set for the murder trial of a white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own apartment. Court records show that Amber Guyger is scheduled to begin a jury trial on Monday, Aug. 12, less than a year after she shot Botham Jean, whose apartment...

W.Va. man accused in baby's death can't recall events

Mar. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby says he consumed several beers and could not recall what happened to the girl the night of her death. WCHS-TV reports Benjamin Taylor testified Monday in his trial in Jackson County...

Judge OKs evidence of prior drive-by in cop's homicide case

Mar. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge ruled on the eve of trial Monday that jurors in the case of a white western Pennsylvania police officer accused of shooting to death an unarmed black teenager last summer will hear evidence about a drive-by shooting that happened about 15 minutes before Antwon Rose II was killed....

June trial set for South Dakota woman in 1981 death of baby

Mar. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A June trial date is set for a South Dakota woman charged in the death of a newborn who was abandoned in a ditch in 1981. Theresa Rose Bentaas was arraigned on murder and manslaughter charges Monday. Bentaas is being held on a $250,000 bond, and has pleaded not guilty. The Argus...

NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Mar. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group pleaded not guilty on Monday to newly filed child pornography charges at a hearing where it became clear that his co-defendants are trying to avoid going to trial with him next month. Keith Raniere was charged last week with...

Groups want trial to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

Mar. 18, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers argued on Monday that a federal court should allow a trial on whether to strike down a 40-year-old Maine law that prevents non-doctors from performing abortions. The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Maine Family Planning...

Germany: Syrian man goes on trial over Chemnitz stabbing

Mar. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian asylum-seeker went on trial Monday in eastern Germany over the fatal stabbing in August of a German man that touched off far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz. Alaa S., whose last name wasn't given in line with German privacy laws, faces charges of manslaughter for the slaying...

Marchers in Madrid back Catalan separatists on trial

Mar. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people marched Saturday in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists who are on trial for their attempts to secede from Spain in October 2017. The nine defendants face decades in prison on rebellion and other charges for staging a banned independence referendum for the...

Italy probes possible poisoning of anti-Berlusconi witness

Mar. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the possible poisoning death of a Moroccan model who was a key witness in the trial against ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi over his infamous "bunga bunga" parties. Imane Fadil, 34, died March 1 at a Milan-area hospital, where she had been...