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Former upstate NY prosecutor cleared of perjury, misconduct

Sep. 25, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A former prosecutor accused of withholding evidence from a grand jury that cleared a Troy police officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop has been acquitted of perjury and misconduct charges. Former Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove was acquitted by a state...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, faces a hearing Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 on whether he should be sent to Wisconsin to stand trial on homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

Hearing seeks to move protest shooter for trial in Wisconsin

Sep. 25, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, faces a hearing Friday on whether he should be sent to Wisconsin to stand trial on homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested at his home in Antioch,...

Trial on Harvey plant fire resumes after COVID-19 delay

Sep. 24, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A trial in which a chemical manufacturer is facing charges over a fire at its suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey that sent toxic smoke into the air in 2017 resumed on Thursday following a six-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arkema Inc., a subsidiary of a French...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Kraft on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, saying they couldn't go forward after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

Sep. 24, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said during an online...

Prosecutor: NY man shot woman alongside road over insults

Sep. 24, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man who's the first person to go on trial for murder in Maine since the start of the pandemic fatally shot the victim because she'd insulted the mother of his children, prosecutors said Thursday. Carine Reeves became angrier and angrier about the insults from Sally Shaw from the...

Ohio court weighs allowing electronic ballot applications

Sep. 24, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys on both sides faced pointed pushback from a panel of appellate judges Thursday as the legal fight over whether Ohio should allow electronic absentee ballot applications continued. The Ohio's 10th District Court of Appeals is weighing whether to uphold a trial judge's Sept....

Hysni Gucati head of the War Veterans Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army looks at a photo of his co-fighter former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Salih Mustafa after news of his arrest,  during an interview with The Associated Press, in Pristina, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been arrested as part of a war crimes and crimes against humanity probe stemming from the conflict with Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

1st Kosovar Albanian arrested on war crimes charges

Sep. 24, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been arrested on charges including torture of detainees and the murder of one prisoner held at a compound in Kosovo during the conflict. The Kosovo Specialist...

Jury selection begins in Nebraska murder, dismemberment case

Sep. 24, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a woman charged with killing a 24-year-old woman who disappeared after a Tinder date and whose dismembered remains later were found in trash bags along remote gravel roads in Nebraska. Bailey Boswell, 26, faces the death penalty if convicted of...

Virus causes trial delay in 1999 slaying of Alabama teens

Sep. 24, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The capital murder trial of a trucker charged with killing two Alabama teens in 1999 has been delayed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Dothan Eagle reported that a court had pushed back the trial of Coley McCraney, but Dale County Circuit Judge William Filmore...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany. A German court has ruled that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must face trial on a second set of charges related to the company's diesel emissions scandal, these ones related to alleged market manipulation. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

Former VW boss Winterkorn faces trial on 2nd set of charges

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must face trial on a second set of charges in the company's diesel emissions scandal, this time accused of market manipulation. Thursday's announcement by the Braunschweig state court followed a decision earlier this month...