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Prosecutors say key witness lied in motorcycle gang trial

Sep. 20, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge in Las Vegas to throw out the testimony of a key witness in a federal racketeering trial after they say he lied on the witness stand. The trial stems from a 2011 shootout that killed a rival Hells Angels leader in a northern Nevada casino. Prosecutors say...

Trial for shootings at Freeman High moved to October 2020

Sep. 20, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The murder trial for a youth charged with killing one classmate and wounding three others at a high school in Washington state has been pushed back to Oct. 5, 2020. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Friday agreed to delay the trial to allow new defense attorneys for...

Judge orders trial in Southern California synagogue shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former college student will stand trial on charges he opened fire with an assault rifle inside a Southern California synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three people last April, a judge ruled Friday. John T. Earnest had no reaction when San Diego Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh...

Trial ordered for SEAL and Marine charged in soldier's death

Sep. 20, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The case against a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine who are charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret will go to trial. The U.S. Navy said in a statement Friday that an admiral referred the charges against SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez to a court-martial...

Kansas judge whose tweets sank higher court bid to step down

Sep. 20, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge whose past political tweets sank his nomination for a higher court and prompted Republican legislators to call for a review of his conduct announced Friday that he will step down early next year. Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack said he will retire Jan. 2 from...

The Latest: Judge orders trial in synagogue shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a preliminary hearing for John T. Earnest, who is charged with an attack on a Southern California synagogue that killed one woman and injured three people. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A judge has ordered a 20-year-old former college student to stand trial on charges that he...

Defendant's mental state delays SC death penalty trial

Sep. 20, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A death penalty trial for a man charged with killing two South Carolina bank employees during a robbery is on hold. A federal judge Friday delayed Brandon Council's trial at least through the weekend after defense attorneys asked for an evaluation to determine if he is mentally...

New trial date set for man accused of killing grandmother

Sep. 20, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — Another trial starting date has been scheduled for a man accused of killing his grandmother in western Iowa. Monona County District Court records say a judge ordered an April 14 trial start for 21-year-old Eliot Stowe. Stowe has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. He's accused of...

Turkey: Bloomberg journalists on trial for report on economy

Sep. 20, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two reporters for the U.S.-based Bloomberg news agency appeared in court on Friday accused of trying to undermine Turkey's economic stability with a story they wrote on last year's currency crisis. Istanbul-based reporters Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic face up to five years in prison...

Trial prep to start for officer accused of killing veteran

Sep. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trial is set to begin for a white former Georgia police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran. WXIA-TV reports jury selection may start Monday in the trial of former DeKalb County police Officer Robert Olsen on charges including felony murder....