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Real estate tycoon's death sentence is a turning point in Vietnam's anti-corruption campaign

Apr. 12, 2024 06:21 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The unusually harsh death sentence given to a real estate tycoon in Vietnam was a pivotal moment in the decadelong “Blazing Furnace” anti-corruption campaign as the Vietnamese business community wrestled with an uncertain future Friday. Real estate tycoon...

Oakland officials vote to include ‘San Francisco’ in airport's name

Apr. 12, 2024 06:19 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland officials have voted in favor of changing the name of the city’s airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport, despite San Francisco threatening a lawsuit over what it says is a trademark violation. The Board of Commissioners for the...

Where are they now? Key players in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson

Apr. 12, 2024 04:00 AM EDT

The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought what's dubbed the “Trial of the Century” that culminated with O.J. Simpson's acquittal of the murders. The announcement Thursday that Simpson is dead has brought renewed attention to the closely watched...

If O.J. Simpson's assets go to court, Goldman, Brown families could be first in line

Apr. 12, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson died Thursday without having paid the lion’s share of the $33.5 million judgment a California civil jury awarded to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Acquitted at a criminal trial, Simpson was found...

Manhattan court must find a dozen jurors to hear first-ever criminal case against a former president

Apr. 12, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Of the 1.4 million adults who live in Manhattan, a dozen are soon to become the first Americans to sit in judgment of a former president charged with a crime. Jury selection is set to start Monday in ex-President Donald Trump's hush-money case — the first trial...

20 years later, Abu Ghraib detainees get their day in US court

Apr. 12, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Twenty years ago this month, photos of abused prisoners and smiling U.S. soldiers guarding them at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released, shocking the world. Now, three survivors of Abu Ghraib will finally get their day in U.S. court against the military...

Legendary athlete, actor and millionaire: O.J. Simpson's murder trial lost him the American dream

Apr. 11, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For a long time, O.J. Simpson was the man who had it all. He lived the American dream as a sports legend, movie actor, commercial pitchman and millionaire. With his wildly successful career, startling good looks and a gorgeous wife, he became an image of success...

Trump tests limits of gag order with post insulting 2 likely witnesses in criminal trial

Apr. 11, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after a New York judge expanded a gag order on Donald Trump to curtail "inflammatory” speech, the former president tested its limits by disparaging two key witnesses in his upcoming criminal hush money trial as liars. In a post on his Truth Social platform...

Case heard by NC Supreme Court may affect how partisan officials file voter fraud claims

Apr. 11, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An attorney representing voters accused of fraud in the 2016 election warned North Carolina’s highest court that their eventual decision could allow political operatives to make voter fraud allegations without consequence — but the justices had several questions. ...

Lawsuit settled: 2 top US gun parts makers agree to temporarily halt sales in Philadelphia

Apr. 11, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

Two of America's leading gun parts manufacturers have agreed to temporarily halt sales of their products in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, city officials said Thursday, announcing a settlement of their lawsuit against the companies. Philadelphia filed suit against...