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Man gets 30 years in prison for attacking ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer

May. 17, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who broke into the home of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seeking to hold her hostage and bludgeoned her husband with a hammer was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. But prosecutors later filed a motion saying the court failed to offer the...

Jury finds Honolulu's former top prosecutor and 5 others not guilty in a federal bribery case

May. 17, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A jury found Honolulu's former top prosecutor not guilty Friday in a bribery case that alleged employees of an engineering and architectural firm bribed him with campaign donations in exchange for his prosecution of a former company employee. A U.S. grand jury...

A murderous romance or frame job? Things to know about Boston's Karen Read murder trial

May. 17, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A highly anticipated trial in Massachusetts involving a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowbank is finishing its third week on Friday. The case has garnered national attention because the...

Fall trial set for pharmacist in 11 Michigan meningitis deaths after plea deal talks fizzle

May. 17, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A judge set a fall trial Friday for a pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of 11 Michigan residents who died in a 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroids from a Massachusetts lab. Efforts by Glenn Chin and state...

Witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial says meat-export monopoly made costs soar

May. 17, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial testified Friday that the cost of certifying that meat sent to Egypt followed Islamic dietary requirements skyrocketed after a single U.S. company was given a monopoly in a cozy deal prosecutors say the Democrat arranged in return for...

Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

May. 17, 2024 09:50 AM EDT

Google on Thursday asked that a judge, rather than a jury, decide whether it violated U.S. antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising. To bolster its case, the tech giant wrote a multimillion-dollar check to the U.S. government that it...

Michael Cohen pressed on his crimes and lies as defense attacks key Trump hush money trial witness

May. 17, 2024 04:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyers accused the star prosecution witness in his hush money trial of lying to jurors, portraying Trump fixer-turned-foe Michael Cohen on Thursday as a serial fabulist who is bent on seeing the presumptive Republican presidential nominee behind bars. ...

Donor and consultant convicted again of trying to bribe North Carolina's insurance commissioner

May. 16, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A major North Carolina political donor and his associate have been convicted a second time of attempting to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner to secure preferential regulatory treatment for his insurance business. A federal jury convicted insurance...

Lawyers discuss role classified documents may play in bribery case against US Rep Cuellar of Texas

May. 16, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Thursday discussed whether classified documents might play a role in the planned trial of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, who is facing federal bribery and conspiracy charges over accusations he accepted nearly $600,000 in bribes from an...

Sen. Bob Menendez reveals his wife has breast cancer as his trial focuses on FBI raid of his home

May. 16, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez said Thursday that his wife will undergo a mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, a revelation made just as the first evidence — pictures of 13 gold bars and over $480,000 in cash seized from the couple's home — was shown to jurors at his New...