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Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial continues over 'Rust' set shooting

Jul. 12, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin ’s attorneys seek to portray him as a working actor just doing his job at the involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico over cinematographer Halyna Hutchins ' death on the “Rust” film set, as prosecutors try to cast him as a reckless cavalier with a gun...

New York jury ready to start deliberations at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial

Jul. 12, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury was expected to begin deliberations around midday Friday in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez in New York City after a judge finishes reading them instructions on the law. The trial has played out for the past two months in Manhattan federal...

Melania Trump will attend the Republican convention in a rare political appearance, AP sources say

Jul. 12, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former first lady Melania Trump will attend the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee, according to two people familiar with her plans who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity before full details were released. Melania Trump has largely refrained...

Man sentenced to life over plot to kidnap, rape and murder UK TV personality Holly Willoughby

Jul. 12, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities. At the sentencing hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court, around 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of London,...

Trump lawyers press judge to overturn hush money conviction after Supreme Court immunity ruling

Jul. 11, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers are imploring a New York judge to overturn his hush money conviction and dismiss the case, arguing his historic trial was “tainted” by evidence that shouldn't have been allowed because of the Supreme Court’s recent presidential immunity ruling. ...

Alec Baldwin's lawyer grills crime scene tech over search for live ammo at his shooting trial

Jul. 11, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin 's defense attorney questioned a crime scene technician over what he suggested were shoddy and subpar searches for the live ammunition that ended up in the actor's revolver and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. On the second day of Baldwin's...

Jury acquits former Indiana officer of trying to cover up another officers' excessive use of force

Jul. 11, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury has acquitted a former Muncie police officer accused of trying to cover up another officer’s use of excessive force, bringing an end to his third trial in the case. The jury issued the verdict in Corey Posey's case on Wednesday, the Indianapolis...

The Beastie Boys sue Chili's parent company over alleged misuse of 'Sabotage' song in ad

Jul. 11, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beastie Boys are suing the parent company of Chili's in a case that accuses the chain restaurant of running an advertisement that used the hip-hop trio's smash hit “Sabotage” without permission. The rap group, in a federal case filed Wednesday in New York,...

Donald Trump’s lawyers press judge to overturn hush money conviction, dismiss case after Supreme Court’s immunity ruling

Jul. 11, 2024 18:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers press judge to overturn hush money conviction, dismiss case after Supreme Court’s immunity ruling.

Lawsuit filed in case of teen who died after eating spicy chip as part of online challenge

Jul. 11, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit was filed Thursday against Hershey, Walgreens and several others in the case of a Massachusetts teen who died after he participated in a spicy tortilla chip challenge that was widely promoted on social media. Harris Wolobah, a 10th grader from the city of...