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Greek judge dismisses case against 9 Egyptians accused of causing a deadly shipwreck

May. 21, 2024 05:53 AM EDT

KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — A Greek judge dismissed charges against nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants last year and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations, after a prosecutor told the court Greece lacked...

The alleged leaders of a suspected German far-right coup plot have gone on trial

May. 21, 2024 04:57 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The alleged leaders of a suspected far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial on Tuesday, opening the most prominent proceedings in a case that shocked the country in late 2022. Nine defendants faced judges at a special warehouse-like...

Defense witness who angered judge in Trump's hush money trial will return to the stand

May. 21, 2024 04:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense witness in Donald Trump's hush money case whom the judge threatened to remove from the trial over his behavior will return to the stand Tuesday as the trial nears its end. Trump's lawyers are hoping Robert Costello's testimony will help undermine the...

Hearing to determine if Missouri man who has been in prison for 33 years was wrongfully convicted

May. 21, 2024 01:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Christopher Dunn has spent 33 years in prison for a murder he has claimed from the outset that he didn't commit. A hearing this week will determine if he should go free. St. Louis prosecutors are now convinced Dunn is telling the truth, but lawyers for the Missouri...

France is trying Syrian ex-officials for the torture and killing of a father and son. Here's why

May. 21, 2024 04:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Syrian soldiers came first, at night, for the son, Patrick, a 20-year-old psychology student at Damascus University, and said they were taking him away for questioning. They came back the next night for his father, Mazen. Five years later, in 2018,...

'Justice demands' new trial for death row inmate, Alabama district attorney says

May. 20, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

An Alabama district attorney on Monday asked a judge to order a new trial for a death row inmate, saying that a review found that the 1998 conviction was flawed and “cannot be justified or allowed to stand.” Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr filed a brief expressing...

NRA names new leadership to replace former CEO found liable for wrongly spending millions

May. 20, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The National Rifle Association, which has had its image sullied by former leader Wayne LaPierre’s spending excesses, elected Doug Hamlin as executive vice president and CEO on Monday. “Our association is at a decisive moment in our history, and the future of...

Russian theater director and playwright go on trial over a play authorities say justifies terrorism

May. 20, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a theater director and a playwright accused of advocating terrorism in a play, the latest step in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent in Russia that has reached new heights since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine. ...

Family of Black teen wrongly executed in 1931 seeks damages after 2022 exoneration

May. 20, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of the youngest person ever executed in the state of Pennsylvania — a Black 16-year-old sent to the electric chair in 1931 and exonerated by the governor in 2022 — is suing the county that prosecuted him. Alexander McClay Williams was convicted of...

Over $450K recovered for workers of California mushroom farms that were sites of fatal shootings

May. 20, 2024 20:44 PM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The owners of two Northern California mushroom farms where a farmworker killed seven people in back-to-back shootings last year will pay more than $450,000 in back wages and damages to 62 workers, the Labor Department announced Monday. The owners of...