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German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

Jan. 17, 2022 08:14 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has acquitted German journalist Mesale Tolu after years on trial for terror-related charges. “After 4 years, 8 months and 20 days: Acquitted of both charges!” Tolu tweeted after her acquittal. She was accused of engaging in terror propaganda and...

Indian court acquits bishop of charge of raping nun

Jan. 14, 2022 09:47 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Roman Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that became a major issue amid allegations of sexual harassment in the church. Sessions Judge G. Gopakumar in a brief order said the bishop was not...

British Council worker freed from Iranian prison, back in UK

Jan. 12, 2022 08:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian employee of the British Council detained for more than three years in Iran and sentenced to a decade in prison over widely criticized espionage charges has been freed and returned to the United Kingdom, the organization said Wednesday. ...

British Council says Iranian employee arrested in Tehran has been acquitted by court, now in United Kingdom

Jan. 12, 2022 06:17 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Council says Iranian employee arrested in Tehran has been acquitted by court, now in United Kingdom.

Prosecutor: Judge wrong to acquit Hawaii lawmaker of DUI

Jan. 11, 2022 21:38 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor said Tuesday a judge was wrong to grant an acquittal to a Hawaii lawmaker charged with driving under the influence after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major thoroughfare. In the middle of state Rep. Sharon Har's trial Monday,...

Former trooper acquitted after hitting driver with rifle

Jan. 11, 2022 15:34 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska state trooper was found not guilty of violating a driver's civil rights by hitting him in the head with the butt of a rifle after a high-speed chase. Lindsey Bixby was acquitted Tuesday after his second trial in Omaha. A previous federal jury...

Hawaii state representative acquitted of DUI

Jan. 10, 2022 21:29 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Monday acquitted a Hawaii lawmaker charged with driving under the influence after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major Honolulu thoroughfare. State Rep. Sharon Har pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and went to trial. Her...

2nd acquittal in charges in 2017 Ohio nursing home death

Jan. 09, 2022 11:47 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has acquitted a certified nurse practitioner of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the 2017 death of a man at a Columbus nursing home, the second acquittal since the indictment of seven workers at the facility. A Franklin County judge...

Inquiry into Delaware senator to continue despite acquittal

Jan. 08, 2022 13:59 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Senate will continue its ethics inquiry into Sen. Darius Brown despite a jury's verdict acquitting him of domestic violence charges. The News Journal reports that the Senate Rules and Ethics Committee will review all allegations, including...

Portuguese court convicts 11 in national armory heist case

Jan. 07, 2022 10:55 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court on Friday acquitted a former defense minister but convicted 11 others in connection with the theft of weapons from the national armory more than four years ago, according to the defendants’ lawyers and local media reports. Former Defense...