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What's at stake as Trump Org. trial deliberations continue

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one ballot former President Donald Trump would rather not be associated with: the verdict sheet at his company’s criminal tax fraud trial. Deliberations are set to spill into a second day Tuesday as jurors weigh charges that the Trump Organization helped...

Ex-Miami congressman Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe

Dec. 05, 2022 17:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government has been arrested in connection to an ongoing federal criminal investigation, law enforcement officials said. David Rivera, a Republican who served from...

Judd family files notice to dismiss suit over death records

Dec. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of country singer Naomi Judd on Monday filed a notice to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit that sought to block journalists from accessing the police investigation records surrounding her death. Judd died on April 30 at her home in Tennessee at the...

Report blasts Virginia schools' handling of sex assaults

Dec. 05, 2022 17:55 PM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury convened at the request of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a scathing report against a northern Virginia school system accusing it of mishandling a student who sexually assaulted classmates at two different high schools last year. ...

Burlington police investigate stabbing death, 5th killing

Dec. 05, 2022 11:26 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington police are investigating a fatal stabbing, the fifth homicide in Vermont’s largest city this year. Officers were called to a Main Street pizza restaurant on Sunday at 3 a.m. and found a male victim bleeding heavily from apparent stab wounds. The...

Trump faces peril in docs probe after decades of scrutiny

Dec. 05, 2022 11:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman and president, Donald Trump faced a litany of lawsuits and criminal investigations yet emerged from the legal scrutiny time and again with his public and political standing largely intact. But he's perhaps never confronted a probe as perilous as...

Japan police arrest 3 teachers in nursery abuse case

Dec. 05, 2022 04:24 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Police have arrested three teachers at a nursery school in central Japan on suspicion they routinely abused toddlers, including hitting their heads, holding them upside down and locking them up in a bathroom, in a case that triggered outrage and allegations of a cover-up. ...

Vatican vendettas: Alleged witness manipulation jolts trial

Dec. 05, 2022 02:47 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The text message to the Vatican monsignor offered forgiveness along with a threat: “I know everything about you … and I keep it all in my archives,” it read. “I pardon you, Perlasca, but remember, you owe me a favor.” The message was one of more than...

Shootings at power substations cause North Carolina outages

Dec. 04, 2022 21:50 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said Sunday. In...

Jurors hear ex-Border Patrol agent's confession in killings

Dec. 04, 2022 19:01 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jurors in the capital murder trial of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent have heard a taped interview in which he confesses to the 2018 killings of four sex workers in South Texas. If convicted of capital murder, Juan David Ortiz, 39, faces life in prison without...