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Trump swaps bluster for silence, and possibly sleep, in his hush money trial

May. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t known for letting slights pass. Yet for weeks, the famously combative presumptive Republican nominee has sat silently — to the point of sometimes seeming asleep — in a sterile Manhattan courtroom amid a barrage of accusations and insults. ...

Judge says $475,000 award in New Hampshire youth center abuse case would be 'miscarriage of justice'

May. 23, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says capping the verdict at $475,000 as the state proposes would be an “unconscionable miscarriage of justice.” In a lengthy order issued Wednesday, Judge Andrew...

Federal jury rules against couple who sued Arkansas steakhouse over social-distancing brawl

May. 22, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jury has ruled against a Black couple who sued a Little Rock steakhouse over a fight the couple had with white customers who weren't wearing masks and stood too close during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal jury on Monday found no negligence or racial...

Defense highlights internet search for hypothermia in Karen Read murder trial

May. 22, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend tried to implicate a key prosecution witness at the woman's trial Wednesday, accusing the witness of conducting an incriminating internet search hours before the man's body was discovered and then deleting the...

Wealthy self-exiled Chinese businessman goes on trial in alleged $1 billion fraud scheme

May. 22, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy Chinese businessman who left China a decade ago and became a U.S.-based outspoken critic of his homeland's Communist Party went on trial in New York on Wednesday for what prosecutors say were multiple frauds that cheated hundreds of thousands of people worldwide of over...

Trial of Sen. Bob Menendez takes a weeklong break after jurors get stuck in elevator

May. 22, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of Sen. Bob Menendez grinded to a weeklong break on Tuesday after federal court jurors who were treated to a brick-by-brick build of the prosecution's bribery case got stuck in an elevator a day after they were forced from their usual assembly room because of flooding. ...

Adult children of Idaho man charged with killing their mom and two others testify in his defense

May. 21, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The adult children of an Idaho man accused of killing their mother and his girlfriend's two young kids testified in his defense this week, saying their mother's health was declining before she died. The testimony from Chad Daybell 's children on Monday marked...

Trump hush money trial enters new phase after defense rests without testimony from former president

May. 21, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's hush money trial moved into a new phase Tuesday, drawing closer to the moment when the jury will begin deciding his fate after testimony concluded without the former president taking the stand in his own defense. “Your honor, the defense rests,”...

North Carolina bill seeks to restrict public and media access to criminal autopsy reports

May. 21, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Access by the public and the media to North Carolina autopsy reports related to criminal investigations would be significantly restricted under a bill considered Tuesday by a Senate committee. The proposal was debated by senators but not voted upon. It would...

The Latest | Prosecution and defense debate jury instructions in Trump's criminal trial

May. 21, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case in Donald Trump's hush money trial on Tuesday morning without the former president taking the witness stand to testify, bringing proceedings one step closer to closing arguments. After more than four weeks of testimony, jurors were sent...