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Jury deliberates in state case against man who attacked Nancy Pelosi's husband with hammer

Jun. 18, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday expelled from court the former partner of the conspiracy theorist charged with breaking into former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in 2022, banning her from the public gallery as the man's state trial wrapped up. Gypsy Taub, who has two...

Vermont man sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnapping woman and son outside of a mall

Jun. 18, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping a woman and her 4-year-old son by forcing them into her car outside a New Hampshire mall and bringing them to Vermont while he was searching for his estranged wife. ...

A trial date has been set for a man charged in the kidnapping, killing of a Memphis school teacher

Jun. 17, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Monday set a trial date for a man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a school teacher while she was on an early morning run in Memphis, Tennessee. Shelby County Judge Lee Coffee set Cleotha Abston's trial on first-degree murder, especially...

Oklahoma panel denies clemency for man convicted in 1984 killing of 7-year-old girl

Jun. 17, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board on Monday unanimously denied clemency for a death row inmate convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 7-year-old girl in 1984, clearing the way for him to be executed later this month. Richard Rojem, 66, denied...

Holly Bobo murder case returns to court, 7 years after a Tennessee man's conviction

Jun. 14, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — Seven years after a man was convicted of killing nursing student Holly Bobo, the case has returned to the Tennessee courtroom where his intense, highly publicized murder trial unfolded. With Bobo's parents sitting in the courtroom, a judge heard legal...

Man charged with robbing a California bank was released from prison a day earlier, prosecutors say

Jun. 13, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with taking three people hostage while robbing a Southern California bank last month had been released from prison a day earlier, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The 53-year-old was indicted on robbery charges after investigators said he...

Entrapment in play as appeals court looks at plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Jun. 12, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court is raising major questions about the trial of two key figures in a plot to kidnap Michigan's governor — and putting federal prosecutors on the defensive as the government tries to preserve the extraordinary guilty verdicts. After hearing arguments...

Florida man pleads not guilty to kidnapping his estranged wife from her apartment in Spain

Jun. 10, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida businessman accused in the February disappearance of his estranged wife in Spain pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors questioned his sale of several properties shortly before she disappeared, saying millions in proceeds would allow him to flee if he were...

Who are the 4 hostages rescued by Israeli forces from captivity in Gaza?

Jun. 08, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

The four captives rescued by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Saturday had been abducted from a desert rave near the border during Hamas' wide-ranging assault into Israel on Oct. 7. One had emerged as an icon of the agonizing hostage crisis that is still far from over. Noa...

Judge dismisses attempted murder and other charges in state case against Paul Pelosi's attacker

Jun. 06, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed several state charges against Paul Pelosi's attacker, who was convicted in federal court last month, based on the argument that the counts fall under double jeopardy, according to the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. David...