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Australian prosecutor alleges principal molested 3 sisters

Feb. 08, 2023 01:39 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former principal of a ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls school in the Australian city of Melbourne molested three sisters, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Malka Leifer, 56, has pleaded not guilty in the Victoria state County Court to 29 sexual offenses that...

US man convicted of aiding Islamic State as sniper, trainer

Feb. 07, 2023 18:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York stockbroker-turned-Islamic State group militant was convicted Tuesday of becoming a sniper and trainer for the extremist group during its brutal reign in Syria and Iraq. The trial of Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a Kazakh-born U.S. citizen, was the...

Associate of Russian oligarch accused of violating sanctions

Feb. 07, 2023 17:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of a Russian billionaire was charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with violating U.S. sanctions and money laundering. The indictment charged Vladimir Voronchenko, a Russian who is a permanent U.S. resident, with joining a scheme to make over $4...

30 news groups ask Idaho Supreme Court to reject gag order

Feb. 07, 2023 16:11 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thirty news organizations have asked the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a gag order in a case against a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death. The challenge, filed Monday evening, comes just a few days after an attorney...

UK holds ceremony replete with tradition to consider coins

Feb. 07, 2023 12:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A jury sat solemnly in a gilded hall in central London on Tuesday, presided over by a bewigged representative of the crown in flowing black robes, but there were no criminals in the dock. Britain’s coinage was on trial. In a ceremony that dates back...

Judge upholds punitive damage award in prison strip search

Feb. 06, 2023 18:26 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge rejected a challenge on Monday by Delaware’s Department of Correction of a jury’s $15,000 punitive damage award to an inmate who was mistreated by a former prison guard during a strip search. The judge upheld the jury’s November...

Jury: Musk didn't defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets

Feb. 03, 2023 20:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISO (AP) — A jury on Friday decided Elon Musk didn’t defraud investors with his 2018 tweets about electric automaker Tesla in a proposed deal that quickly unraveled and raised questions about whether the billionaire had misled investors. The nine-member jury reached its...

Jury: Suspected serial killer guilty in teen's death in '70s

Feb. 02, 2023 15:11 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest was found guilty by a southwest Washington jury for slaying 17-year-old Martha Morrison of Portland, Oregon, nearly 50 years ago. After about 90 minutes of deliberation Wednesday, the Clark County jury found Forrest...

Feds seized records, phone of former Michigan House leader

Feb. 02, 2023 14:56 PM EST

A former leader of the Michigan House had his phone seized as part of a federal investigation that involved grand jury subpoenas, search warrants and bank records, according to court documents. The details were disclosed in a lawsuit against Rick Johnson and his wife, Janice, over...

Florida could end unanimous jury requirement for executions

Feb. 02, 2023 01:55 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers proposed legislation making it easier to send convicts to death row by eliminating a unanimous jury requirement in capital punishment sentencing — a response to anger from victims’ families following a verdict sparing a school...