Latest Trials News

Trump says he won't testify again at his New York fraud trial. He says he has nothing more to say

Dec. 10, 2023 17:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said Sunday he has decided against testifying for a second time at his New York civil fraud trial, posting on social media a day before his scheduled appearance that he “very successfully & conclusively” testified last month and saw no need to do so again. ...

New Mexico court reverses ruling that overturned a murder conviction on speedy trial violations

Dec. 10, 2023 14:35 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a man's murder conviction, overruling a state Court of Appeals decision that found his constitutional right to a speedy trial had been violated. Jeremiah Gurule waited nearly six years in jail before a jury convicted him...

South Carolina jury convicts inmate in first trial involving deadly prison riots

Dec. 09, 2023 14:28 PM EST

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina jurors have found an inmate guilty of charges connected to the death of a fellow inmate during the deadliest U.S. prison riot of the past quarter-century. The Lee County jury deliberated less than an hour on Friday before finding Michael Juan...

Local New Hampshire newspaper publisher found guilty of political advertisement omissions

Dec. 08, 2023 13:06 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has found the New Hampshire publisher of a weekly community newspaper guilty of five misdemeanor charges that she ran advertisements for local races without properly marking them as political advertising. The judge acquitted Debra Paul, publisher of...

Ex-Alaska Airlines pilot who tried to cut plane’s engines is released from jail; must avoid aircraft

Dec. 07, 2023 20:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An ex-Alaska Airlines pilot accused of trying to cut the engines of a passenger flight while off-duty and riding in an extra seat in the cockpit was released from jail pending trial Thursday, after an Oregon judge approved it with conditions that include keeping away from...

Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case

Dec. 07, 2023 17:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution as he runs out of opportunities to delay or even derail an upcoming trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Lawyers for...

Mom convicted of killing kids in Idaho pleads not guilty to Arizona murder conspiracy charges

Dec. 07, 2023 14:03 PM EST

A woman sentenced to life in an Idaho prison for murdering her two youngest children and another woman has pleaded not guilty to charges in Arizona of conspiring to kill her estranged husband and her niece’s ex-husband. Lori Vallow Daybell, dressed in an orange jail uniform, stated...

A Danish court orders a British financier to remain in pre-trial custody on tax fraud

Dec. 07, 2023 09:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A British hedge fund trader extradited from the United Arab Emirates to Denmark where he was wanted for allegedly orchestrating a more than 9 billion kroner ($1.3 billion) tax fraud, was ordered Thursday to remain in pre-trial custody until Jan. 3. Sanjay...

Lawyer picked to prosecute Army sexual assault is fired over an old email doubting victims' claims

Dec. 05, 2023 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer selected to be the Army's first top prosecutor of sexual assaults under an overhaul of the military justice system has been fired because of an email he sent 10 years ago appearing to belittle victims’ assault allegations. Brig. Gen. Warren Wells was...

A trial deciding if JetBlue can buy Spirit — and further consolidate the industry — nears its end

Dec. 05, 2023 17:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for JetBlue Airways said Tuesday that the biggest U.S. airlines are using their size to cement their dominance in a post-pandemic world, making it critical that a federal judge allow JetBlue to buy Spirit Airlines. The lawyer, Ryan Shores, said JetBlue needs...