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How a hush money scandal tied to a porn star led to Trump’s first criminal trial

Apr. 13, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the kind of tawdry tale that Donald Trump might have relished before politics: a porn actor claiming they had had sex. But on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Trump feared the story, which he says is false, would cost him votes. So, prosecutors say,...

Judge declines to delay Trump’s NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity

Apr. 12, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case. It's the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as...

Manhattan court must find a dozen jurors to hear first-ever criminal case against a former president

Apr. 12, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Of the 1.4 million adults who live in Manhattan, a dozen are soon to become the first Americans to sit in judgment of a former president charged with a crime. Jury selection is set to start Monday in former President Donald Trump's hush money case — the first...

Trump will be first ex-president on criminal trial. Here's what to know about the hush money case

Apr. 12, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump will make history as the first former president to stand trial on criminal charges when his hush money case opens Monday with jury selection. The case will force the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to juggle campaigning with sitting in a...

Trump pushes Arizona lawmakers to 'remedy' state abortion ruling that he says 'went too far'

Apr. 12, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged Arizona lawmakers on Friday to swiftly “remedy” the state Supreme Court ruling allowing prosecutors to enforce a near—total abortion ban that he declared anew “went too far.” Trump has repeatedly expressed pride in...

If O.J. Simpson's assets go to court, Goldman, Brown families could be first in line

Apr. 12, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson died Wednesday without having paid the lion’s share of the $33.5 million judgment a California civil jury awarded to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Acquitted at a criminal trial, Simpson was found...

Brazil court says government must compensate victims of stray bullets in police raids

Apr. 12, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state must compensate victims of stray bullets during military and law enforcement operations. The ruling means that the state is now civilly liable for deaths or injuries resulting from either police or...

Court says judge had no authority to halt Medicare Advantage plan for Delaware government retirees

Apr. 12, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling that prevented officials from moving state government retirees from a Medicare supplement plan to a Medicare Advantage plan. The justices ruled Friday that a Superior Court judge had no jurisdiction...

A Nigerian transgender celebrity is jailed for throwing money into the air, a rare conviction

Apr. 12, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A popular Nigerian transgender woman was sentenced to six months on Friday after a local court convicted her of throwing money into the air, a practice known as spraying. Though common, especially at parties, spraying is illegal in Nigeria. The rare conviction...

Vermont town removes unpermitted structures from defunct firearms training center while owner jailed

Apr. 12, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

An arrest warrant has been rescinded for the Vermont owner of a controversial firearms training center involved in a long-running legal dispute over unpermitted structures after the town says it has removed them while he remains jailed on other charges. An environmental court judge...