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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike in New York. Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 too fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers and others stood around him. But U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe told the potential jurors that they were being considered to decide a criminal case involving charges of extortion and honest services wire fraud against Avenatti. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Jury selection continues in Michael Avenatti's Nike trial

Jan. 28, 2020 7:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements are likely to occur Wednesday in the attempted extortion trial of a California attorney whose representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with President Donald Trump catapulted him to fame. Prospective jurors were questioned Tuesday by a judge seeking...

Harvey Weinstein, center, exits following his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

At Harvey Weinstein’s trial, a big role for other accusers

Jan. 28, 2020 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In his former life as a Hollywood big shot, Harvey Weinstein knew the importance of a good supporting role. In his New York City trial, it’s the prosecution’s supporting witnesses who could be a big factor in whether he goes to prison. While Weinstein is charged in sexual...

Grand jury: Officer acted in self-defense in fatal shooting

Jan. 27, 2020 10:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing in the Portland police fatal police shooting of 51-year-old Koben Henriksen who was seen waving knives at passing cars in early December. The grand jury determined that Officer Justin Raphael lawfully acted in self-defense...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike in New York. Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 too fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers and others stood around him. But U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe told the potential jurors that they were being considered to decide a criminal case involving charges of extortion and honest services wire fraud against Avenatti. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Avenatti greets prospective jurors for extortion trial

Jan. 27, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday to fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers...

Jury selection begins for man charged with killing student

Jan. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EST

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for a man accused of killing a Peru State College student whose body has never been found. Attorneys began selecting the jury at the Gage County Courthouse in Beatrice for the trial of Joshua Keadle, 38, according to the Lincoln Journal Star, Keadle has...

Judge: Jury should decide if Uber can be liable for crash

Jan. 27, 2020 4:37 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A jury should determine whether Uber ought to be held responsible for a passenger's injuries, a federal judge in Rhode Island ruled. A U.S. District Court judge concluded Jan. 16 that jurors should determine whether driver Claudette Issa is considered an employee of Uber —...

Jury seated in fatal Portland train stabbing trial

Jan. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, ore. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the MAX attack trial of a man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train. KOIN reported that Judge Cheryl Albrecht will call members of the juror panel Monday to verify...

Jurors to resume deliberating in ex-officer's trial

Jan. 27, 2020 8:34 AM EST

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the vehicular homicide trial of a former Massachusetts police sergeant are scheduled to resume Monday in Franklin Superior Court. The defense and prosecution made their final statements in the trial of former Greenfield Sgt. James Rode on Friday and the jury deliberated...

Jury finds suburban Chicago man guilty of woman's murder

Jan. 24, 2020 9:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man on Friday was found guilty in the death of woman during a 2017 burglary of her Hinsdale home. A DuPage County jury found 32-year-old Dominic Sanders, 32, of University Park guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Andrea Urban, who was beaten and her throat...

Jury convicts ex-religious leader of child sexual abuse

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a disgraced religious leader guilty of sexually abusing a former church member when she was a child. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 69-year-old Michael Sperou was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual penetration of a person under...