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Actor Danny Masterson found guilty of 2 rape counts, is led from court in handcuffs

May. 31, 2023 17:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury found “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson guilty of two out of three counts of rape Wednesday in a Los Angeles retrial in which the Church of Scientology played a central role. The jury of seven women and five men reached the verdict after...

'Felt like a year': Worshipper describes fear during gunman's deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue

May. 31, 2023 17:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was her brother's active faith that inspired Carol Black to recommit as an adult to being a practicing Jew several years ago, and their shared commitment brought them to the Tree of Life synagogue on the October 2018 day it was attacked. Testifying on the...

Jury finds ‘That ’70s Show’ star Danny Masterson guilty of 2 counts of rape in retrial where Scientology played key role

May. 31, 2023 17:09 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury finds ‘That ’70s Show’ star Danny Masterson guilty of 2 counts of rape in retrial where Scientology played key role.

Texas governor appoints John Scott as interim attorney general after Paxton impeached

May. 31, 2023 16:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday picked a longtime ally who oversaw Texas' elections in 2022 to temporarily serve as attorney general following Republican Ken Paxton's historic impeachment on allegations of misconduct and crimes. John Scott, who stepped down as...

Fast start to jury selection at trial of ex-deputy accused of failing to confront Parkland shooter

May. 31, 2023 16:29 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the groundbreaking trial of a former sheriff's deputy charged with failing to confront the killer of 14 students and three staff members at a Florida high school five years ago got off to a speedy start Wednesday, with the preliminary round...

Pain and terror felt by passengers before Boeing Max crashed can be considered, judge rules

May. 31, 2023 12:48 PM EDT

Families of passengers who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia can seek damages for the pain and terror suffered by victims in the minutes before the plane flew nose-down into the ground, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling means that lawyers for the families will be...

Russian court prepares way for new trial against jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

May. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday set a new date for a hearing paving the way for another trial of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny that could keep him in prison for decades. The Moscow City Court initially scheduled for Wednesday a preliminary hearing to...

Lawyers for Pittsburgh synagogue defendant admit he carried out deadliest US antisemitic attack

May. 30, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Bowers carried out the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history when he killed 11 people and injured seven others by storming a Pittsburgh synagogue and shooting everyone he could find. On that, everyone agrees. Even though Bowers’ defense...

Woman who threatened Nancy Pelosi with hanging during Capitol riot gets over 2 years in prison

May. 30, 2023 13:19 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania restaurant owner who screamed death threats directed at then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while storming the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison. Pauline Bauer was near Pelosi's office suite on Jan. 6, 2021, when she yelled at police...

Why Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment fight isn't finished yet

May. 30, 2023 12:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature already made one historic move with its impeachment of Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton. Another one is coming. The GOP-led House of Representatives on Saturday approved 20 articles of impeachment on sweeping allegations of...