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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman. The actor has spent more than two years in prison since he was convicted of sexual assault in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear his appeal of the conviction on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The arguments will focus on the trial judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Cosby's sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

Dec. 1, 2020 6:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to...

Court overturns conviction in 2010 murder, orders new trial

Dec. 1, 2020 5:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the 2017 murder conviction of a man accused of fatally shooting another man in Bridgeport in 2010, and ordered a new trial. The court said in a 4-3 ruling that the judge who oversaw the trial of Billy Ray Jones failed to...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman attends a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Abdur'Rahman was scheduled to be executed in April, but last fall a judge resentenced him based on claims that prosecutors had illegally excluded African Americans from the jury pool. The attorney general appealed the resentencing, and the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals heard arguments Tuesday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Appeals court vacates agreement to resentence Black inmate

Dec. 1, 2020 12:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee trial court judge improperly reduced a Black inmate's death sentence to life in prison last year, a state appeals court has ruled. Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman (AHB’-dur-RAK’-mahn) was scheduled to be executed in April, but the judge resentenced him last...

2 Danish brothers convicted of biracial man's island murder

Dec. 1, 2020 10:03 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Denmark on Tuesday sentenced two brothers to 14 years in prison each for the murder of a biracial man on a Danish island in June, which had sparked a debate about racism. But the prosecution said there was insufficient evidence of a racist motive in the killing, which...

Widow's lawsuit over fatal Chesapeake Bay plunge to be heard

Dec. 1, 2020 8:25 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trial involving a widow’s lawsuit filed over the death of her husband who was killed when his tractor-trailer plunged over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is scheduled to begin on Tuesday in a Virginia court. The Virginian-Pilot reported in January that the lawsuit filed by...

FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Vice President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Mu Sochua speaks at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Senior executives of the disbanded opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party have announced their plan to return from self-imposed exile to fight criminal charges against them in court. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)

Cambodian opposition figures state plan to return from exile

Dec. 1, 2020 5:43 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Senior executives of the disbanded opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party on Tuesday announced their plan to return from self-imposed exile to fight criminal charges against them in court. The party leaders are among about 130 opposition supporters and other dissidents who...

Trial set for man accused of keeping wife's body in freezer

Nov. 30, 2020 6:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man will go on trial next November in the death of his wife, whose body was found inside a freezer last year. Larry Dinwiddie, of Marshfield, was charged with second-degree murder, abandoning a corpse and armed criminal action in the death of his wife, Cynthia....

Egypt slams Italy’s push for trial in 2016 scholar's killing

Nov. 30, 2020 3:14 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors on Monday slammed their Italian counterparts’ push to have five Egyptian police and intelligence officers stand trial in Italy over the 2016 abduction, torture and killing of an Italian researcher in Cairo. Italy has for years pressured Cairo to identify and...

Trial postponed in case of alleged excessive force in Muncie

Nov. 30, 2020 11:45 AM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has granted a long delay in the trial of three Muncie police officers who were charged in an investigation of excessive force. The federal trial has been moved to Sept. 21. The request was made by defense lawyers with no objections from prosecutors. The trial had been planned...

Murder trial with racist overtones opens in Denmark

Nov. 30, 2020 5:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The trial opened Monday of two brothers suspected in the killing of a biracial man on a Danish island in June. The case had led to concern about racism, and provoked debate in Denmark, especially as it came shortly after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and...