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Dutch-Palestinian man Ismail Zeyada, originally from the Gaza Strip, pauses as he reads a statement after The Hague District Court, Netherlands, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, threw out the case in which Zeyada sought to sue Benny Gantz, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and another Israeli military commander over their roles in an air strike that killed six members of his family. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch court throws out case against Israeli military chiefs

Jan. 29, 2020 5:36 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court threw out a civil case Wednesday brought by a Dutch-Palestinian man seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family. The Hague District Court ruled that the case...

FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Cleveland Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. Lance is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence, plans to hold a closed-door clemency hearing Tuesday. The board on Monday declassified a clemency application filed by Lance's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Georgia man set to be executed for killings of 2 people

Jan. 29, 2020 1:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson for the November 1997 killings of Sabrina “Joy”...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., departs the chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress ended for the day. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes

Jan. 28, 2020 9:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded late Tuesday, a potentially major hurdle for Trump's hopes to end the trial with a quick acquittal. Earlier, Trump's lawyers concluded his defense...

Blood tests without probable cause ruled unconstitutional

Jan. 28, 2020 9:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state law requiring a blood test in all fatal crashes regardless of probable cause is unconstitutional, Maine's highest court ruled Tuesday in the case of a trucker fighting a manslaughter conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court issued the ruling even as it upheld the conviction of...

Murder trial set for Carson Indian Colony killing Dec. 2019

Jan. 28, 2020 8:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old member of a Nevada tribe has been ordered to stand trial in federal court in Reno in April for murder in the killing of a man on the Carson Indian Colony in December 2019. Steve Bryan is accused of shooting 23-year-old Kyle Sullivan Bryan in the head with a rifle at the...

FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, Dylann Roof enters the court room at the Charleston County Judicial Center to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in Charleston, S.C. White supremacist Roof on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)

White supremacist appeals death penalty in church massacre

Jan. 28, 2020 8:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — White supremacist Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial. In a 321-page legal brief filed with the...

Lev Parnas blocked from Senate impeachment hearing Wednesday

Jan. 28, 2020 8:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani who is awaiting trial on charges that he made illegal campaign contributions has a ticket to Wednesday's U.S. Senate impeachment trial, but he won't be going. Instead, Lev Parnas will go to Washington with his lawyers to show support for a fair trial, his...

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori and opposition leader is escorted by police in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. In a court session a judge decided she must return to preventive detention pending a corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru judge orders detention for Fujimori during graft probe

Jan. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori can be held 15 months in prison while she is investigated for possible money laundering, a Peruvian judge ruled Tuesday, shortly after official vote returns showed her party was trounced in weekend congressional elections. Judge Victor Zuñiga said...

High court rules in favor of Somali man facing deportation

Jan. 28, 2020 6:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ high court has ruled in favor of a Somali man in a case that tested efforts by Boston's top prosecutor to protect immigrants from being deported for non-violent crimes. Supreme Judicial Court Justice David Lowy ruled Tuesday that a lower court judge must honor Suffolk...

This undated photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows inmate Steven McGilberry, who is in South Mississippi Correctional Institution serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. The Mississippi Supreme Court on Jan. 9, 2020, rejected the latest appeal from McGilberry. Court records show he was 16 in 1994 when he used a baseball bat to bludgeon his stepfather, half-sister, mother and 3-year-old nephew to death at the family's home in Jackson County, Mississippi.  (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)

Mississippi upholds life without parole for 4 killings

Jan. 28, 2020 6:13 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal from a man convicted of killing four of his relatives when he was a teenager. Steven McGilberry was 16 when he used a baseball bat to bludgeon his stepfather, half-sister, mother and 3-year-old nephew to death at the...