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DA wants grand jurors to examine man's death after arrest

Nov. 23, 2020 3:09 PM EST

CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia district attorney says he is likely to ask a grand jury to conduct a civil investigation into the death of a man after he was arrested following a police standoff. District Attorney Joe Mulholland tells the Thomasville Times-Enterprise that he plans to commission grand...

The Schmidt family, from, left, Heather Schmidt, her husband Nicholas Philbrook, son Andrew, 4, father Raymond and daughter Ava interact in their backyard, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Camarillo, Calif. Philbrook and his wife have been trying to convince court officials that he should be excused from jury duty because her father, a cancer survivor with diabetes, lives with them. But court officials told him that is not a valid reason and he must appear in court in early December. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Jury duty? No thanks, say many, forcing trials to be delayed

Nov. 22, 2020 10:50 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19....

Report: 1,500 La. inmates convicted by nonunanimous juries

Nov. 21, 2020 2:12 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 1,500 current Louisiana inmates — including 900 serving life sentences without parole eligibility — were convicted by nonunanimous juries, according to a recent report by criminal justice advocates. The report was released Tuesday by the New Orleans-based Promise...

Court affirms $17M jury verdict for woman injured at Walmart

Nov. 20, 2020 8:45 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a jury verdict of nearly $17 million for a woman who was injured when Walmart staffers tried to detain a shoplifter. The court rejected the retail giant's appeal on Thursday. A lawyer for Diane Ankrom, 53, said employees were trying to...

Restart of Massachusetts jury trials postponed again

Nov. 20, 2020 5:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With the coronavirus infection rate rapidly climbing in Massachusetts, the state court system on Friday announced a further postponement of the resumption of jury trials. Trials were scheduled to resume on a limited basis on Nov. 30, but that has now been pushed back until Jan. 11, the...

The Supreme Court in Washington on the day after the election, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices put off case over access to Russia probe grand jury

Nov. 20, 2020 12:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is putting off upcoming arguments about whether Congress should have access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives had asked the court to put off arguments...

Jury sees texts between online model, husband tried in death

Nov. 19, 2020 4:52 PM EST

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man charged with the murder of his wife, an online adult model who lived a double life as a stay-at-home mom, reviewed text messages Thursday that showed discord in their marriage in the days before she died. Eight days before she was found dead outside...

Colorado public defenders clash with judges over jury trials

Nov. 18, 2020 1:48 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Two public defenders in Colorado have refused to proceed with a jury trial in Larimer County over safety concerns, prompting a judge to declare a mistrial in one of the few counties in the state where trials are still taking place during the pandemic. The two public defenders on Tuesday...

Grand jury: Salem officer justified in fatal shooting of man

Nov. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has unanimously found a Salem police officer justified in killing 30-year-old Rudy Martinez-Cortez in October. The hearing involving officer Andrew Parsons included testimony from Oregon State Police detectives, Salem police officers and civilian witnesses, the Statesman...

FILE— In this July 23, 2020, file photo, a worker from Boston University's maintenance department carries a bottle of sanitizer, due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus outbreak, while making her cleaning rounds at a campus building in Boston. The university is urging students to stay on campus for Thanksgiving or, if they go home, stay away for the rest of the semester, joining a growing number of U.S. universities working to curb the spread of the coronavirus around the holidays. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Boston mayor doesn't rule out economic shutdown

Nov. 17, 2020 5:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh didn't rule out shutting down Boston restaurants and other businesses again if the number of coronavirus cases reported in the city continues to rise. The city’s positivity rate for the week ending Nov. 12 was 9.6%, up significantly from summer averages of 1.8% to...