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A rabbi serving 30 years to life in his wife's contract killing has died, prison officials say

Apr. 20, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey rabbi serving a decadeslong sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot targeting his wife has died. Fred Neulander, 82, was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a hospital in Trenton after he was found unresponsive in his cell in the...

Trump was forced to listen silently as potential jurors offered their unvarnished assessments of him

Apr. 20, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seems "selfish and self-serving,” said one woman. The way he carries himself in public "leaves something to be desired," said another. His “negative rhetoric and bias," said another man, is what is “most harmful." Over the past...

Lawsuits under New York's new voting rights law reveal racial disenfranchisement even in blue states

Apr. 20, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Weihua Yan had seen dramatic demographic changes since moving to Long Island's Nassau County. Its Asian American population alone had grown by 60% since the 2010 census. Why then, he wondered, did he not see anyone who looked like him on the county's local...

Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

Apr. 19, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The public portion of a trial of more than two-dozen associates accused of helping some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth came to an unexpectedly speedy conclusion Friday when a Panamanian judge said she would take the two weeks of trial arguments and testimony...

Final jurors seated for Trump's hush money case, with opening statements set for Monday

Apr. 19, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final jurors were seated Friday in Donald Trump’s hush money trial, and an appellate judge rejected the former president’s latest bid to halt the case as a hectic day in court set the stage for opening statements to begin Monday. The panel of New Yorkers who...

Jurors don't have a verdict yet in an Arizona rancher's trial for fatally shooting a migrant

Apr. 19, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury in southern Arizona is still deliberating in the trial of a rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge Thomas Fink sent jurors home for the weekend after they failed to reach a verdict Friday....

Ex-Philadelphia police officer pleads guilty in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

Apr. 19, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fired Philadelphia police officer pleaded guilty Friday to murder in the shooting of a fleeing 12-year-old boy, who prosecutors have said was on the ground and unarmed when the officer fired the fatal shot. Edsaul Mendoza also pleaded guilty to possession of...

Former resident of New Hampshire youth center describes difficult aftermath of abuse

Apr. 19, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A man who says he was beaten and raped as a teen at New Hampshire's youth detention center testified Friday that he both tried to take his own life and plotted to kill his abusers years later before speaking up. David Meehan, who spent three years at the...

The Latest | Opening statements in Trump hush money trial set for Monday after latest appeal fails

Apr. 19, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements in Donald Trump's hush money case are set to begin next week after a jury of 12 people and six alternates was seated Friday. The seating of the jury sets the stage for weeks of testimony in a case charging Trump with falsifying business records to suppress...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can be disciplined for suit to overturn 2020 election, court says

Apr. 19, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton can face discipline from the state bar association over his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. A disciplinary committee of the State Bar of Texas accused Paxton...