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New York man who served 18 years for murder acquitted at 2nd trial

Sep. 29, 2023 11:55 AM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for a murder he said he did not commit was found not guilty at a second trial. Paul Scrimo, 66, was acquitted on Thursday in Nassau County Court in the strangulation death of Ruth Williams in 2000, Newsday reported. ...

Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s request to delay civil trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens business empire

Sep. 28, 2023 15:34 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s request to delay civil trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens business empire.

Court rejects Donald Trump’s bid to delay trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens his business

Sep. 28, 2023 15:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to delay a civil trial in a lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, allowing the case to proceed days after a judge ruled the former president committed years of fraud and stripped him of some companies as...

Swiss court acquits former Belarusian security operative in case of enforced disappearances

Sep. 28, 2023 14:28 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A court in northern Switzerland on Thursday acquitted a former security Belarusian operative over the enforced disappearances of three of President Aleksander Lukashenko's political opponents in the late 1990s, said an advocacy group that spearheaded the case. Judges...

Judge rejects an 11th-hour bid to free FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried during his trial

Sep. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday closed the door on FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s hopes to be free during his trial, although he extended the hours that the cryptocurrency peddler can meet with his lawyers in a federal courthouse. At a hearing, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected...

New Mexico trial begins over allegations that Democrats tried to dilute votes with redistricting map

Sep. 27, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Accusations that New Mexico's Democratic-led Legislature unfairly diluted the vote of a politically conservative oil-producing region with its redistricting map went to trial on Wednesday. The trial’s outcome is likely to have a big influence on which party...

Judge Chutkan denies Trump’s request to recuse herself in federal election subversion case

Sep. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Wednesday she won’t recuse herself from Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case in Washington, rejecting the former president’s claims that her past comments raise doubts about whether she can be fair. Chutkan,...

Family of West Virginia 13-year-old who was struck, killed by off-duty deputy demands jury trial

Sep. 27, 2023 16:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a West Virginia 13-year-old who was struck and killed by an off-duty sheriff's deputy with his marked cruiser last year has filed a civil suit in federal court against the former officer and other county officials. Opal Slone, the mother of...

US Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to pocketing bribes in a wide-ranging corruption case

Sep. 27, 2023 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of pocketing bribes of cash and gold bars in exchange for wielding his political influence to secretly advance Egyptian interests and do favors for local businessmen. ...

Bahrain rights group says 13 convicted over prison sit-in that authorities say was violent

Sep. 27, 2023 09:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain has sentenced 13 prisoners to an additional three years over a sit-in held in a detention facility in 2021 that prison authorities say was violent. The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said Wednesday that the convictions issued...