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Jury deciding if immigration detainees must get minimum wage

Jun. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury is deciding whether one of the nation's biggest private prison companies must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state. Democratic...

Jury selection begins for Oklahoma man in students' deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg...

US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber's death sentence

Jun. 15, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite the president’s vocal opposition to capital punishment. Justice Department lawyers wrote in court...

Judge OKs Weinstein's extradition for California rape case

Jun. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense's concerns about Weinstein's failing health and a squabble over...

Trial in deaths of mother, daughter delayed after mistrial

Jun. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

The trial of a Camdenton man accused of killing a central Missouri mother and daughter was delayed after a mistrial was declared during jury selection. Steven Ray Ensley, 59, was scheduled to go on trial Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27, and her mother,...

Jurors deliberate over whether professor hid ties to China

Jun. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors have begun weighing the fate of a University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. Anming Hu, an associate professor in the...

Mississippi grand jury clears deputy in fatal shooting

Jun. 15, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury says it found “no criminal conduct” by a deputy sheriff who shot and killed a man outside a courthouse. The Sun Herald reported the Harrison County grand jury reached a decision Monday and issued a brief statement that...

Jury begins deliberations in murder trial in Mount Vernon

Jun. 14, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A jury will begin deliberations Monday to determine whether Terrance Jon Irby should be convicted of murder for a fourth time in the death of James Rock. Irby, 63, is accused of killing Rock and stealing several of his guns in 2005, the Skagit...

Jury awards $500,000 to woman over sexual abuse by pastor

Jun. 13, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $500,000 to a woman who sued her former pastor, alleging that he had sexually abused her for years, starting when she was 15 years old. Jurors in Columbus found Wednesday that Lewis Clemons, who led the Faith Unlimited...

Louisiana governor agrees to let some felons on jury service

Jun. 12, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a measure that allows some people convicted of felonies in Louisiana to be able to serve on juries for civil and criminal cases. The bill by Baton Rouge Democratic Rep. Denise...