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Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell's motions to toss sex charges

Apr. 16, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenager girls from 1994 to 1997 for then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan denied claims that a...

Lawyers say Arizona’s fine over prison care could reach $23M

Apr. 16, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers representing Arizona prisoners say a third round of contempt of court fines against the state for failing to improve health care for incarcerated people could reach as high as $23 million. The estimate on the maximum possible fine is $7 million...

Jury recommends life in prison for Missouri man in 2 deaths

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A jury recommended on Friday that a Kansas City man receive the maximum sentence for killing two women nearly a decade apart and leaving their bodies in the same field. The Cass County jury recommended that Kylr Yust, 32, serve life in prison...

Bond for food show star's spouse accused in child's death

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge set bond Friday for the husband of the winner of a Food Network cooking competition show, who along with his wife, is accused in the death of their 3-year-old foster daughter. Judge Letitia Verdin set bond at $150,000 for...

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

Apr. 16, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman admitted to drowning her three young children because, she said in a jailhouse television interview, it would keep them away from their father amid a bitter custody battle. Liliana Carrillo told KGET-TV that she wanted to...

What to expect in closings for ex-cop's trial in Floyd death

Apr. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, prosecutors at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd played and replayed video, supplementing the bystander video that shocked the world with multiple other angles of Floyd’s arrest. And over and over, Derek...

Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end

Apr. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin 's trial in George Floyd's death will be in a jury's hands by early next week, after his brief defense wrapped up with Chauvin passing on a chance to take the stand and tell the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed...

Lawyers don't seek trial delay in newspaper shooting case

Apr. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper said Friday they will not seek a delay at this time for the second phase of his trial to determine whether he is not criminally responsible due to insanity for the attack nearly three years ago. ...

Driver gets lengthy sentence for head-on crash that killed 3

Apr. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Delaware man who was speeding and under the influence of drugs when his car crashed head-on into an SUV in Philadelphia, killing three people, was sentenced Friday to 37 1/2 to 76 years in prison. Keith Campbell, 32 received the sentence after he...

Daily Camera seeks review of Open Records Act ruling

Apr. 16, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder's Daily Camera newspaper is seeking a review of a district court ruling that found that University of Colorado regents could refuse to disclose the names and applications of finalists for the university president's job in 2019. Thursday's...