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US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo"

Nov. 13, 2018 12:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman went wrong. A team of gunmen sent to rub out the notorious drug lord instead killed a Roman Catholic cardinal at an airport in Guadalajara, outraging the Mexican public enough to touch off a...

Kentucky abortion fight aimed at second-trimester procedure

Nov. 13, 2018 12:36 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic opened their latest legal fight Tuesday, this time over a lawsuit challenging a state law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. During opening statements in federal...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer: Defense has nothing to prove

Nov. 13, 2018 12:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from the New York trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" (all times local): Noon: A lawyer for the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" says he's ready to defend his client and has nothing to prove. Eduardo Balarezo spoke to journalists on Tuesday while entering the...

Former SS guard testifies he was aware of camp conditions

Nov. 13, 2018 10:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS concentration guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder painted himself Tuesday as an unwilling participant in the Nazi machinery of death. Johann Rehbogen is accused of working as a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp east of Danzig, which is...

Woman charged in son's hot car death won't get lower bond

Nov. 13, 2018 10:18 AM EST

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who authorities say had been drinking and was taking a nap when her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died isn't getting her bond reduced ahead of trial. The Star Press reports a judge denied a request by 29-year-old Britni Nicole Wihebrink of...

Man wants 1994 murder case tossed, alleges police misconduct

Nov. 12, 2018 5:41 PM EST

An Illinois man whose 1994 murder conviction was based on shoddy ballistic evidence wants his case dismissed on the eve of his retrial after allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct surfaced. Lawyers for Patrick Pursley, 52, will argue their request for dismissal Tuesday, the day the trial had been...

Woman tried in France after child found living in car trunk

Nov. 12, 2018 5:29 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French woman is on trial accused of hiding the existence of her toddler and depriving her of food and care, after a garage mechanic discovered the girl living in the trunk of her mother's car. Rosa Maria Da Cruz went on trial Monday in the central city of Tulle on charges of repeated...

Likely El Chapo trial witness pleads guilty in Chicago

Nov. 9, 2018 6:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former top lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and likely witness at the Mexican drug lord's New York trial has pleaded guilty to trafficking conspiracy in Chicago, saying in a plea agreement unsealed Friday that he will cooperate with prosecutors in hopes of a reduced sentence and...

Trial ending for Rome mayor over City Hall hire

Nov. 9, 2018 1:11 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A verdict is expected within hours for Rome's mayor, on trial in the Italian capital for allegedly lying about a City Hall hire. Testimony wrapped up on Friday in the trial of Virginia Raggi from the populist 5-Star Movement, which is also the main coalition party in the national government....

Ex-Kentucky sheriff found not guilty of helping drug ring

Nov. 9, 2018 10:48 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky sheriff accused of helping a conspiracy to sell more than a ton of marijuana has been acquitted of all charges. News outlets report former Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell was found not guilty on all five counts Thursday evening by a U.S. District Court jury in...