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Jurors see video of white officer shooting Antwon Rose, 17

Mar. 19, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday saw a video recording of a white police officer gunning down an unarmed black teenager during a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh last summer, a key piece of evidence at the ex-cop's homicide trial. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld, 30,...

Twitter flap forces Kansas governor to drop court nominee

Mar. 19, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Posts on a Kansas judge's Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald Trump prompted Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw his nomination Tuesday for the state's second-highest court and raised concerns about her vetting process. Labette County...

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

Mar. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in San...

The Latest: Jurors see videotaped police shooting of teen

Mar. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Jurors have seen a video recording of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh. Prosecutors played the...

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

Mar. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July. The nature of the...

Supreme Court to hear case on racial bias in jury selection

Mar. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder says his latest conviction and death sentence should be thrown out for a familiar reason — the prosecutor's practice of keeping African-Americans off the jury. Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22...

First trial begins in death of missing Georgia teacher

Mar. 19, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — More than 13 years after a south Georgia high school teacher and one-time beauty queen vanished without a trace, a trial has begun for a man charged with concealing her body and lying to police. Tara Grinstead's disappearance in October 2005 stumped her hometown of Ocilla for more...

Tweets could doom judge's nomination to Kansas appeals court

Mar. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a trial judge to Kansas' second-highest court appeared doomed Monday after two key Republican legislators decried past social media posts criticizing President Donald Trump and expressing support for gun control and abortion rights. Senate...

Trial of Dallas officer set to start Aug. 12

Mar. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A date has been set for the murder trial of a white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own apartment. Court records show that Amber Guyger is scheduled to begin a jury trial on Monday, Aug. 12, less than a year after she shot Botham Jean, whose apartment...

W.Va. man accused in baby's death can't recall events

Mar. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby says he consumed several beers and could not recall what happened to the girl the night of her death. WCHS-TV reports Benjamin Taylor testified Monday in his trial in Jackson County...