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'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

Sep. 20, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda's repressive government have...

Prosecutors wrap up as R Kelly trial moves into next stage

Sep. 20, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. Several women and two men who were in...

Suspect in 1999 shooting outside nightclub heads to trial

Sep. 20, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A suspect who evaded capture for almost two decades after a 1999 shooting outside a Massachusetts nightclub that left one man dead and another injured is scheduled to go on trial Monday. Edwin Novas faces murder and other charges in the killing...

Former officer who was facing trial found dead

Sep. 20, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska police officer awaiting trial on felony charges after the death of his girlfriend has died from what authorities say appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Omaha World-Herald reports that...

Vermont's chief trial judge to retire, replacement named

Sep. 19, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The chief of Vermont’s trial courts is retiring after 17 years as a judge, including seven as chief superior judge, the state Supreme Court has announced. Chief Judge Brian Grearson will retire Nov. 1. “Vermont’s...

New trial granted for Lyft driver convicted of raping rider

Sep. 19, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A judge has granted a new trial to Mandan Lyft driver whose 2019 conviction for raping a customer was upheld by the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler wrote in an order earlier this week that Corey Wickham’s...

A second mistrial for Georgia man accused of rape

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A second mistrial has been ordered for a Georgia man charged with raping and sodomizing a woman in her apartment in April 2018. Alex Michael Mosby, 30, of Athens, was on trial in Clarke County Superior Court when the jury deadlocked Thursday at six...

Classmate in college bribery trial: Recruit's profile bogus

Sep. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the students prosecutors say was admitted to the University of Southern California with bogus athletic credentials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme didn’t even make her high school’s varsity basketball team, a former classmate testified at trial. ...

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Sep. 18, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never...

Mom charged in kids' deaths found incompetent to stand trial

Sep. 18, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore woman charged in the deaths of her 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son has been found incompetent to stand trial. Jamerria Hall was charged with first-degree murder after the decomposing bodies of her children, Da’Neria Thomas and Davin...