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Turkish media: Russians held over targeting of Chechens

Oct. 21, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Six suspects, including four Russians, have been jailed pending trial over an alleged plot against Chechen dissidents in Turkey, state broadcaster TRT News reported Thursday. The suspects have been held on charges of “political and military...

Indicted Nebraska GOP Rep. Fortenberry pleads not guilty

Oct. 20, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he lied to federal agents who were investigating illegal contributions to his campaign, and prosecutors say they plan to call a top aide to the Republican congressman as a trial witness....

EXPLAINER: How jury selection works in Arbery slaying trial

Oct. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Teachers, auto mechanics and retirees summoned to jury duty in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery are being questioned about their thoughts on racism, their social media habits and whether they own guns, while hundreds more await their turn. Finding an...

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings. ...

Mistrial declared in ex-Nevada inmate's 2nd Colorado trial

Oct. 20, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The trial of a former Nevada prison inmate accused of the 1984 killing of a suburban Denver woman ended Wednesday in a mistrial after his lawyers requested he be evaluated to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial. The judge declared...

Life in prison sought for man in Indiana dismemberment case

Oct. 20, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man charged in the death and dismemberment of a northeastern Indiana man could face life in prison without parole if he’s convicted in the slaying. The Allen County prosecutor’s office filed a request last month for life without parole for...

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

Oct. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. ...

Giuliani associate decides not to testify at criminal trial

Oct. 20, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a federal judge Wednesday that he will not testify at his own trial on charges alleging he used a Russian financier’s money to make donations to U.S. political candidates. Lev Parnas made the announcement in Manhattan...

Man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend

Oct. 20, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A man accused of a double killing on New Year’s night in 2019 was convicted of two counts of murder. Mark Penley, 51, of Peru, killed of his ex-girlfriend, Heather Bickford, 31, of Canton, and her boyfriend, Dana Hill, 31, of Paris, in a...

Federal trial underway in aviation espionage case

Oct. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The trial of a Chinese national charged with trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies is underway in federal court in Cincinnati. The government alleges that beginning in December 2013, Yanjun Xu recruited...