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The afternoon sun illuminates the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A Richmond judge heard arguments in a lawsuit over the Governors' order to remove the statue. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

No immediate ruling from judge after Lee statue trial

Oct. 19, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge heard hours of arguments and witness testimony Monday but did not immediately issue a ruling in a lawsuit seeking to prevent Virginia's governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. “It's a very difficult case. It's a difficult...

Court says Epstein's ex-girlfriend's testimony can be public

Oct. 19, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite’s testimony in a lawsuit related to Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse activities can be made public, an appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its conclusions in a series of orders it released regarding 2016...

Josu Urrutikoetxea, a former leader of Basque separatist militant group ETA, speaks in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Josu Urrutikoetxea, the last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, goes on trial Monday Oct. 19, 2020 in Paris for terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Facing terror charges, ETA's last boss apologizes for deaths

Oct. 19, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris appeals court postponed Monday the first of two back-to-back terrorism trials this week against the last-known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, charges that the defendant deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed...

Josu Urrutikoetxea, a former leader of Basque separatist militant group ETA, speaks in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Josu Urrutikoetxea, the last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, goes on trial Monday Oct. 19, 2020 in Paris for terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Facing terror charges, ETA's last boss apologizes for deaths

Oct. 19, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, was back in court Monday in Paris to face terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century. Josu...

Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti , left, and members of the court listens during the Golden Dawn trial, in Athens, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A prosecutor has recommended all former lawmakers of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party who have been sentenced to prison for leading or participating in a criminal organization should be allowed to remain free pending appeal.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Prosecutor recommends suspended sentences for Golden Dawn

Oct. 19, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday recommended that all former lawmakers of Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party who have been convicted and sentenced to prison for leading or participating in a criminal organization should be allowed to remain free until their appeal has been heard....

FILE - In this Oct.4, 2017 file photo, police officers escort Alexander Vinnik, center as they leave a courthouse at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik goes on trial on Monday in Paris for allegedly having used ransomware in a fraud involving 200 victims and estimated to a global amount of 135 million euros. Alexander Vinnik, who is also wanted in the United States and in Russia, is facing up to ten years in prison in a four-day trial in France over charges of extorsion, money laundering and criminal association. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)

Trial of Russian charged in bitcoin fraud begins in Paris

Oct. 19, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The trial of a Russian man alleged to have used ransomware in a 135 million euros ($157 million) bitcoin fraud will begin Monday. Alexander Vinnik, who is also wanted in the United States and in Russia, faces up to ten years in prison at his Paris trial over charges of extortion, money...

Josu Urrutikoetxea, a former leader of Basque separatist militant group ETA, speaks in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Josu Urrutikoetxea, the last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, goes on trial Monday Oct. 19, 2020 in Paris for terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Facing terror charges, ETA's last boss apologizes for deaths

Oct. 19, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, goes on trial Monday in Paris for terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century. Josu...

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department shows Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate.  A federal judge in San Francisco is mulling the competency to stand trial of Garcia-Zarate, a Mexican man who shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle, a shooting that figured prominently in President Donald Trump's run for the White House four years ago.     The case against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on federal gun charges has been pending since U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria raised “serious concerns” about his mental capacities back in January, the San Francisco Examiner reported Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.    (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)

US judge mulls competency of Mexican man who shot American

Oct. 17, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco is mulling the competency to stand trial of a Mexican man who shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle, a shooting that figured prominently in President Donald Trump's run for the White House four years ago. The case against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on...

This booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft. Croft is one of several people charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch Whitmer from her vacation home. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP)

Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward

Oct. 16, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor because of her measures to control spread of the coronavirus and they will all remain held without bond, a federal judge ruled Friday. A...

Federal judge finds enough evidence to move toward trial of 5 Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap governor

Oct. 16, 2020 12:56 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal judge finds enough evidence to move toward trial of 5 Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap governor.