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Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his rape trial, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Prosecutor calls Weinstein a predator as rape trial opens

Jan. 22, 2020 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein faced a jury Wednesday in a landmark moment for the #MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women. “He was not just a titan in Hollywood. He was a rapist,” prosecutor Meghan Hast told...

2 German men of murder for shooting dead Polish woman

Jan. 22, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court on Wednesday convicted two German men of murder in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Polish woman. German news agency dpa reported that the court concluded that the defendants had “wanted to see what it's like when somebody dies.” Berlin's regional court...

This Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 booking photo released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, shows Rachel Henry, 22, who has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children. They were found dead inside the family's home after firefighters got a call about a drowning authorities said Tuesday. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police: 3 children killed by their mother were suffocated

Jan. 22, 2020 11:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman arrested on suspicion of killing her three young children told investigators that she suffocated her son and two daughters with her hands, police said in court records. Investigators say Rachel Henry told them that she thwarted an attempt by her 3-year-old son to protect his...

Justices order child sexual abuse jury report be kept sealed

Jan. 22, 2020 11:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's findings about a central Pennsylvania man who said he victimized about 16 to 18 people will remain permanently sealed because the child sexual abuse report did not recommend government changes in the public interest, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The...

Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz speaks with one of his defense attorneys, Gabe Ermine, before a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Florida school shooting trauma affects young witness

Jan. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young student who witnessed the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school is still too traumatized by the experience to give a formal statement and possibly testify at trial, her lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Jay Cohen said the 17-year-old girl is still in mental health...

Hearing may set order of R. Kelly's Chicago sex abuse trials

Jan. 22, 2020 10:30 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago were expected to announce on Wednesday which of the sex charges against R&B singer R. Kelly they want to take to trial first. The singer, who remains in jail, would not attend the hearing, his attorney Steve Greenberg said. He said he expected prosecutors to tell...

Aina Haina resident Kai Ohashi, right, and Waikiki resident Lucy Taylor observe billowing smoke from a house fire after a shooting and domestic incident at a residence on Hibiscus Road near Diamond Head on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Honolulu. Witnesses say at least two Honolulu police officers were shot and two civilians were injured. Moments after the shooting, the house was set on fire, possibly by the suspect. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Neighbor wanted Hawaii cop killing suspect evicted years ago

Jan. 22, 2020 10:13 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A next-door neighbor of a man accused of fatally shooting two Hawaii police officers, killing his landlord and stabbing a woman said he was assaulted by the suspect years ago and wanted him evicted from their upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach. Warren Daniel, who lived next to suspect...

Theophalis Wilson, with friends and family behind him, walks out of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, after being exonerated for a triple murder that took place when he was 17 years old, for which he served 21 years in prison. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man cleared of murder walks free after 28 years in prison

Jan. 22, 2020 9:58 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who served nearly three decades in prison for a triple killing in Philadelphia in what prosecutors called a “perfect storm” of injustice was freed after a judge threw out his conviction. “Theophalis Wilson, you are free to go,” Judge Tracy...

Missouri man charged with killing man as he walked his dog

Jan. 22, 2020 9:25 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with fatally shooting a man who was walking his dog when he apparently interrupted a vehicle break-in. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that 25-year-old Malcolm Weston is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 51-year-old Ricardo Ortiz. ...

Man accused of building bomb to maim or kill ex-girlfriend

Jan. 22, 2020 8:58 AM EST

A Mississippi man is accused of creating an improvised explosive device in his home after watching internet videos about bomb making, prosecutors say. Brian Richard Sanders intended to maim or kill his ex-girlfriend, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wrote in a criminal...