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Court says closing arguments in trial in Russia of US journalist Evan Gershkovich to be held Friday

Jul. 18, 2024 08:24 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Court says closing arguments in trial in Russia of US journalist Evan Gershkovich to be held Friday.

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges

Jul. 18, 2024 02:31 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges.

Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira to face a military court-martial, Air Force says

Jul. 17, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira, who pleaded guilty in March to federal criminal charges for leaking highly classified military documents, will now face a military court-martial. Teixeira admitted to illegally collecting some of the nation’s...

A Georgia death row inmate says a prosecutor hid a plea deal with a key witness, tainting his trial

Jul. 17, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys for a Georgia inmate sent to death row 25 years ago are accusing a prosecutor of hiding a deal that they contend casts doubt on the credibility of a crucial trial witness. Warren King was sentenced to death in September 1998 after an Appling County...

Ex-Philadelphia detective convicted of perjury in coerced murder confession case

Jul. 17, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia homicide detective accused of beating a murder suspect to obtain a confession and then lying about it in court has ben convicted of obstruction and perjury charges. Prosecutors said they would seek a prison term for James Pitts, 53, when...

Movie armorer seeks dismissal of her conviction or new trial in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jul. 17, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie armorer has asked a judge to dismiss her involuntary manslaughter conviction or convene a new trial in the shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, alleging suppression of evidence and misconduct by the prosecution. In a court filing...

Korea's KHNP selected to build at least 2 new nuclear reactors in Czech Republic

Jul. 17, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — South Korea’s KHNP won a lucrative public tender to build at least two nuclear reactors in the Czech Republic as the country tries to become more energy independent and wean itself off fossil fuels, the Czech government said on Wednesday. Prime Minister Petr Fiala...

Sen. Bob Menendez guilty of taking bribes in cash and gold and acting as Egypt's foreign agent

Jul. 16, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted of all charges Tuesday in a sweeping corruption trial in which he was accused of accepting bribes of gold and cash from three New Jersey businessmen and acting as an agent for the Egyptian government. A jury in Manhattan...

Self-exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui convicted of defrauding followers after fleeing to US

Jul. 16, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Guo Wengui, a self-exiled Chinese business tycoon whose criticism of the Communist Party won him legions of online followers and powerful friends in the American conservative movement, was convicted by a U.S. jury Tuesday of engaging in a massive multiyear fraud that ripped off...

Judge considers bond for off-duty officer awaiting murder trial after South Carolina shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to grant bond to a former police officer as he awaits a murder trial after an off-duty fight led to a shooting in a South Carolina fast food restaurant parking lot. Anthony DeLustro, 65, has remained jailed since his arrest...