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This Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo combo of images provided by the Glynn County Detention Center in Georgia shows Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of the two men as he ran through a neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

Testimony: Shooter used racist slur as Arbery lay dying

Jun. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after fatally shooting the black man with a pump-action shotgun. The inflammatory revelation came amid a week of angry nationwide protests over law...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County prosecutors are opposing a motion from Durst for a mistrial in the murder trial of the 77-year-old New York real estate heir. Prosecutors say in their motion Tuesday, June 2, 2020, that Durst is using the coronavirus pandemic to further delay facing a charge of killing his best friend, Susan Berman, in her Beverly Hills home in 2000, and jurors will be perfectly able to resume their duties. Durst has denied any role in the killing. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)

Prosecutors oppose mistrial in Robert Durst murder case

Jun. 2, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors are opposing Robert Durst's push for a mistrial, saying Tuesday that the wealthy real estate heir is using the coronavirus pandemic to further delay and distract from the case accusing him of killing his best friend. After just two days of testimony, the...

June 9 hearing set for Tennessee inmate spared execution

Jun. 1, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oral arguments are set for June 9 in an appeal by Tennessee officials after an inmate was spared execution due to his claim that racism tainted the jury selection at his trial. State officials will argue in front of the Court of Criminal Appeals that the death sentence should be...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo provided by Xinhua News Agency, the Shandong aircraft carrier is docked at a naval port in Sanya in southern China's Hainan Province. China’s Defense Ministry said Friday, May 29, 2020, the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP, File)

China home-built aircraft carrier conducting sea trials

May. 30, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry said the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said Friday the exercises were being conducted as planned, apparently...

Juror issue to be reconsidered in case involving 6 killings

May. 30, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ordered a trial court to hear evidence and reconsider whether there was juror misconduct prejudicial to a death row inmate during his trial in six killings in Yuma County. The court's order released Friday follows Preston Strong's appeal of his 2017 convictions...

Longshore union can immediately appeal jury verdict damages

May. 29, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled Thursday that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union can immediately appeal a jury verdict that it was liable for damages and must pay millions of dollars to former Port of Portland Terminal 6 operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. A federal jury in November...

New Mexico will lift many business restrictions on June 1

May. 28, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will allow restaurants, shopping malls and salons to reopen at limited capacity starting on Monday, June 1, as state health regulators relax restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the changes under a new...

Man pleads to helping his brother charged in officer's death

May. 28, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man told a judge Thursday that he helped his brother try to evade investigators as his brother was being sought in the 2019 shooting death of a Biloxi police officer. Davian Atkinson, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to capital murder, news...

Emily DiPalma Aho looks over photographs and memorabilia of her father, Emilio DiPalma, a World War II veteran, at her home in Jaffrey, N.H., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Emilio, who as a 19-year-old U.S. Army infantryman stood guard at the Nuremberg Nazi war crimes trials, died last month at the age of 93 after contracting the coronavirus at Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lives Lost: Veteran guarded Nazis during war crimes trial

May. 28, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

Emilio DiPalma was, as he liked to say, just a kid from western Massachusetts when he found himself in a front-row seat to history as a courtroom guard in Nuremberg, Germany, during the first and most famous trial of Nazi war criminals in 1945. The 19-year-old had fought Germans on the front lines in World War...

A woman enters the Oregon Department of Justice building in Salem, Ore., Thursday, May 28, 2020, the same day that the state supreme court and the appeals court began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries. The U.S. Supreme Court in April ruled that nonunanimous jury convictions are unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Oregon's top courts begin reversing nonunanimous convictions

May. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's top two courts on Thursday began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps ultimately thousands — of cases that will be scrutinized after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that nonunanimous jury verdicts are...