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Jury selection to begin in trial of fallen cryptocurrency mogul Sam Bankman-Fried

Oct. 03, 2023 00:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Bankman-Fried, a tech wunderkind who once promoted his FTX digital coin exchange as a safe way for regular people to get into cryptocurrency, faces the start of a criminal trial over allegations that he cheated thousands of customers. Jury selection begins...

Florida man who murdered women he met in bars set to die by lethal injection

Oct. 03, 2023 00:13 AM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man is scheduled to die by lethal injection over 25 years after he killed women het met in north Florida bars during a dayslong spate of crimes. Michael Zack III is set to die at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the murder of Ravonne Smith, a bar employee he befriended and...

Opening statements to begin in Washington officers' trial in deadly arrest of Black man Manuel Ellis

Oct. 03, 2023 00:12 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday in the trial of three police officers in Tacoma, Washington, accused in the death of Manny Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man who was punched, shocked with a Taser, put in a chokehold and held face down on the sidewalk as he pleaded,...

Trump's civil fraud trial in New York to get down to business after fiery first day

Oct. 03, 2023 00:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a fiery first day of opening arguments, lawyers in Donald Trump's business fraud trial in New York will move on Tuesday to the more plodding task of going through years of his financial documents in what's expected to be a weekslong fight over whether they constitute proof...

Fuller picture emerges of the 13 federal executions at the end of Trump's presidency

Oct. 03, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A day before the federal government executed a Texas man for the killing of an Iowa couple when he was 18, celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz pleaded with then-President Donald Trump — a former client — to call the execution off. During a Dec. 9, 2020, call to the...

Trump turns his fraud trial into a campaign stop as he seeks to capitalize on his legal woes

Oct. 03, 2023 00:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's court appearances are no longer distractions from his campaign to return to the White House. They are central to it. The dynamic was on full display Monday as the former president and GOP front-runner returned to New York for the opening day of a...

Nevada governor files lawsuit challenging ethics censure, fine over use of badge on campaign trail

Oct. 02, 2023 21:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo filed a lawsuit challenging the state ethics commission’s authority to censure and fine the former Clark County sheriff for using his publicly issued sheriff's uniform and badge during his 2022 gubernatorial campaign. In July, the Nevada...

Ex-MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer, woman who accused him of assault in 2021 settle legal dispute

Oct. 02, 2023 19:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former major league pitcher Trevor Bauer and a woman who accused him of beating and sexually assaulting her in 2021 have settled their legal dispute, Bauer's attorneys said Monday. “Both of their respective claims have been withdrawn with prejudice, effective...

Iowa promises services to kids with severe mental and behavioral needs after lawsuit cites failures

Oct. 02, 2023 19:16 PM EDT

Iowa’s health agency will take steps to develop home and community-based services for children with severe mental and behavioral needs as part of an initial agreement with civil rights groups that filed a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in January on behalf of three...

Part of Ohio's GOP-backed K-12 education overhaul will take effect despite court order

Oct. 02, 2023 19:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least part of a Republican-backed overhaul of the Ohio's K-12 education system will take effect as planned, despite a court order Monday delaying the changes after a lawsuit said they violate the constitution. The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce...