Latest Trials News

Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...

Concern rises for lives of 2 Thai activists on hunger strike

Feb. 06, 2023 06:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Concerns about the condition of two hunger strikers in Thailand seeking political and judicial reforms heightened Monday after the hospital where the two women are being kept urgently summoned their parents. Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, 21, and Orawan “Bam”...

Mexican actor Pablo Lyle gets prison for road rage death

Feb. 03, 2023 23:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Mexican actor Pablo Lyle was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter after fatally punching a man during a road rage confrontation in Miami in 2019. The sentence came almost four years after Lyle was charged with murder in the death of a...

Jury: Musk didn't defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets

Feb. 03, 2023 20:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISO (AP) — A jury on Friday decided Elon Musk didn’t defraud investors with his 2018 tweets about electric automaker Tesla in a proposed deal that quickly unraveled and raised questions about whether the billionaire had misled investors. The nine-member jury reached its...

Michigan judge denies ex-officer's bid to drop murder charge

Feb. 03, 2023 16:40 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge on Friday refused to dismiss a second-degree murder charge against a former Grand Rapids police officer who was fired after shooting a Black motorist in the back of the head during a struggle over a Taser. Christopher...

Alleged Islamic State sniper trial looks at foreign fighters

Feb. 03, 2023 15:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — He had been brought from the battlefields of Syria to a New York lockup, a U.S. citizen charged with serving as a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group. And even in jail, Ruslan Maratovich kept a makeshift version of the militants' black flag right...

Murder case dropped in 2021 death of private eye Palladino

Feb. 02, 2023 19:18 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors in San Francisco have dropped all charges against two men accused in the murder of famed private investigator Jack Palladino two years ago, citing a lack of evidence. Palladino, whose clients included presidents, corporate whistleblowers and...

Pelosi backs Trump impeachment leader Schiff in Senate race

Feb. 02, 2023 17:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed fellow Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday in his 2024 bid for the seat now held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, providing the long-serving incumbent doesn’t seek a seventh term. The public blessing of Schiff’s...

Woman charged in pond crash waives hearing, headed to trial

Feb. 02, 2023 17:15 PM EST

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose three young sons drowned after she crashed her SUV into an icy pond is headed to trial. Leticia Gonzales, 31, of Holland, waived her preliminary hearing before it could be held Thursday, MLive.com reported. The hearing is the stage in the...

Judges vacates woman's sentence in baby's neglect death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman sentenced to prison after the death of her 3-week-old baby will receive a new trial after a judge found her attorney gave her improper advice when persuading her to plead guilty. District Court Judge Daniel Borgen on Tuesday vacated the...