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Jury acquits Iowa teacher, coach of assaulting student

Jun. 21, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former central Iowa coach and teacher who was accused of assaulting one of a group of students trying to toilet-paper his house. The six-member jury on Friday found Joel Bartz not guilty of misdemeanor assault and not guilty...

Ex-President Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast after acquittal

Jun. 17, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former President Laurent Gbagbo returned home to Ivory Coast on Thursday, a decade after his refusal to concede defeat in a presidential election sparked months of violence that left more than 3,000 people dead. Gbagbo was extradited to the...

1 of 2 ex-St. Louis officers convicted in civil rights case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been convicted of a civil rights violation for beating a Black undercover officer during protests in 2017, but the jury could not reach a verdict against a second former officer. Dustin Boone was convicted Thursday...

Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges

Jun. 17, 2021 13:00 PM EDT
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges.

Slovakia court tosses acquittals in reporter's slaying

Jun. 15, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lower court's acquittal of a businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée. A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court said the criminal...

Slovakia's Supreme Court overturns acquittal of alleged mastermind in 2018 killings of journalist and fiancée

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court overturns acquittal of alleged mastermind in 2018 killings of journalist and fiancée.

Alabama woman acquitted of theft sues former boss over claim

Jun. 13, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman who was cleared of theft charges after a former employer accused her of stealing from his wedding venue business is now suing her one-time boss for $4 million. Gayla White, a former member of the city planning commission who was...

Woman who stabbed Hartford officer found

Jun. 09, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman charged with stabbing and severely injuring a police officer during an eviction dispute has been acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect of charges including attempted murder. Chevoughn Augustin, 42, will be committed...

Arizona history-June 13-19

Jun. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

Sunday, June 13 On this date in 1862, Sylvester Mowry’s silver mine at Patagonia was confiscated and Mowry was arrested on charges of being a Confederate sympathizer. On this date in 1901, the first commencement exercises were held at Northern...

Jury acquits Rapid City man in fatal shooting

Jun. 09, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is free after prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him and a jury acquitted him of gun crimes in connection with a fatal shooting in Pine Ridge last year. Phillip Pond, 39, was accused of shooting Justin Little Hawk...