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Jury recommends death for man guilty of killing 2 officers

Nov. 13, 2019 6:43 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a Florida man convicted of fatally shooting two police officers. The Orlando Sentinel reports the 12-member jury made its unanimous recommendation Wednesday for 48-year-old Everett Glenn Miller. The panel found Miller guilty in September...

Officer charged in fatal shooting seeks different jury pool

Nov. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a white Nashville police officer who fatally shot an armed black man from behind in July 2018 argued Wednesday that the officer’s murder trial needs a jury from outside the city because media coverage has influenced prospective jurors. During the Nashville...

Judge rejects former Iowa governor move to toss jury verdict

Nov. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge rejected a request by former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s lawyers to set aside a jury verdict that concluded Branstad had discriminated against a former state official because the official is gay. In a ruling filed Tuesday, district court Judge Brad McCall summarily...

Death row inmate points to biased juror as execution nears

Nov. 13, 2019 11:54 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee prepares to electrocute yet another death row inmate, a last-minute legal battle has raised questions surrounding the possible bias of a juror who helped hand down the original death sentence decades ago. Attorneys for Lee Hall say they have found a woman —...

Maine jury awards more than $1M in hospital negligence case

Nov. 13, 2019 10:49 AM EST

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A hospital in northern Maine has been ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in damages to a woman in a medical negligence lawsuit. A jury in Aroostook County found that Cary Medical Center in Caribou didn’t properly treat internal bleeding suffered by Patricia Akerson, of...

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 13, 2019 1:47 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

Case of former Phoenix body donation facility goes to jury

Nov. 13, 2019 12:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have started deliberations in the civil trial involving a now-closed body donation facility in Phoenix. The relatives of 23 people whose remains were donated to the Biological Resource Center contend in a lawsuit that the facility mishandled their deceased loved ones and misled them...

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

The Latest: Opening statements held in activist's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial against a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 5 p.m. Attorneys have delivered opening statements in the retrial of an Arizona border activist after a federal judge banned the defense from mentioning President Donald Trump...

New York courts to expand gender options on jury documents

Nov. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's court system is planning to expand the gender options on jury documents to be more inclusive of people who do not identify as male or female. The system aims to have the updated juror information card set for distribution by early January, said state court spokesman Lucian...