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Tucson business co-owner could get prison term in tax case

Apr. 16, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson business co-owner who has already paid nearly $1.1 million in restitution to the federal government could be sentenced to up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to filing a false income tax return. Lynda Jean Zimmermann, 49, faces a...

Jury trials resume in Pima County; differ from pre-pandemic

Apr. 16, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jury trials have resumed at Pima County Superior Court, but they are different from the way they were before the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago. Instead of sitting together in a jury box, jurors now sit throughout the courtroom behind plexiglass...

Australian judge rules Google misled Android users on data

Apr. 16, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Google broke Australian law by misleading users about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, a judge found Friday. The Federal Court decision was a partial win for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission,...

Wright family demands more severe charges for Minn. ex-cop

Apr. 16, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright’s family joined community leaders in demanding more severe charges against the white former police officer who fatally shot the young Black man in a Minneapolis suburb, where hundreds of protesters again filled the streets in front of the police...

7 Hong Kong democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

Apr. 16, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including 82-year-old veteran activist Martin Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are expected to be sentenced Friday for organizing a march during the 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an...

Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end

Apr. 16, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin 's trial in George Floyd's death will be in a jury's hands by early next week, after his brief defense wrapped up with Chauvin passing on a chance to take the stand and tell the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed...

Wright's family wants stiffer charge for Minnesota ex-cop

Apr. 15, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against the white former police officer who fatally shot him, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a Black officer who killed a white...

Mexico orders 30 marines to stand trial in disappearances

Apr. 15, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Thursday a court has ordered 30 marines to stand trial in the cases of people who disappeared during anti-crime operations in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in 2018. The Navy had said previously there were...

Defendant flees North Carolina courtroom during lunch break

Apr. 15, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A man who was on trial on attempted murder charges fled a North Carolina courtroom while he was on lunch break, authorities said. The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Deonta Earl Bridgers, 31, who jurors convicted in absentia on...

Kansas City man convicted in 2 women’s deaths decade apart

Apr. 15, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been found guilty of killing two women a decade apart and burying their bodies near each other in a field in western Missouri. Kylr Yust was convicted Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Kara Kopetsky, 17,...