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Trial set over man's death in struggle with Phoenix police

Sep. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An April 25 trial has been scheduled in a lawsuit filed over the 2017 death of a man during a struggle with Phoenix police officers who were arresting him outside a community center. The lawsuit alleged officers caused Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin’s death by...

Jury selection continues in murder case against US airman

Sep. 22, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jury selection continued Wednesday in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman. Mark Gooch, 22, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the...

Pennsylvania high court OKs 'comfort dogs' for witnesses

Sep. 22, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Canines in the courtroom? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says yes — under certain conditions. A trial witness may be accompanied by a “comfort dog” if the animal will help yield reliable, complete and truthful testimony, the justices ruled Wednesday in a...

State police union sues over governor's vaccination mandate

Sep. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday to ask for a delay in the implementation of Gov. Charlie Baker's state employee coronavirus vaccine mandate. The union's lawsuit filed last week asks...

Man last seen with Kristin Smart in 1996 heading to trial

Sep. 22, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father faces trial as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her...

R. Kelly says he won't testify at his sex trafficking trial

Sep. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly told a judge on Wednesday that he won't take the witness stand at his sex trafficking trial, meaning he'll avoid the risk of a potentially brutal cross-examination. “You don't want to testify, correct?” U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly asked...

Official overseeing prisons' COVID response on paid leave

Sep. 22, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The official tapped to oversee the state prisons' response to the coronavirus pandemic has been placed on paid leave following questions about his potential involvement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was settled several years earlier. Seth Peters was...

Man condemned for killing Tinder date seeks to be own lawyer

Sep. 22, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met on the dating app Tinder is seeking to fire his team of attorneys and represent himself in his appeal. Aubrey Trail, 55, filed the request last week with the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 22, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. Sept. 17, 2021. Editorial: Volunteer hoax suspect should be extradited Who would have thought a citizen of another country would be responsible for the hoax 911 call that brought dozens of law enforcement personnel to a...

California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suit

Sep. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives. Rovier Carrington, 22, was arrested Tuesday in California and released on...