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Judge approves new Weinstein legal team led by #MeToo critic

Jul. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave Harvey Weinstein the green light Thursday to shake up his defense team yet again — this time a mere two months before the disgraced movie mogul whose case inspired the #MeToo movement is due to stand trial in New York on sexual assault charges. One lawyer had already...

Renowned forensic scientist's testimony comes under question

Jul. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Forensic scientist Henry Lee, who became famous for his testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial and his work on other high-profile murder cases, defended his reputation Thursday after lawyers this week again questioned the accuracy of blood-evidence testimony he gave decades ago. Wendall...

Today in History

Jul. 9, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2019. There are 175 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 9, 1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.) On this date: In...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 20, the 171st day of 2019. There are 194 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 20, 1921, U.S. Rep. Alice Mary Robertson, R-Okla., became the first woman to preside over a session of the House of Representatives. On this date: In 1782, Congress...

Today in History

Jun. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife,...

OJ Simpson posts video to announce official Twitter account

Jun. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a...

Cameras at Minnesota sentencings pull back curtain on courts

Jun. 16, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For decades, Minnesota has resisted allowing cameras in courtrooms for the usual arguments — lawyers would grandstand, witnesses would be intimidated, decorum would be disrupted if public proceedings were recorded and broadcast. Under rules that allowed the judge, prosecutors or...

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar

Jun. 13, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a New York City night spot that appears to have been caught on video. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning star of "Jerry Maguire" denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty to forcible...

Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

Jun. 12, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn himself in to New York City police on Thursday to face allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot, his lawyer said. Gooding, the Oscar-winning star of "Jerry Maguire" is expected to face a charge stemming from an alleged incident over the...

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

Jun. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson, the charismatic football star who became a TV pitchman. Simpson gave her "disgusted" looks with each pound she gained in her first pregnancy in 1988 and "beat the holy...