Latest Trials News

Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his rape trial, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Prosecutor calls Weinstein a predator as rape trial opens

Jan. 22, 2020 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein faced a jury Wednesday in a landmark moment for the #MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women. “He was not just a titan in Hollywood. He was a rapist,” prosecutor Meghan Hast told...

U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump says he's open to trial witnesses -- but backtracks

Jan. 22, 2020 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's open to new witnesses at his impeachment trial, a major demand by Democratic prosecutors, but he immediately backtracked, suggesting it could never happen despite what he said was his willingness. Separately, Trump's lawyers let a deadline pass...

Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz speaks with one of his defense attorneys, Gabe Ermine, before a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Florida school shooting trauma affects young witness

Jan. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young student who witnessed the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school is still too traumatized by the experience to give a formal statement and possibly testify at trial, her lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Jay Cohen said the 17-year-old girl is still in mental health...

Cuba Gooding Jr. leaves court, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in New York. A New York City judge ruled that two additional women accusing Gooding of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at the

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

Jan. 22, 2020 11:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled on Wednesday. An April 21 trial date was set for Gooding, who previously pleaded not guilty...

Hearing may set order of R. Kelly's Chicago sex abuse trials

Jan. 22, 2020 10:30 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago were expected to announce on Wednesday which of the sex charges against R&B singer R. Kelly they want to take to trial first. The singer, who remains in jail, would not attend the hearing, his attorney Steve Greenberg said. He said he expected prosecutors to tell...

In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Roberts admonishes House prosecution, White House defense

Jan. 22, 2020 10:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam takes part in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. A preliminary test on a traveller from Wuhan China shows a positive result on the coronavirus in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The Latest: Hong Kong chief in Davos as city mired in crises

Jan. 22, 2020 10:05 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who is facing multiple crises back home, has made an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to talk about the Asian financial center's...

U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump says he's open to witnesses as trial rules are set

Jan. 22, 2020 9:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s...

US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Trump's two-day stay in Davos is a test of his ability to balance anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump slams impeachment, lauds US economy at Davos forum

Jan. 22, 2020 8:30 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his accusers in the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday but broke with some of his defenders as he reiterated his preference for witnesses to be called in the proceedings. Leaving the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Trump called a...

Date looms for second sexual assault trial of former athlete

Jan. 22, 2020 5:01 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A judge is holding a final case review in advance of the second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women. Wednesday's meeting with attorneys comes in advance of a scheduled Feb. 10 trial for Clay Conaway. Following a trial...