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No testimony yet from heir Robert Durst at his murder trial

Aug. 05, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst will have to wait at least until Monday to take the stand in his own defense, as a surprise early ending to the court day brought another delay to a murder trial that has seen an endless string them of them. The New York real estate heir...

18 to stand trial after hazing death of Black student

Aug. 05, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — All eighteen students accused of playing a role in the death of a Black student during an initiation ritual at a Belgian university have been ordered to stand trial, lawyers for the victim’s mother said on Thursday. Twenty-year-old Sanda Dia died in a...

Recordings to be heard at trial in Chinese woman's death

Aug. 05, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Audio recordings of arguments between a Missouri man and his Chinese wife will be allowed during the man's upcoming trial in her death, a judge has ruled. Circuit Judge Brouck Jacobs ruled Tuesday the recordings are “relevant and otherwise...

Nicaragua frees ex-beauty queen candidate pending trial

Aug. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police arrested and then released a former beauty queen Wednesday, two days after she registered as an antigovernment candidate in the Nov. 7 elections. The conservative Citizens for Liberty coalition said its vice presidential...

Real estate heir Durst expected to testify at murder trial

Aug. 04, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst is expected to take the stand at his Los Angeles County murder trial on Thursday. The 78-year-old was expected to make the rare move for a defendant in a murder case and begin testimony on Wednesday, but...

Media attorney: It's time to release names of Chauvin jurors

Aug. 04, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of news media outlets has asked the judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin to release the identities of jurors who convicted him in the death of George Floyd, saying there is no known threat to juror safety that would warrant keeping their names sealed....

Trial opens over gruesome killing of 4 in North Dakota

Aug. 04, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for a man accused in the gruesome killings of four people at a North Dakota property management firm said Wednesday that the case amounts to a rush to judgment based on bad information that led to the wrong conclusion. A prosecutor, though, said every piece of...

Chicago police accused of another botched raid in lawsuit

Aug. 04, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black family is suing the Chicago police department, saying officers broke down their door and pointed guns at two small children while searching the place and then tried to cover up that they had no evidence to justify the raid. The federal lawsuit...

Convicted killer to represent self in officer's murder trial

Aug. 04, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A convicted killer will act as his own attorney in his upcoming trial for the death of an Orlando police officer in 2017. A judge granted Markeith Loyd's handwritten motion on Monday, court records show. The trial for the fatal shooting of Orlando...

'Freedom is worth fighting for': Belarus activists on trial

Aug. 04, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Leading members of the Belarusian opposition went on trial Wednesday, part of a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent in the ex-Soviet nation that was rocked by months of protests over a disputed presidential election. Maria Kolesnikova, a top member...