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Hearing examines video that wasn't disclosed in terror case

Oct. 15, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Surveillance video taken on the day that two Phoenix men left for suburban Dallas to attack a 2015 Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest shows them in religious clothing, one of the men with a handgun on his hip and both carrying unspecified objects out of their apartment, an FBI agent has...

Court upholds ex-Sen. Orie's convictions in elections case

Oct. 15, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state senator's conviction for using government employees to work on political campaigns was upheld Tuesday by a panel of federal appeals judges. A 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against former Sen. Jane Clare Orie, saying her second trial in 2012 did...

Gooding faces new charges and a potential parade of accusers

Oct. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a growing cast of sexual misconduct accusers, with prosecutors Tuesday unveiling new criminal charges against the actor and telling a judge they intend to have up to a dozen women testify that he violated them, too. Standing in a New York City courtroom, Gooding...

Jury selection begins in woman's trial for bus stop deaths

Oct. 15, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of an Indiana woman accused of killing three children by striking them with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus. Alyssa Shepherd faces three counts of reckless homicide and other charges in the Oct. 30,...

Prosecutor says they want to call up to 12 additional accusers as witnesses at Cuba Gooding Jr.'s sex misconduct trial

Oct. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutor says they want to call up to 12 additional accusers as witnesses at Cuba Gooding Jr.'s sex misconduct trial.

Man accused in Boise mass stabbing found competent for trial

Oct. 15, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man charged with first-degree murder in connection with a mass stabbing that left a 3-year-old girl dead and eight other people wounded has been found competent to stand trial. The Idaho Statesman reports 31-year-old Timmy Earl Kinner Jr. is scheduled for trial in January in the death...

Trial delayed for man accused of killing student in 1979

Oct. 15, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a man accused of killing an Iowa high school student almost 40 years ago. The trial had been scheduled to begin Monday for 65-year-old Jerry Burns, of Manchester. Burns has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Police arrested him Dec. 19, 39...

'Making a Murderer' figure Avery files promised appeal

Oct. 14, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a man whose criminal case was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is seeking a new trial or evidentiary hearing. Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. A circuit judge denied his request for a new...

23 years in adult prison for teen, then 13, who killed mom

Oct. 14, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen who was 13 years old when he stabbed his mother to death has been sentenced to 23 years in an adult prison for the crime. Miguel Cano apologized at the Greenville County courthouse Monday for the "horrible, evil thing" he did to his mother in their Simpsonville...

Trial to begin of suspect in transgender woman's beating

Oct. 14, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A trial begins this week for a man accused of the savage beating of a Dallas transgender woman who was killed a month later in an unrelated homicide. Jury selection is set for Tuesday and testimony is expected to begin Wednesday in the aggravated assault trial of Edward Dominic Thomas ....