Latest Juries News

Trial of Sen. Bob Menendez takes a weeklong break after jurors get stuck in elevator

May. 22, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of Sen. Bob Menendez grinded to a weeklong break on Tuesday after federal court jurors who were treated to a brick-by-brick build of the prosecution's bribery case got stuck in an elevator a day after they were forced from their usual assembly room because of flooding. ...

Adult children of Idaho man charged with killing their mom and two others testify in his defense

May. 21, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The adult children of an Idaho man accused of killing their mother and his girlfriend's two young kids testified in his defense this week, saying their mother's health was declining before she died. The testimony from Chad Daybell 's children on Monday marked...

Trump hush money trial enters new phase after defense rests without testimony from former president

May. 21, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's hush money trial moved into a new phase Tuesday, drawing closer to the moment when the jury will begin deciding his fate after testimony concluded without the former president taking the stand in his own defense. “Your honor, the defense rests,”...

North Carolina bill seeks to restrict public and media access to criminal autopsy reports

May. 21, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Access by the public and the media to North Carolina autopsy reports related to criminal investigations would be significantly restricted under a bill considered Tuesday by a Senate committee. The proposal was debated by senators but not voted upon. It would...

The Latest | Prosecution and defense debate jury instructions in Trump's criminal trial

May. 21, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case in Donald Trump's hush money trial on Tuesday morning without the former president taking the witness stand to testify, bringing proceedings one step closer to closing arguments. After more than four weeks of testimony, jurors were sent...

Federal jury rules against couple who sued Arkansas steakhouse over social-distancing brawl

May. 21, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jury has ruled against a Black couple who sued a Little Rock steakhouse over a fight the couple had with white customers who weren't wearing masks and stood too close during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal jury on Monday found no negligence or racial...

Former New Hampshire youth center leader defends tenure after damning trial testimony

May. 21, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The former head of New Hampshire’s youth detention center is defending himself against claims that he either encouraged physical abuse or was “ willfully blind” to it during his nearly 40 years at the facility. Ron Adams didn’t testify during the...

NRA names new leadership to replace former CEO found liable for wrongly spending millions

May. 20, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The National Rifle Association, which has had its image sullied by former leader Wayne LaPierre’s spending excesses, elected Doug Hamlin as executive vice president and CEO on Monday. “Our association is at a decisive moment in our history, and the future of...

Judge in Trump's hush money trial threatened to remove witness from court for behavior on stand

May. 20, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money trial cleared the courtroom of reporters Monday and then threatened to remove the defense's witness from the trial altogether because of his behavior on the stand, which included making comments under his breath and rolling his eyes, a court...

Arizona grad student accused of killing professor in 2022 had planned the crime, prosecutor says

May. 20, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona graduate student accused of killing a professor on campus two years ago was in the midst of a psychotic episode at the time of the shooting, his attorney said Monday. But a prosecutor said in his closing argument that the crime...