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How a hush money scandal tied to a porn star led to Trump’s first criminal trial

Apr. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the kind of tawdry tale Donald Trump might’ve relished before politics: a porn actress claiming they’d had sex. But on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Trump feared the story — which he says is false — would cost him votes. So, prosecutors...

Today in History: April 13, Apollo 13 damaged by explosion

Apr. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 104th day of 2024. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first Black performer to win an Academy Award for best actor or best...

Judge refuses to dismiss Hunter Biden's gun case, rejecting claim it's politically motivated

Apr. 12, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware refused Friday to throw out a federal gun case against Hunter Biden, rejecting the president's son's claim that he is being prosecuted for political purposes as well as other arguments. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika's ruling...

Lawsuit raises questions about a coroner's ruling in the death of Nevada prisoner after beatings

Apr. 12, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mother of a Nevada inmate who died a year ago after he was beaten by corrections officers has filed a lawsuit accusing prison staff of conspiring with the coroner's office in Las Vegas to cover up the death. Annette Walker alleges in the lawsuit filed late...

Guilty plea by leader of polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out

Apr. 12, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A guilty plea by the leader of an offshoot polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out due to an unmet condition of his deal that hinged on whether others charged in the case also would plead guilty. Under the terms of Samuel...

Judge declines to delay Trump’s NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity

Apr. 12, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case. It's the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as...

Manhattan court must find a dozen jurors to hear first-ever criminal case against a former president

Apr. 12, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Of the 1.4 million adults who live in Manhattan, a dozen are soon to become the first Americans to sit in judgment of a former president charged with a crime. Jury selection is set to start Monday in former President Donald Trump's hush money case — the first...

Trump will be first ex-president on criminal trial. Here's what to know about the hush money case

Apr. 12, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump will make history as the first former president to stand trial on criminal charges when his hush money case opens Monday with jury selection. The case will force the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to juggle campaigning with sitting in a...

Judge denies bid to dismiss Hunter Biden's firearms case, rejecting argument the prosecution is politically motivated

Apr. 12, 2024 19:15 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge denies bid to dismiss Hunter Biden's firearms case, rejecting argument the prosecution is politically motivated.

California man sentenced to 40 years to life for fatal freeway shooting of 6-year-old boy

Apr. 12, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life for the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy who was riding in the back of his mother's car on the freeway, prosecutors said. Marcus Eriz, now 27, was sentenced in Orange County Superior Court in Santa...