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Jury selection starts in lone trial over Breonna Taylor raid

Jan. 28, 2022 13:28 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The only criminal trial to arise from the botched police raid that left Breonna Taylor dead began on Friday, as hundreds of potential jurors gathered at a Louisville courthouse in what activists see as a chance for some measure of justice. The former...

6 men on trial over spectacular Dresden museum jewelry heist

Jan. 28, 2022 11:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Six men went on trial Friday in Germany over a spectacular theft of 18th-century treasures from Dresden’s Green Vault Museum in 2019. The defendants, aged 22 to 28, appeared before a regional court in the eastern German city accused of gang robbery and arson. The...

Vatican selling London property at heart of fraud trial

Jan. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it has signed a contract to sell a luxury London building that is at the heart of a fraud and embezzlement trial under way in the Vatican's criminal tribunal, recovering more than it expected from the loss-making investment. The Vatican’s...

Roy Moore gives combative testimony in defamation case

Jan. 27, 2022 20:25 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A combative Roy Moore took the witness stand Thursday in a defamation case against him, insisting he did not know a woman who says he sexually molested her when she was 14. Moore was called to testify by attorneys for Leigh Corfman in a trial involving...

Judge denies media ban ahead of cop's trial over Taylor raid

Jan. 27, 2022 19:06 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied a request from a Louisville police officer who took part in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s home to bar the media from part of his upcoming trial. But Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith ruled that the media can't bring...

Witness: 3 officers at Floyd killing had duty to intervene

Jan. 27, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three officers on trial for allegedly violating George Floyd’s civil rights would have been trained to use the least amount of force necessary and had a duty to intervene against inappropriate force, the commander of the Minneapolis police training division at the time of...

Stormy Daniels and Avenatti meet again, as adversaries

Jan. 27, 2022 18:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels took her star turn on the witness stand Thursday at California lawyer Michael Avenatti’s trial, telling a jury she was “very, very angry” and felt “betrayed and stupid” when she was told that the lawyer she had teamed up with against former President...

2 teens will be tried as adults in killing of 5 from Senegal

Jan. 27, 2022 17:21 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Two teens charged with killing five recent immigrants from Senegal by setting fire to their house in Denver will continue to be tried as adults after a judge ruled this week that the trauma caused by the crime both locally and abroad required the possibility of a tough punishment. ...

Roy Moore's accuser: 2nd day of testimony in defamation case

Jan. 26, 2022 21:58 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman who said failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually touched her when she was 14 testified on Wednesday that she was glad people were “seeing him for what he did to me” with the allegations that upended his 2017 campaign. Leigh Corfman took...

Magistrate orders Oath Keepers leader jailed until trial

Jan. 26, 2022 20:07 PM EST

PLANO, Texas (AP) — The founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group must remain behind bars until he goes on trial on sedition charges arising from last year's assault on the U.S. Capitol, a federal magistrate ruled Wednesday. Stewart Rhodes had been jailed...