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Juror and spouse: Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton could vote in trial on husband's impeachment

May. 30, 2023 10:50 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On the way to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton becoming a rising figure in the GOP, his wife, Angela, used to entertain crowds with a guitar and a song. “I'm a pistol-packin' mama, and my husband sues Obama,” she sang at campaign events and Republican...

The day has arrived for Elizabeth Holmes to report to a Texas prison

May. 30, 2023 10:29 AM EDT

Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is scheduled to move to her new home — a federal prison where she has been sentenced to spend the next 11 years for overseeing a blood-testing hoax that became a parable about greed and hubris in Silicon Valley. The federal judge who...

Trial opens for accused gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

May. 30, 2023 09:48 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal jury trial of the suspect in the nation's deadliest antisemitic attack got underway Tuesday morning, four and a half years after the shooting deaths of 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Twelve jurors and six alternates — chosen Thursday after...

Ex-El Salvador President Mauricio Funes sentenced to 14 years for negotiating with gangs

May. 29, 2023 21:34 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge sentenced former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes to 14 years in prison Monday for negotiating with gangs during his administration. Funes’ trial began in April with the former leader living in Nicaragua. El Salvador changed its laws...

Why Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment fight isn't finished yet

May. 29, 2023 21:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature already made one historic move with its impeachment of Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton. Another one is coming. The GOP-led House of Representatives on Saturday approved 20 articles of impeachment on sweeping allegations of...

Texas Senate sets impeachment trial for Attorney General Ken Paxton to begin no later than August 28

May. 29, 2023 20:02 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Senate sets impeachment trial for Attorney General Ken Paxton to begin no later than August 28.

Site of Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 sold to community group

May. 29, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A converted artists' warehouse in Oakland that burned down in 2016, killing 36 people, was quietly razed this month in preparation for possible development into badly needed low-income housing. The property that housed the Ghost Ship warehouse was acquired...

Saudi Arabia executes 2 Bahraini men over militant activities; Amnesty called trial 'grossly unfair'

May. 29, 2023 10:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it executed two Bahraini men on Monday after being convicted of belonging to a militant group wanting to destabilize the two Mideast kingdoms. Amnesty International and other rights groups have criticized their trial as being grossly unfair. ...

Hong Kong court rejects publisher Jimmy Lai's bid to terminate his national security trial

May. 29, 2023 07:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Monday rejected a jailed publisher’s request to terminate his national security trial, pressing ahead with a landmark case seen as part of Beijing's crackdown on the city's pro-democracy movement. Jimmy Lai, the 75-year-old founder of the...

Historic acquittal in Louisiana fuels fight to review 'Jim Crow' verdicts

May. 29, 2023 02:46 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Evangelisto Ramos walked out of a New Orleans courthouse and away from a life sentence accompanying a 10-2 jury conviction, thanks in large part to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision bearing his name. Ramos v. Louisiana outlawed nonunanimous jury...