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New Mexico judge rejects request to compel new testimony from movie armorer in Alec Baldwin trial

Jun. 21, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge denied a request Friday to use immunity to compel testimony from a movie set armorer in the involuntary manslaughter trial of actor Alec Baldwin who fatally shot a cinematographer during rehearsal for the Western movie “Rust." Armorer...

Trump lawyers in classified files case challenge prosecutor's appointment at start of 3-day hearing

Jun. 21, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump made a longshot argument Friday that the Justice Department prosecutor who charged the former president with hoarding classified documents at his Florida estate was illegally appointed and that the case should therefore be dismissed. ...

NY prosecutors urge judge to keep gag order blocking Trump from criticizing jurors who convicted him

Jun. 21, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday urged the judge overseeing Donald Trump’s criminal hush money case to uphold provisions of a gag order that bar him from criticizing jurors and court staff, while agreeing to lift a restriction on his public statements about trial witnesses. ...

Ex-gang leader facing trial in Tupac Shakur killing seeking release from Vegas jail on $750K bail

Jun. 21, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Los Angeles-area gang leader accused of killing hip-hop music legend Tupac Shakur in 1996 in Las Vegas will ask a judge next week to let him out of jail to prepare for his trial on a murder charge. Duane “Keffe D” Davis' attorney filed documents...

Man accused of killing 7 at suburban Chicago July 4 parade might change not-guilty plea

Jun. 21, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of killing seven people and injuring dozens more at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago in 2022 will return to court next week for a possible change in his plea of not guilty, a prosecutor said Friday. Robert Crimo III was scheduled to face...

California man recounts stabbing gay college student during trial for 2018 killing

Jun. 21, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man charged with killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student testified that he repeatedly stabbed the college sophomore after trying to grab a cellphone he feared had been used to photograph him. The Orange County Register reports that...

Prosecution rests in the trial of a woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend with an SUV

Jun. 21, 2024 10:13 AM EDT
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Prosecution rests in the trial of a woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend with an SUV.

Gold bars and Sen. Bob Menendez's curiosity about their price takes central role at bribery trial

Jun. 20, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors showed jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez ’s trial on Thursday multiple instances when he researched the value of gold as he tried to help a New Jersey businessman who authorities say bribed him with gold and cash. The evidence about the Democrat’s online...

Jury to begin deliberating in murder trial of suburban Seattle officer who killed a man in 2019

Jun. 20, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

A suburban Seattle officer who fatally shot a homeless man in 2019 ignored his training and should be convicted of murder, a prosecutor said Thursday during the trial's closing arguments, while defense lawyers argued the officer was rightfully defending himself. Auburn police...

Treason trial of Russian American woman opens as tensions rise between Washington and Moscow

Jun. 20, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The trial of a Russian American dual citizen whom Russia accuses of treason opened on Thursday as tensions rise between Washington and Moscow, including over the arrests of two American journalists. The trial is being held behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg, in the...