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‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

Jan. 27, 2023 15:02 PM EST

“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” was awarded the top prize in the U.S. documentary category....

Jury awards $4.5M for sex abuse that happened 3 decades ago

Jan. 27, 2023 12:24 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury has awarded $4.5 million in damages to a woman whose lawsuit contended she was sexually abused three decades ago by a family friend in Maine. The federal jury found in favor of 36-year-old Julia Russell on Thursday on one civil count of assault and...

NYC bike path killer convicted, could face the death penalty

Jan. 26, 2023 19:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Islamic extremist who killed eight people with a speeding truck in a 2017 rampage on a popular New York City bike path was convicted Thursday of federal crimes and could face the death penalty. Sayfullo Saipov bowed his head as he heard the verdict in a Manhattan...

Jury: $1M to Oregon woman told 'I don't serve Black people'

Jan. 26, 2023 18:42 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by a gas station employee who told her, “I don’t serve Black people.” The Multnomah County jury’s award this week to Portland resident Rose Wakefield,...

Virginia Supreme Court reverses $1M award in police shooting

Jan. 26, 2023 16:46 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed a jury’s decision to award $1 million in damages to the family of a man fatally shot during a 2019 standoff with police. The 4-3 ruling involving the shooting of Jeffrey Tyree by Virginia Beach Police Detective...

Grand jury gets case of July 4 shooting suspect's father

Jan. 26, 2023 15:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors told a judge Thursday that they are presenting evidence to a grand jury for a possible indictment against the father of the man charged with fatally shooting seven people at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, was...

Jury rejects lawsuit filed by family of teen killed by cop

Jan. 26, 2023 15:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal jury has found that a white Ohio police officer did not violate a Black teenager's civil rights when he shot and killed the boy while responding to a reported armed robbery. Jurors reached their verdict Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Tyre King’s...

Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Jan. 26, 2023 14:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people and injured dozens of others. The grand jury has subpoenaed Arizona lawyer...

Jury deliberations in NYC bike path killings hit early snag

Jan. 25, 2023 20:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberations that began Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with killing eight people along a Manhattan bike path quickly hit a snag, as jurors sent the judge a note asking if he would face new criminal charges if they acquit him. The query only an hour into...

Ex-student gets 8 years for spying for Chinese government

Jan. 25, 2023 19:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago graduate student was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and engineers in the U.S. with knowledge about aerospace and satellite technology. A federal jury in...