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Defense: 'Wrong person on trial' in death, beheading

May. 17, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for a New Hampshire man accused of killing his wife's co-worker after he discovered they were texting — and then forcing her to behead him — told jurors at the start of his trial Tuesday that his wife is the one to blame for the death. Armando...

Amber Heard cross-examined about fights with Johnny Depp

May. 17, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for Johnny Depp on Tuesday questioned the truthfulness of Amber Heard's accusation that Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle. Heard was cross-examined for most of the day after her testimony in Depp's libel suit against her. ...

Former US Rep. Corrine Brown to plead guilty in fraud case

May. 17, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, whose initial conviction in a charity and tax fraud case was tossed out by an appeals court, will plead guilty before a second trial, according to court documents filed Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan scheduled...

Jury selection underway for Minnesota clinic shooting trial

May. 17, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection was underway in the trial of a man accused of walking into a Minnesota medical clinic and opening fire, killing one staff member and wounding four others last year. Gregory Ulrich is being tried on charges of murder, attempted murder and other...

Italy orders murder trial in case of missing Pakistani teen

May. 17, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A judge in Italy on Tuesday ordered trial for several family members of an 18-year-old Pakistani woman who disappeared last year after refusing an arranged marriage and was allegedly slain, according to authorities. The Italian news agency ANSA said Judge Dario De...

Eagles of Death Metal members testify about Bataclan attack

May. 17, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Members of the Californian rock band Eagles of Death Metal provided emotional testimony Tuesday about the night Islamic State group extremists stormed their Bataclan theater concert, killing scores of people in France’s worst attack in generations. Singer Jesse...

German prosecutors seek 5 years for alleged ex-Nazi guard

May. 17, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors on Tuesday sought a five-year prison sentence for a 101-year-old man who is on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II. The defendant is charged with 3,518 counts of being an accessory to murder at...

Deputy stands trial after SC women drowned in police van

May. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy charged in the deaths of two women who drowned in a locked police van in 2018 ignored barricades and drove into rapidly rising floodwaters against advice from his supervisors and officials on the South Carolina highway, a prosecutor said Monday. ...

Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

May. 16, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz entered its second phase Monday with the attorneys asking questions of potential jurors, with one candidate comparing it to being interviewed for “the toughest job of my life.” ...

Jury sees pics of Heard's swollen face after fight with Depp

May. 16, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Jurors in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, saw photos Monday of her with red marks and swelling on her face after their final fight before their divorce, and heard testimony about her expertise in covering up bruises with makeup. ...