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New York's top court declines to hear Trump's appeal of gag order in hush money case

Jun. 18, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s top court declined Tuesday to hear Donald Trump’s gag order appeal, leaving the restrictions in place following his felony conviction last month. The Court of Appeals found that the order does not raise “substantial” constitutional issues that would warrant an...

Vermont man sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnapping woman and son outside of a mall

Jun. 18, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping a woman and her 4-year-old son by forcing them into her car outside a New Hampshire mall and bringing them to Vermont while he was searching for his estranged wife. ...

New York's highest court declines to immediately hear Trump's appeal of the gag order in his hush money case

Jun. 18, 2024 11:07 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's highest court declines to immediately hear Trump's appeal of the gag order in his hush money case.

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin was indicted on a charge of royal defamation

Jun. 18, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was granted release on bail hours after he was formally indicted Tuesday on a charge of defaming the country's monarchy in one of several court cases that have rattled Thai politics. Thaksin, an influential political...

A third trial of suspects in an alleged far-right coup plot opens in Germany

Jun. 18, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Eight people accused of involvement in a suspected far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial in Munich on Tuesday, in the last of three trials in the sprawling case. The eight Germans, six men and two women, are charged with “preparation of high...

Georgia father freed from prison 10 years after his toddler died in hot car, leading to murder case

Jun. 18, 2024 01:36 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A father from Georgia has been released from prison 10 years after his toddler died in a hot car, a case that made global headlines after prosecutors accused him of murder. Justin Ross Harris was freed on Sunday — Father's Day — from the Macon State Prison,...

Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in transgender cake case

Jun. 18, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit against a Christian baker who refused to make a cake celebrating a gender transition, one of three such cases from the state that have pitted LGBTQ+ civil rights against First Amendment rights. Two cases have...

Shortage of public defenders in Maine allowed release of man who caused fiery standoff

Jun. 17, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s shortage of public defenders allowed a man with a violent criminal history to be released on bail three days before he went to his former girlfriend's Auburn home, where another man was killed before an hourslong standoff with police in which shots were exchanged,...

Convicted killer of California college student Kristin Smart ordered to pay $350k in restitution

Jun. 17, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge ruled Monday that a man convicted of killing 19-year-old college student Kristin Smart in 1996 must pay just over $350,000 to her family for costs they incurred after her death. Monterey County Superior Court Judge Jennifer O'Keefe...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defends 'Sunday Ticket' package as a premium product

Jun. 17, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated during testimony in federal court Monday that the league's “Sunday Ticket” package, the subject of a class-action lawsuit, is a premium product while also defending the league's broadcast model. Goodell was called as...