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Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial

Oct. 16, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioids epidemic. Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that made, distributed and sold prescription painkillers engaged in a deadly conspiracy that has inflicted massive damage on their communities and...

Ex-Rep. Sessions subpoenaed in Giuliani grand jury probe

Oct. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions for information about his interactions with Rudy Giuliani and several associates who were indicted last week. The former lawmaker from Texas is cooperating with investigators and will turn over documents in the...

Court upholds ex-Sen. Orie's convictions in elections case

Oct. 15, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state senator's conviction for using government employees to work on political campaigns was upheld Tuesday by a panel of federal appeals judges. A 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against former Sen. Jane Clare Orie, saying her second trial in 2012 did...

Jury selection begins in woman's trial for bus stop deaths

Oct. 15, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of an Indiana woman accused of killing three children by striking them with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus. Alyssa Shepherd faces three counts of reckless homicide and other charges in the Oct. 30,...

Florida jury spares life of man who killed law professor

Oct. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury took a half hour Tuesday to spare the life of a man they convicted last week in the slaying of a Florida State University law professor who was gunned down in his garage. Instead, a Leon County judge sentenced Sigfredo Garcia to spend the rest of his life in prison...

Jury: No criminal wrongdoing by police in fatal shooting

Oct. 15, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by Portland police who fatally shot Lane Martin in the courtyard of a Portland apartment complex. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the grand jury determined Monday the fatal shooting by officer Gary Doran was "a lawful act...

Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes.

Jury acquits massage therapist accused of client sex assault

Oct. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A massage therapist accused of touching a female client inappropriately during a session has been acquitted of sexual assault charges. Asmar Berry had been arrested in October 2018 after authorities said he touched the victim's "intimate parts" without her consent. The incident...

Judge who gave jail to missing juror facing backlash

Oct. 13, 2019 3:47 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Some community leaders say a Florida judge should be disciplined after sentencing a man who overslept and skipped jury service to 10 days in jail. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes also sentenced 21-year-old Deandre Somerville to one year probation and 150 hours...

Jury finds truck company negligent in New Mexico collision

Oct. 13, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found a trucking company to be negligent in a deadly 2017 highway collision and awarded $40.5 million in damages to the family of a Deming woman who died in the wreck. Court documents confirm the jury's decision Friday against Nebraska-based trucking company Werner...