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Planned Parenthood clinic shooting suspect ruled incompetent

Sep. 16, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015 is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday, delaying U.S. prosecutors' efforts to bring the suspect to trial after he was repeatedly deemed incompetent in state court. ...

Court rejects truck driver's appeal in crash that killed 7

Sep. 16, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who's been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield,...

Trial date set for former Chiefs assistant charged with DWI

Sep. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is scheduled to face trial in April on a charge of driving while intoxicated after a crash last year that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl. Reid's trial on the felony charge was scheduled...

University researchers analyze pretrial releases amid debate

Sep. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amid debate over New Mexico's system of releasing felony defendants, University of New Mexico research indicates that just under 5% of Albuquerque-area defendants awaiting trial commit violent crimes while free from jail. Findings from the...

Ex-House Speaker settles child sexual abuse payments suit

Sep. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the man $1.8 million — the outstanding balance in hush money that the Illinois Republican...

Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in child rape case

Sep. 15, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Great Falls man who was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl who is deaf and has developmental disabilities, saying he was denied his constitutional right to confront his accuser. The court...

2015 Paris attacks suspect: Deaths of 130 'nothing personal'

Sep. 15, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The key defendant in the 2015 Paris attacks trial said Wednesday the coordinated killings were in retaliation for French airstrikes on the Islamic State group, calling the deaths of 130 innocent people “nothing personal" as he acknowledged his role for the first time. ...

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach to plead guilty in college scam

Sep. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes to help kids get into the school will plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scandal, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Gordon Ernst's...

US doesn't object to trial delay in Whitmer kidnapping case

Sep. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are not objecting to a delay in the fall trial of five men accused of planning to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The government said it wouldn't be harmed by a postponement, noting that it hasn't made significant payments...

Jury weighing fate of Robert Durst after long murder trial

Sep. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury began deliberating Tuesday in the lengthy murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst after a prosecutor described him as a “narcissistic psychopath" who needs to be held accountable. Deputy District Attorney John Lewin...