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Witness for Depp cryptically contradicts key Heard witness

May. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Jurors in Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard heard a snippet of testimony Tuesday contradicting one of Heard’s key witnesses, but much of the context was stripped away. Jennifer Howell — who once employed Heard's sister, Whitney...

Trial opens for Army reservist charged with storming Capitol

May. 24, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Army reservist who worked on a Navy base stormed the U.S. Capitol because he wanted to kick off a civil war and create “a clean slate,” a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of the New Jersey man's trial. But a lawyer for Timothy Hale-Cusanelli...

Coal ash cleanup contractor not immune from workers' suit

May. 24, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

A contractor hired to clean up the nation's worst coal ash spill is not immune from being sued by workers who say they were not properly protected, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. More than 200 workers blame Jacobs Engineering for exposing them to ash they say...

Prosecutor: 'We Build The Wall' fundraiser cheated donors

May. 24, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The organizers of a “We Build The Wall” campaign to raise money for a wall along the U.S. southern border lied to donors by saying all their money would fund the wall when they were actually pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars, a prosecutor told a jury at the start of a...

Kentucky woman pleads guilty to killing newborn

May. 24, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman charged with killing her newborn son has entered a guilty plea as her trial was set to begin. Amber Bowling, 25, had been set for trial on Monday, but instead entered a guilty plea, news outlets reported. Bowling gave birth in...

Myanmar court gives go-ahead for Suu Kyi corruption trial

May. 24, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that a corruption trial for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and three political colleagues will continue after finding that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence for their indictment. Suu Kyi, who was forced from office when the...

Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

May. 23, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A captured Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was sentenced by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison — the maximum — amid signs the Kremlin may, in turn, put on trial some of the fighters who surrendered at Mariupol’s steelworks. ...

Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws

May. 23, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A hand surgeon testified Monday that Johnny Depp could not have lost the tip of his middle finger the way he told jurors it happened in his civil lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. The finger injury, which occurred in a March 2015 fight in Australia...

Jury selection in school shooter's trial upended by T-shirt

May. 23, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The already slow slog of picking jurors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz hit a new stumbling block Monday when a potential juror's T-shirt honoring those killed and traumatized in the 2018 massacre resulted in the dismissal of her entire...

Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton

May. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of how the Republican, who is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday, has...