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Fatal attack on interracial couple in Arizona heads to trial

An interracial couple was walking near a Phoenix park when authorities say a shirtless neo-Nazi began angrily yelling a racial slur and harassing the black man in the couple over …

Wife: Cosby convicted by ‘mob justice, not real justice’

Bill Cosby’s wife called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison …

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Australian cardinal faces 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials within months on sex crime allegations spanning …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim

Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who’s finally …

As Bill Cosby trial winds down, defense shifts strategy aiming to prove he was out of town

Bill Cosby’s lawyers shifted strategies at his retrial Friday, hoping to convince jurors that it was impossible for his sexual encounter with accuser Andrea Constand to have occurred when she …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Trial starts for bounty hunter accused of motel break-in to apprehend bail jumper

Trial began Tuesday for an Idaho bounty hunter accused of violently apprehending two people in a Spokane motel room in late 2016.

U.S. pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey

An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Model says Cosby raped her; chief accuser to testify Friday

The day before Bill Cosby’s chief accuser was to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial, a former model and TV personality on Thursday gave jurors her own …

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

Prosecutor says Cosby paid accuser nearly $3.4M

Bill Cosby paid nearly $3.4 million to the woman he is charged with sexually assaulting, a prosecutor revealed to jurors Monday, answering one of the biggest questions surrounding the case …

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Most in Cosby jury pool have made up minds

Prosecutors and the defense began the difficult task of picking a jury for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial Monday amid a powerful #MeToo movement that has pierced the consciousness of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:48 a.m.

Judge rejects trial demand in Stormy Daniels case

A porn star who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump and is suing so she can discuss the alleged relationship can’t have a jury trial or question …

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Appeals court upholds new trial for subject of ‘Serial’

A Maryland appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling granting a new trial to a man whose conviction in the murder of his high school sweetheart became the subject of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

France’s ex-president Sarkozy to face a corruption trial

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader.

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

‘Justice for Hank’ dog-beating trial ends in guilty verdict

After nearly a year of campaigning, investigating and pleading, it appears a family’s pursuit to find “Justice for Hank” may be coming to a close.

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Spokane Valley man accused of cutting out wife’s ‘tongue from Satan’ ruled competent to stand trial

Doctors say a Ukrainian refugee who blamed demons and voices in his head for telling him to kill his wife is competent to stand trial.

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Manslaughter trial begins for Dwayne Thurman in wife’s shooting

The trial of Dwayne Thurman begins this week as Spokane jurors will decide whether he was criminally negligent when he shot his wife in the heart while attempting to clean …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Acquitted shooter Gail Gerlach’s daughter gets 13-day sentence for car theft

The journeyman plumber who shot and killed a man who attempted to steal his idling SUV five years ago said his daughter has long had a drug problem, and that …

UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Judge to weigh science behind Monsanto Roundup cancer claim

Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product’s manufacturer – …

Kansas voting rights trial has national implications

A conservative Republican who has supported President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal votes cost Trump the popular vote in 2016 will have to prove Kansas has a …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals …

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player Joe McKnight’s killing

The trial in a road-rage shooting that took the life of former NFL football player Joe McKnight began Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb, where a judge and attorneys were …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. judge in Las Vegas may dismiss ranching standoff case

A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities.

Trial for former WDFW official accused of raping coworker to begin

The trial is set to begin Tuesday for a former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee accused of raping a coworker in December 2014.

Trial delayed again in lawsuit involving Hanford vapors

Trial in a federal court lawsuit over chemical vapors on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been delayed again.

Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children

In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo on Wednesday sentenced 12 militia members to …

South Dakota prosecutors to include dashcam video in trial

Prosecutors intend to present a dashcam video as evidence during the upcoming trial of a Washington state man accused of trying to kill a Highway Patrol trooper in South Dakota …

Recordings of Pilot president’s epithets could disrupt trial

Secret recordings of one of the defendants uttering racial epithets are threatening to disrupt the federal fraud trial of former executives and sales staffers at the truck stop chain controlled …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Turkish businessman describes $50M bribe at sanctions trial

A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testified at a New York trial Wednesday that he paid over $50 million in bribes to Turkey’s finance minister in 2012 to overcome a banker’s fears …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown

An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down oil pipelines in …

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect ‘commander’ of 2012 attack

Competing portraits of the accused mastermind of the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, again emerged Thursday as prosecutors and defense their final attempts to sway jurors before …