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Jury deadlocks in trial over burning death in Mississippi

A Mississippi judge declared a mistrial Monday in the burning death of a woman who emerged from a wooded area looking like a “zombie,” mortally injured and struggling to tell …

Judge refuses to throw out case against New Jersey senator

The judge at Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial refused to throw out any of the charges against the New Jersey Democrat on Monday in light of a U.S. Supreme Court …

Witness at Malaysia trial says 4 more suspects in Kim murder

A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader were seen on airport security videos …

German journalist stands trial in Turkey on terror charges

A German journalist who was arrested in Turkey denied terror-related accusations as a trial against her opened in a Turkish court Wednesday.

Judge to weigh Menendez dismissal bid when government rests

When the government rests its case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, whether it moves forward or is dismissed without the defense having to call a witness will hinge on how …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Brazil lawmaker argues against putting president on trial

A Brazilian lawmaker is recommending that his colleagues vote against putting President Michel Temer on trial on charges of leading a criminal organization and obstructing justice.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Menendez jurors see staffers’ emails about donor’s dispute

Prosecutors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend showed jurors emails Tuesday showing the New Jersey senator’s staffers getting involved in the friend’s multimillion-dollar …

Cliven Bundy loses bid to represent self in standoff trial

Nevada cattleman and state’s rights figure Cliven Bundy lost a courtroom bid to represent himself at his upcoming trial, after refusing Wednesday to recognize federal authority over grazing land at …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren’t protesting

An undercover St. Louis police officer and an Air Force lieutenant who lives in the neighborhood were among several people who say they were forcibly arrested last weekend even though …

Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez ‘sold his office’ for ritzy trips

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez “sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn’t afford” by accepting luxury trips and other favors from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence, a government prosecutor …

Menendez denied trial-schedule request in corruption case

A federal judge has rejected Sen. Bob Menendez’s request to schedule his trial on corruption charges so the New Jersey Democrat can attend critical Senate votes, saying he would have …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

Analysis: Flight of ex-Thai prime minister boosts junta rule

As a prominent opponent of Thailand’s ruling junta, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would have been a thorn in the government’s side no matter how the country’s top court ruled …

Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn’t show

Thailand’s Supreme Court said it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show Friday for a contentious trial verdict in which she …

Indian cities on lockdown before guru’s rape trial verdict

Several north Indian cities were under a security lockdown Thursday, a day before a court was expected to issue a verdict in a rape case involving the flamboyant leader of …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Bergdahl chooses to have trial heard by judge and not jury

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is choosing be tried by a judge – not a military jury – on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 8 p.m.

Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

A lengthy criminal investigation that has put U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in the crosshairs of a federal corruption indictment – and placed Democrats in peril of losing a key seat …

With Swift in court, jury selection begins in groping case

A 15-page questionnaire released as jury selection began in the dueling lawsuits also asked candidates if they had seen any pictures related to the case – a possible reference to …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Experts: Lack of remorse could bite ‘Pharma Bro’

Less than an hour after a U.S. jury convicted Martin Shkreli of securities fraud, the so-called “Pharma Bro” was back at his New York City apartment doing what comes naturally: …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Nearly 500 suspects stand trial over Turkey’s failed coup

Nearly 500 suspects, including generals and military pilots, went on trial Tuesday in Turkey accused of leading last year’s failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base …

Shkreli jury begins deliberations in federal fraud trial

Jurors are deliberating in the federal securities fraud trial of former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli.

Man accused of being lottery scam kingpin to plead guilty

A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans out of millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal …

Ex-cop to face 4th trial in killing of daughter’s boyfriend

A former Oklahoma police officer is facing a fourth trial in the shooting death of his daughter’s black boyfriend.

UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Gordon Ennis attempted to contact rape trial witness, court documents allege

Newly released investigation reports offer specific details on how former police officer Gordon Ennis violated the terms of his release on a rape charge by attempting to contact a key …

Three Chicago officers plead not guilty in Laquan McDonald case

Three Chicago police officers have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to cover up what happened the night a white officer shot a black teenager 16 times.

Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges set for November

Bill Cosby will be retried in November on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago, after a Pennsylvania jury deadlocked on the question after deliberating …

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

Closing arguments set for July 6 at Arpaio’s criminal trial

PHOENIX – Lawyers are scheduled to make closing arguments on July 6 at former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal trial for disobeying a court order to stop his immigration patrols. Prosecutors …

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Cosby trial judge unseals jurors’ names

Acting on a petition from media organizations, a Montgomery County judge on Wednesday unsealed the names of the jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault trial, but ordered that they not publicly …

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Obermiller not guilty in death of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt

A jury has found Jason Obermiller not guilty of beating 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt to death last year.

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Jury will now decide if Jason Obermiller killed 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt

The murder trial against Jason Obermiller came to a close Tuesday morning as jurors heard wildly differing accounts of what happened the night 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt died last summer.

UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial after jury deadlocks

Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, is declaring victory this Father’s Day after a jury deliberated 52 hours …