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Doctor arrested for 2 deaths, 22 felonies takes stand

A Montana doctor took the stand as he faces two charges of negligent homicide for allegedly prescribing the drugs that caused the overdose deaths of two patients.

Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

A stubborn rancher’s refusal to recognize federal authority in the West will be presented to a jury in Las Vegas, where a trial is set to start Tuesday for cattleman …

Judge delays trial start for Bundy, sons in Nevada standoff

The trial was postponed at the last minute Tuesday for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant accused of leading an armed uprising against government agents …

In 10th week, Menendez bribery trial goes to jury

After nine weeks of testimony and nearly eight hours of closing arguments spread over two days, a jury began deliberating Monday in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez of …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Court records: Mueller estimates weekslong Manafort trial

Special counsel Robert Mueller estimates his prosecutors will need three weeks to present their case against ex-Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates to a jury, according to a …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Bergdahl judge begins deliberating on sentence

A military judge on Thursday began deliberating the punishment for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after defense attorneys asked for no prison time while prosecutors sought more than a decade behind …

Menendez judge denies defense mistrial motion

The judge in the bribery trial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez denied a mistrial motion Monday, labeling arguments that he has hampered the defense’s case by limiting what evidence …

Judge orders 2 men charged in man’s death to stand trial

An Idaho judge has ordered two men to stand trial on charges related to the death of an 18-year-old man on a camping trip in July.

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.