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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

Deadlocked jury in Cosby trial wraps up for the night

Four days after getting the case, deadlocked jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial struggled to end their impasse Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

Mother of 2-year-old beaten to death testifies she doesn’t remember initial statements to police

Lovina Rainey told a jury in the murder trial of her ex-boyfriend Jason Obermiller she doesn’t remember her statements to police the afternoon her 2-year-old daughter was discovered dead, and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Medical examiner describes to jury how 2-year-old was beaten to death

Spokane County Medical Examiner John Howard said 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt had 64 bruises on her body from her head to her feet when she died in September 2016 and it …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

‘Serial’ star, guilty of killing girlfriend, seeks new trial

An attorney for a man convicted of killing his high school sweetheart, and whose story is at the center of the popular podcast “Serial,” argued Thursday that Adnan Syed deserves …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Cosby’s lurid decade-old testimony is read to the jury

The jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial heard from the comedian without him actually taking the stand Thursday as prosecutors read into the record his lurid, decade-old testimony about …


New trial date set in 2001 Montana homicide

A new trial is scheduled for Sept. 25 for a man who has served 15 years in a Montana prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit.


Montana trial with Nine Mile Falls link is set to begin Monday in 2016 triple slaying

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday in District Court in Red Lodge in a 2016 triple slaying.


Late in life, sex assault trial caps Cosby’s life and legacy

Bill Cosby doesn’t plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, remarkable testimony he gave in the accuser’s lawsuit could still prove …


New trial begins for North Idaho deputy charged in ex-wife’s death

A new trial is underway for a former sheriff’s deputy in North Idaho charged in connection with the strangling death of his ex-wife.


Trial set for former Lake City High science teacher

A late summer trial is scheduled for former Lake City High School science teacher Jeffrey Kantola who faces lewd conduct charges.


Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes two blacks

The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated.


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Assault trial begins for former WSU player Robert Barber

The trial for a former Washington State University football player accused of second-degree assault began Monday morning in the Whitman County Courthouse.


Bowe Bergdahl scheduled for trial in October

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in October on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, according to a new timetable set Friday …


Trial delayed for Mount Vernon shooting suspects

The murder trial of Ernesto Rivas and Austin Gonzales has been delayed to June 5. The month delay was requested Thursday by Rivas’ lawyer in Skagit County Superior Court.


Bundy ranching standoff trial in Las Vegas comes to an end

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute over Western U.S. land policy, lawyers were set Wednesday to make their closing arguments in the trial of six men accused of …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Service dog dispute with VA police leaves veteran with injured shoulder, a bleeding dog and federal charge

Former Marine Danny Ralph didn’t get an apology from Veterans Affairs after a federal officer slammed him and his 8-pound service dog to the ground last summer during a visit …


Judge sets date for murder trial of former rap mogul Suge Knight

A California judge on Thursday said the murder trial of former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight will begin in January without any further delays, a move that was welcomed by …


Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial

Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in earnest.


Casey Anthony may have accidentally killed daughter, judge says

The judge who presided over the acquittal of Casey Anthony in a murder trial televised live around the world said Thursday that an accidental killing is the most logical explanation …


Charges refiled against pipeline protester after hung jury

Charges have been refiled against an Oregon man who tried to shut off an oil pipeline north of Seattle last fall to make a statement about climate change.


Las Vegas trial starts for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

Trial opened Thursday in Las Vegas for six people accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s ranch nearly three …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Prosecutors: Bergdahl to get fair trial despite Trump jabs

President Donald Trump’s campaign-trail condemnation of Bowe Bergdahl – the Army sergeant charged with desertion while serving in Afghanistan – won’t prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial, according …