Trials

October 11, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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Plaintiff DeWayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed-killer caused his cancer, leaves a courtroom in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. A San Francisco judge said in a tentative ruling Wednesday that she would order a new trial in a $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto brought by Johnson. (AP Photo/Paul Elias)
October 10, 2018 - 7:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer. San Francisco Superior Court...
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October 09, 2018 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected any sort of pre-trial release for a former congressional staffer accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson ordered that...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 2:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The lead prosecutor in the case of a white Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of...
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A police vehicle dash cam video of the moments after Laquan McDonald was fatally shot is displayed for jurors as Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 4:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — From the moment Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the case has centered around the video. As attorneys prepare to make their final arguments on Thursday, the question is what jurors will think after...
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A police vehicle dash cam video of the moments after Laquan McDonald was fatally shot is displayed for jurors as Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 03, 2018 - 3:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — From the moment Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the case has centered around the video. As attorneys prepare to make their final arguments on Thursday, the question is what jurors will think after...
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October 02, 2018 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big time college basketball was cast at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a corrupt enterprise where major schools and their heralded coaches rely on athletic gear giants to do their dirty work, paying cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 image, former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo waits for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges Monday Oct. 1, 2018, to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)
October 01, 2018 - 3:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges Monday to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, standout college basketball recruit Brian Bowen is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A recruiter, a coach and a former Adidas executive are scheduled to go on trial in New York in a criminal case that exposed corruption in several top U.S. college basketball programs. It also led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino of Lousiville and sidelined the playing career of Bowen. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
October 01, 2018 - 3:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What some call the sleezy side of college basketball recruiting will be on display at a criminal trial starting Monday in New York. The trial features an aspiring sports agent, an Amateur Athletic Union coach and an Adidas executive. They've pleaded not guilty and their lawyers say...
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FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, Led Zeppelin bandmates, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, reunite to perform for the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. A U.S. appeals court on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven." (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
September 28, 2018 - 3:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven." A federal court jury in Los Angeles two years ago found Led Zeppelin did not steal...
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