Trials

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens during during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 12:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Answering the question of what white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was thinking when he shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times will be crucial for jurors once they start deliberating on a verdict at his murder trial. And there's only one person who knows for sure what...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Daniel Acker. Acker is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, for fatally running over his girlfriend. At least eight other Texas inmates have planned execution dates in the coming months. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
September 27, 2018 - 4:39 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally running over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago. It was the state's second execution in as many days. Daniel Acker was condemned for the March 2000 slaying of Marquetta George of Sulphur Springs...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 file image taken from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being fatally shot by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. After days of prosecutors making their case to jurors that Van Dyke committed first-degree murder when he shot the black teenager 16 times, Van Dyke's attorneys are presenting their own evidence. And almost immediately their strategy became clear: The teenager was a violent, dangerous, knife-wielding suspect "on "a rampage" that Van Dyke was forced to kill. (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)
September 27, 2018 - 11:07 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Now it is Laquan McDonald who is on trial. After days of prosecutors making their case to jurors that Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke committed first-degree murder in 2014 when he shot the black teenager 16 times, attorneys for the white officer are presenting their own...
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This image provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
Their famous client behind bars, Bill Cosby's legal team is readying a long-shot bid to get his sexual assault conviction overturned. They're also fighting civil lawsuits filed by some accusers that threaten to drain his vast fortune. The 81-year-old Cosby's lawyers gave glimpses of their expected...
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FILE - In this B/W file photo dated Oct. 27, 1960, a queue forms outside The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, in London, for admission to the public gallery where the "Lady Chatterley's Lover" case is resuming. A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence's, used by the judge in the book’s landmark U.K. obscenity trial is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000) by Sotheby's on Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
September 26, 2018 - 6:54 am
LONDON (AP) — A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of the novel's publisher is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000), auctioneer Sotheby's said Wednesday. Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate, Troy Clark. Clark, who taunted jurors to sentence him to death, is facing execution for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel. Clark was set for lethal injection Wednesday evening, Sept. 26, 2018, for the 1998 slaying of a former roommate, 20-year-old Christina Muse of Tyler. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 9:47 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate who taunted a jury to sentence him to death is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel. Troy Clark was condemned for the May 1998 slaying of a former...
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Lead defense attorney Daniel Herbert gestures at an animated video portraying Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and Laquan McDonald as it's shown to the jury during the first degree murder trial of Van Dyke for the shooting death of McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 25, 2018 - 2:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer who killed a black teenager presented an animated video to jurors on Tuesday that aimed to depict the officer's perspective during the shooting and support his claim that he feared for his safety when he shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. The...
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William Hoehn, center, listens to the charges read against him on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Fargo, N.D., for the murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old whoss baby was cut from her womb. Hoehn is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed in August 2017. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum via AP, Pool)
September 25, 2018 - 10:28 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of William Hoehn, who is charged with conspiracy in the killing of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A North Dakota woman has testified that she never "explicitly" told her ex-boyfriend that she planned to...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, April 22, 2012, Maria Butina, a gun-rights activist poses for a photo at a shooting range in Moscow, Russia. Russian woman Maria Butina has been jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent, and her father, Valery Butin, told Rossiya TV on Friday Sept. 21, 2018, that the U.S. authorities have eased her prison regime, that jeopardized her health. (AP Photo/Pavel Ptitsin, File)
September 21, 2018 - 12:02 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The father of a Russian woman jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent said Friday that the U.S. authorities have eased her prison regime. Maria Butina has pleaded not guilty to the charges and Russia has...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2018, file photo, Joseph Percoco, right, former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reacts while talking to reporters outside U.S. District court in New York. Percoco, whose bribery conviction was an election year embarrassment for the Cuomo administration, is scheduled to be sentenced in New York on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide so close to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he considered him like a brother was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and accepting bribes. The judge said she hopes the punishment "will be heard in Albany." U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni noted...
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