Juries

FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, Brooke Covington, right, a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindle, N.C., leaves a hearing at Rutherford County Courthouse, background, in Rutherfordton, N.C., accompanied by an attorney, Joshua Valentine, left, and her husband, Kent Covington. A judge held a juror in contempt and declared a mistrial Tuesday, June 6, in the case of the North Carolina church minister charged in the beating of a congregant who says he was attacked to expel his "homosexual demons." (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
June 07, 2017 - 4:44 am
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (AP) — Two people were sent to jail during the trial of North Carolina church minister charged in the beating of a gay congregant, but neither was on trial in the case. The jury was in its second day of deliberations Tuesday in the trial of Brooke Covington, a minister at Word...
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June 06, 2017 - 4:50 am
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (AP) — More than four years after Matthew Fenner said he was beaten by members of his North Carolina church for being gay, the fate of one of his ministers is in the hands of a jury. Brooke Covington, a longtime minister at Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina,...
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FILE - This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product that critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Jury selection is set to start Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in a defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics dubbed "pink slime." Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. sued the TV network in 2012. It says ABC misled consumers into believing the product is unsafe, leading to layoffs and plant closures. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
May 30, 2017 - 6:23 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jury selection starts Wednesday in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." The trial in state court is scheduled to last until late July. A...
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FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows Jeronimo Yanez. Jury selection begins Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the manslaughter case against Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer who is accused in the fatal shooting Philando Castile during traffic stop July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minn. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 5:43 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Philando Castile's permit to legally carry a gun became a point of focus in the days after he was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer, with some questioning whether Castile acted properly during the July traffic stop and others wondering whether the officer followed...
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FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows Jeronimo Yanez. Jury selection begins Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the manslaughter case against Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer who is accused in the fatal shooting Philando Castile during traffic stop July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minn. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 12:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Minnesota officer accused of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black motorist (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Jury selection has wrapped up for the day in St. Paul in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter for fatally...
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FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows Jeronimo Yanez. Jury selection begins Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the manslaughter case against Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer who is accused in the fatal shooting Philando Castile during traffic stop July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minn. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 8:42 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Minnesota officer accused of manslaughter in fatal shooting of motorist (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a police officer accused of fatally shooting a black motorist, a death that generated national attention...
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May 25, 2017 - 2:37 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury declined to indict an escort and former Louisville men's basketball staffer in a sex scandal that engulfed the program. The Jefferson County grand jury decided Thursday there wasn't enough evidence for charges of prostitution and unlawful transactions with a...
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May 24, 2017 - 8:29 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A renowned strawberry researcher in California broke patent law and violated a loyalty pledge to his former university by taking his work with him to profit from it in a private company, a jury in San Francisco decided Wednesday. Professor Douglas Shaw formed his own research...
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May 24, 2017 - 7:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors have sided with a California research university in its dispute with a renowned plant scientist credited with developing tasty strawberries as a professor there. Jurors in a San Francisco federal court said Wednesday that professor Douglas Shaw broke the law when he and...
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Bill Cosby, center, pauses in the courtyard as one of his attorneys Angela Agrusa, right, makes a statement to the media, as they arrive for the third day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 24, 2017 - 4:59 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members. Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also selected three of six alternates, and two of them are black. Cosby's lawyers had complained this week that prosecutors...
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