Trials

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, defendant Tyerell Przybycien waits for the start of his preliminary hearing, in 4th District Court, Provo, Utah. A judge ruled ruled Tuesday, Oct. 17, that Przybycien, who was accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death, should stand trial on a murder charge. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
October 18, 2017 - 6:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death should stand trial on a murder charge. Judge James Brady in a ruling Tuesday called the case unusual but said Tyerell Przybycien...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez arrives to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J. Karissa Willhite, former staffer for Menendez has given testimony Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his bribery trial that differs from the prosecution’s version of events. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 18, 2017 - 6:38 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former staffer for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez gave testimony at his bribery trial Wednesday that differed from the prosecution's version of events. Karissa Willhite testified she and other staffers were probing Medicare policy issues and not trying to specifically help a wealthy...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Liberian accused of committing gruesome war crimes when he was a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah was convicted Wednesday of lying about his past so he could enter the U.S. Several people from the west African nation came to Philadelphia to speak of their encounters with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. A Pennsylvania judge is set to announce whether Sandusky will get a second shot at persuading a jury he’s innocent of child molestation charges. Judge John Foradora says he’ll post his opinion and order in Sandusky’s request for a new trial or dismissal of charges online at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 18, 2017 - 1:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence. Judge John Foradora denied Sandusky's requests for a new trial or for...
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FILE- In this Friday, June 3, 2011, image former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic removes his hat in the court room during his initial appearance at the U.N.'s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. A United Nations war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts on Nov. 22, 2017, in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Mladic. Mladic was tried on 11 counts including genocide, murder and terror for allegedly overseeing atrocities by Serb forces in Bosnian's 1992-95 war that left 100,000 dead. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
October 18, 2017 - 9:37 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic. Mladic was tried on 11 counts including genocide, murder and terror for allegedly overseeing atrocities by Serb forces in...
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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez greets supporters as he arrives to court in Newark, N.J., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The judge in Menendez's corruption trial could rule on Monday to dismiss the bulk of the indictment against the New Jersey Democrat, a decision that prosecutors say could "broadly legalize pay-to-play politics." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 17, 2017 - 3:36 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Testimony from defense witnesses in the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Tuesday included a curious story involving the former governor of Florida and a zinger by a prosecutor that left jurors chuckling but earned an admonition from the judge. Earlier in the...
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October 17, 2017 - 2:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The misconduct trial against a longtime South Carolina senator accused of pocketing more than $130,000 in campaign donations is moving forward. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen on Tuesday ruled that Solicitor David Pascoe has authority to prosecute Republican Sen. John Courson...
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Protesters supporting the ongoing anti-government protest hold posters of a prisoner outside the Court of Appeal of Casablanca, Morocco, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Demonstrators are calling for justice for 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to this North African kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011. Trial resumed Tuesday for the 21 activists in a court in Casablanca, and was adjourned until Oct. 24.(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
October 17, 2017 - 8:40 am
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Demonstrators are calling for the release of 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to the North African kingdom since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. The trial resumed Tuesday for the activists in a Casablanca court, and...
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Jacob Carrizal, the first biker to be prosecuted for his alleged role in the May 17, 2015, Twin Peaks shootout heads to court Wednesday Oct.11, 2017, in Waco, Texas. Jury selection began this week in the first of those trials, against Bandidos Dallas chapter president Christopher "Jake" Carrizal for leading and engaging in organized criminal activity. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 6:25 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Steel barriers and sheriff's deputies surrounded the courthouse in Waco, Texas, in a show of heightened security as the trial began for an alleged leader of the Bandidos biker gang in connection to the deadliest shootout between biker groups in U.S. history. But experts say the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez arrives to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J. A decision is looming in the trial of Menendez that could lead to the dismissal of charges and alter the legal landscape for future corruption cases. A judge could rule on Monday, Oct. 16, whether to dismiss part of the indictment against the New Jersey Democrat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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 ruling narrowing the definition of bribery. The decision by U.S. District Judge Williams Walls was a major defeat...
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