Trials

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Monday, June 12, in a Minnesota police officer’s manslaughter trial in the death of a black motorist. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 11, 2017 - 2:43 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist last summer will resume Monday with closing arguments. Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2016 file photo, police move in on a group of protesters throwing rocks at them in Milwaukee in response to the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man, by Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown. Jury selection kicks off Monday, June 12, 2017 in the trial for Heaggan-Brown, who was charged in December with first-degree reckless homicide in Smith's death. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
June 11, 2017 - 11:36 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man last year ignited riots on the city's north side goes on trial this week. Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Sylville Smith, 23. Heaggan-...
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Bill Cosby arrives with Comedian Joe Torry, second from right, for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 10, 2017 - 3:55 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania has moved at a brisk pace and produced gripping testimony along with moments of levity. The case could reach the jury early this week. The aging Hollywood icon is charged with drugging and molesting a young woman he befriended...
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June 10, 2017 - 12:30 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Rutgers University professor who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said consented to the relationship by communicating on a keyboard. The court also ruled Friday that Anna Stubblefield...
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June 09, 2017 - 5:26 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court says a weapons conviction should be upheld, rejecting arguments that information from an anonymous 911 caller that led police to him shouldn't have been admitted at a trial on constitutional grounds. The justices overturned Friday a lower...
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June 09, 2017 - 3:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist says he saw a gun before firing. Yanez is charged with...
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Bill Cosby arrives with Comedian Joe Torry, second from right, for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 09, 2017 - 1:12 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers asked for a mistrial but were rejected after they say a prosecution sex assault expert was trying to convict the comedian from the witness stand. Cosby's lawyers argued...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, June 5, 2017, in the trial for officer Yanez, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights in July 2015. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 09, 2017 - 12:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A use-of-force expert testified Friday that a Minnesota police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a black motorist moments after the man told him he was carrying a gun, and said his tests found the motorist could have pulled the weapon in a fraction of a second...
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June 09, 2017 - 7:51 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local): 6:40 a.m. The attorney for a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop says he plans to call...
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Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 09, 2017 - 5:36 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have heard excerpts from the comedian's lurid, decade-old deposition, but explosive sections about him obtaining quaaludes and giving them to women before sex are yet to come. Prosecutors on Friday are expected to continue focusing...
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