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  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
  • Man accused of feticide wishes ex-wife happy birthday Play Video

    January 29, 2015 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill. "I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
  • Executive: No guarantee BP will help pay subsidiary's fines

    January 27, 2015 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty. Richard Morrison, chairman of the board for BP... more »
  • Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    January 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says demonstrations won't be allowed near the courthouse during trial of a man accused of abandoning a pit bull puppy in a rental unit last year. Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Lee is scheduled for trial Monday on a charge of cruelty to the puppy, then... more »
  • Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

    January 20, 2015 8:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal trial beginning in New Orleans is aimed at determining how much money BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties as a result of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Government lawyers at the trial opening Tuesday will be arguing for maximum penalties that could reached:... more »
  • BP hopes to lessen potential $13.7 billion spill penalty

    January 19, 2015 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the government and oil giant BP are preparing for trial in New Orleans that could add more than $13 billion in penalties to the billions BP already has shelled out as a result of 2010 Gulf oil spill. Federal lawyers say BP should pay as... more »
  • Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

    January 13, 2015 5:35 PM

    BOSTON - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because of the terror attacks in France. The filing late Tuesday says a delay would allow time for "the extraordinary prejudice" from the attacks... more »
  • NY defense lawyer: Silk Road creator is not a drug dealer

    January 13, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York defense lawyer says a San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used for drug dealing. Attorney Joshua Dratel said at the criminal trial's opening Tuesday that Ross William... more »
  • About-face in CIA leak case

    January 12, 2015 7:58 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA- Federal prosecutors are doing an about-face in a case where they pushed to get testimony from a reporter for the New York Times about leaks from the CIA. Prosecutors don't want James Risen to testify at the trial of an ex-CIA employee, Jeffery Sterling. Prosecutors contend Sterling... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez murder trial to begin with jury selection

    January 9, 2015 2:30 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for... more »
  • Attorney confident mother won't see trial in son's death Play Video

    January 7, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Brittni Clark, the mother accused of negligent homicide in her son's drowning death, bonded out of jail late Tuesday evening on a $10,000 bond. Her attorney is upset she spent time in jail, accused of neglecting her child the day he fell into an abandoned sewer hole... more »
  • Final pre-trial hearing for Aaron Hernandez in 2013 murder

    January 6, 2015 5:23 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected in court for the final pre-trial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him. Prosecutors and Hernandez's lawyers on Tuesday are expected to take up their remaining issues before jury selection begins Friday in Bristol... more »
  • Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial

    December 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    BOSTON - A federal judge has denied requests by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of state and to delay its start. U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole Jr. issued his denials Wednesday and said explanations will be issued later in the day.... more »
  • Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

    December 22, 2014 2:07 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A pre-trial hearing on jury issues is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the... more »
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    December 19, 2014 11:55 AM

    DENVER - Some victims of the Colorado theater shooting are outraged that the parents of suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty just weeks before his trial is set to begin. In a statement released Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is... more »
  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    December 18, 2014 3:42 PM

    WAUKESHA, WI - A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
  • Ebola vaccine trial suspended after side effects

    December 11, 2014 8:06 AM

    LONDON, England - Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve said the trial had been suspended "as a precautionary measure." The study involving 59 people... more »
  • Ex-BP executive fighting Gulf oil spill charges

    December 3, 2014 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive accused of obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill remains on track for a trial next year, despite defense efforts to have the charges dismissed. A Justice Department spokesman says U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt on Wednesday declined to throw... more »
  • US judge: State to try suit against oil companies

    December 3, 2014 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has sent a Plaquemines Parish lawsuit against 19 oil and gas companies back to state court for trial. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey's ruling sets the stage for the return of 27 others suits to state courts in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes. Zainey ruled... more »
  • 4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    November 28, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... more »
  • Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    November 22, 2014 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been continued until Feb. 23. Le was scheduled to be tried Dec. 1 on one charge each of attempted murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors moved Friday for a continuance, arguing... more »
  • Jury to begin murder-for-hire deliberations today Play Video

    November 19, 2014 5:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Attorneys presented their final arguments to jurors Wednesday in the trial of Monique Kitts and Karl Howard, the man Kitts is accused of hiring to kill her husband, and the jury will begin decided the pair's fate Thursday. Prosecutors said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to murder... more »
  • Murder-for-hire trial postponed until next week

    November 10, 2014 11:27 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A murder-for-hire trial in West Baton Rouge has been continued until Monday, Nov. 17. Attorneys for 45-year-old Monique Kitts and 30-year-old Karl Howard were set to resume their defense today at 9 a.m., but Judge J. Robin Free chose to postpone the trial for the week... more »
  • Murder-for-hire trial underway in West Baton Rouge

    October 27, 2014 4:53 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An accused hit man and the woman authorities claim hired him to kill her husband faced a Port Allen jury Monday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard face charges of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Cory Kitts. Investigators said the victim was shot three... more »
  • Cyclists had lights on before deadly wreck

    October 16, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic crash expert says at least one cyclist had LED lights illuminated on his bike when Joseph Branch hit and killed one man, injuring another. Branch faces vehicular homicide charges for killing Nathan Crowson and injuring Danny Morris while they rode their bikes on Perkins... more »
  • Jury seated in vehicular homicide trial Play Video

    October 14, 2014 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A six-person jury has been selected the vehicular homicide trial of a man accused of killing one cyclist and injuring a second while driving drunk in 2012. Joseph Branch faces charges of vehicular homicide and 1st degree vehicular negligent injury for the crash that killed Nathan... more »
  • Ex-BP engineer can travel to China pending trial

    October 6, 2014 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP engineer who won a new trial this year on a charge relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted permission to travel abroad. A federal judge said Thursday that Kurt Mix will be allowed to travel to China in November... more »
  • Loud music killing re-trial

    September 29, 2014 7:45 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- Prosecutors rested their case against a man accused of murder for shooting a black teenager over an argument concerning loud music at a convenience store. Michael Dunn is on trial and the prosecutor ended her case with questions to the medical examiner about bullet wounds on 17-year-old... more »
  • Teens accused of killing delivery driver charged as adults

    September 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court. WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
  • Man faces life sentence in rape convictions

    September 26, 2014 6:17 AM

    GONZALES - A 51-year-old Raceland man faces two mandatory life sentences after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in the sexual abuse of two girls. Jurors found Edward Caldwell guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile after 40 minutes of deliberation on... more »
  • Judge hears oil spill cleanup workers' claims

    September 24, 2014 4:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases will hear arguments about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013. The oil company says that's only fair because Judge Carl... more »
  • Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, negligent killing Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:57 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She... more »
  • Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

    September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian will be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison Play Video

    September 8, 2014 3:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he... more »
  • Baton Rouge business owner admits dumping waste

    September 4, 2014 3:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man who owns a Baton Rouge business has admitted to dumping unpermitted industrial wastes into the city-parish sewer system between 2009 and 2012 and lying to a grand jury about it. 55-year-old Roger Joseph Dies faces up to 13 years in prison, along with substantial... more »
  • Texas voter I.D. trial

    September 2, 2014 7:54 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS- A federal prosecutor told a judge in Texas that state's new voter ID law is motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down since it could disenfranchise some 800,000 people and keep them away from the polls. It was in opening statements in a trial... more »
  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    August 31, 2014 11:07 AM

    DETROIT - The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. The confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history starts Tuesday in federal court. Bill Nowling, spokesman... more »
  • Landowner appeals in gopher frog dispute

    August 26, 2014 3:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana landowner is appealing a federal judge's decision that a tree farm where an endangered burrowing frog was last seen in 1965 is necessary for the animal's recovery. Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Reed Hopper filed the notice of appeal on Tuesday in federal court in New... more »
  • Psychiatrist sentenced in Medicare fraud case

    August 26, 2014 3:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities say a Louisiana psychiatrist has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme. The Justice Department says Dr. Zahid Imran was sentenced Monday for his role in the $258 million scheme. The department says the scheme... more »
  • Trial underway in endangered frog habitat suit

    August 20, 2014 4:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. An estimated 100 to 200 dusky gopher frogs live in Mississippi, with... more »
  • Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    August 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards. District Judge Todd Hernandez is hearing arguments Monday in the preliminary injunction request. The Common Core standards are math and English... more »
  • Judge: Colorado theater shooting suits can advance

    August 16, 2014 4:00 PM

    DENVER - A judge says lawsuits can move forward against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled Friday that Cinemark could have predicted moviegoers might be targeted for an attack, noting... more »
  • Anti-Common Core hearing today Play Video

    August 15, 2014 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The court battle over the future of Louisiana's education continues today. Later today, state District Judge Tim Kelley will hold a hearing for an anti-Common Core challenge filed by 17 state lawmakers. They claim the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) broke a state law... more »
  • Ex-cop who burned body post-Katrina seeks leniency

    August 15, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is about to be re-sentenced in connection with one of the crimes that came to symbolize the chaos and law enforcement scandals that followed Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae already is imprisoned for burning the body of Henry Glover - who was... more »
  • Hernandez cousin to plead to contempt charge

    August 12, 2014 7:25 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge in his 2013 murder case. Thirty-eight-year-old Tanya Singleton of Bristol, Connecticut, is due in court on Tuesday. She refused to testify before a grand jury that indicted... more »
  • Indefinite trial delay in Katrina shooting case

    August 11, 2014 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Health problems have led to an indefinite trial delay for a man facing charges in what federal prosecutors say were racially motivated shootings following Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon granted the delay Monday in the case of Roland Bourgeois Jr. Bourgeois's attorneys sought... more »
  • DA won't seek prison time for Hernandez cousin

    August 11, 2014 8:15 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Massachusetts prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years'... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »
  • Final arguments begin in Oscar Pistorius trial

    August 7, 2014 3:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday that a criminal trial was a "blunt instrument for digging... more »
  • Former Brusly police chief pleads not guilty to malfeasance, other charges

    August 5, 2014 9:06 AM

    BRUSLY - Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley has pleaded not guilty to malfeasance, theft and two counts of forgery. State investigators accused the town's former top cop of stealing seven guns from the Brusly Police Department and forging checks to get extra cash back in June. Detectives booked... more »
  • Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case

    July 26, 2014 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial... more »
  • LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

    July 25, 2014 3:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster. Patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer can enroll at LSU cancer centers in New Orleans, Houma, Covington and Baton Rouge. Most such... more »
  • Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

    July 25, 2014 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney is pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing for the only suspect arrested so far in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. The hearing for 20-year-old Trung Le is currently set for Aug. 26. But defense attorney Martin Regan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't... more »
  • Jury hears interrogation from gas station shooting

    July 23, 2014 6:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trial of Marcus Richardson, who investigators said admitted to shooting a teen at a Port Allen gas station in 2012. Jurors were shown surveillance video from the gas station on LA 1 where sheriff's deputies said Richardson shot 18-year-old Justin... more »
  • Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing on expert testimony

    July 23, 2014 2:04 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial. The hearing resumes Wednesday on a defense motion to bar testimony from firearms experts. On Tuesday, the judge heard... more »
  • Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify today

    July 22, 2014 4:46 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through. CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    July 22, 2014 2:02 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

    July 16, 2014 2:16 AM

    MIAMI, FL - There's been another delay for pop star Justin Bieber on Florida charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Prosecutors and Bieber's attorney told a judge at a hearing Wednesday they need three more weeks to determine whether the case goes to trial or is resolved... more »
  • Sharper in California court on rape charges

    July 16, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper, who is facing sexual assault allegations in several states, is returning to court in California. Sharper is scheduled to appear Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, where he's charged with drugging and raping two women last year after meeting them... more »
  • Family: Pistorius accosted at nightclub

    July 15, 2014 3:53 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial. Anneliese Burgess, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family, says an argument followed and the athlete, who... more »
  • Leger trial resumes following recess Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The vehicular homicide trial of David Leger will resume today after the judge called for a recess yesterday. It was recessed because attorneys needed a day to figure out an evidence dispute. Leger faces five charges of vehicle homicide for the 2011 crash. Prosecutors said... more »
  • Trooper: Crash scene looked like plane had exploded

    July 9, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state trooper told jurors in David Leger's vehicular homicide trial Wednesday that the deadly wreck from 2011 he's accused of causing looked like a plane had exploded on the interstate. The trooper told jurors the wreck on was "overwhelming," and there was "complete chaos" when... more »
  • Jury set, opening statements expected today in Leger trial Play Video

    July 8, 2014 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial of David Leger can begin now that prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on a six-person jury for the case. Leger is accused of killing five people in a road rage fueled crash, but family members aren't happy one person already convicted is now free.... more »
  • Pistorius' team closes case

    July 8, 2014 5:42 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The chief defense lawyer in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says he has closed his case, and the judge says final arguments will be held in court over the next two days. Lawyer Barry Roux said Tuesday that he had finished calling witnesses to testify... more »
  • Pistorius: Prosecutor counters witness objectivity

    July 7, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday that the defense witness, physician Wayne Derman, could not be objective... more »
  • Physician says Pistorius is a 'paradox'

    July 3, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A physician who has treated Oscar Pistorius has testified at the athlete's murder trial that he is a "paradox" whose racing triumphs contrast sharply with the severe limitations of his disability. Wayne Derman, a professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University of Cape Town,... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ray Nagin deserves harsh sentence

    July 2, 2014 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lies to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly. Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in... more »
  • Libyan militant faces detention hearing for Benghazi attack

    July 2, 2014 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Libyan militant now in U.S. custody in the Benghazi attacks faces a court appearance where federal prosecutors will argue why he should remain in detention. The hearing for Ahmed Abu Khattala is before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. In court papers filed Tuesday night, the U.S.... more »
  • Psych report says Pistorius is traumatized

    July 2, 2014 4:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has said at his murder trial that a psychologist's report concluded the athlete is suffering severe trauma and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care. Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday read excerpts... more »
  • Lawyer seeks to stop Patriots from paying Hernandez

    July 2, 2014 2:04 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A lawyer for the families of two men allegedly gunned down by former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to bar the Patriots from paying Hernandez a $3.2 million bonus. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting Daniel de... more »
  • Slaughter vs. McCain trial ends abruptly Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trial between Port Allen's former mayor and the financial officer she tried to fire ended before any arguments even began in West Baton Rouge Parish. Judge Alvin Batiste honored a request by the city's attorney to take a look at the merits of Audrey McCain's... more »
  • Court to reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction

    July 1, 2014 12:51 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court says it will reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstruction of justice. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a special panel of 11 judges will review a 2011 jury verdict finding Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader guilty of... more »

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