Trials

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 19, 2018 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge...
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In this photo provided by the law firm Lassiter and Cassinelli, John Brown, second from right, poses with Midwest Innocence Project investigator Blair Johnson, MIP attorney Rachel Wester, and attorney Erin Cassinelli after Brown was released from prison on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Little Rock, Ark. In August, a judge overturned Brown's 1992 conviction for the murder and robbery of an elderly woman. The state is appealing the judge's decision and Brown could still be retried. (Jene Louviere/Lassiter and Cassinelli via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 5:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man whose 1992 murder conviction was overturned with the help of the Midwest Innocence Project was freed from prison Wednesday, describing the moment as "surreal" and saying he plans to meet up with his fiancée before traveling to see family in Las Vegas. John...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens at right during the second day of his murder trial for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, as a video image of McDonald body lying in the street is displayed in court at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 19, 2018 - 12:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Testimony is expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. In the first two days of testimony, the case was dominated by officers and former officers who were at the scene in October 2014 when the white officer shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16...
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Chicago Police Officer Joseph McElligott raises his right hand as he prepares to take the stand and testify during the opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 18, 2018 - 6:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police officers clearly do not want to be in court testifying against a colleague accused of murder, with one of them so uncomfortable he couldn't bring himself to point to the man on trial, something witnesses are routinely asked to do. But one after another — whether...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2006, file photo, Adam Mau is arraigned in Honolulu. The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after Mau allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he's satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits him to a psychiatric hospital. Capping one of Hawaii's most infamous cases, a state judge earlier in September 2018 found Mau unfit to stand trial and dismissed all charges, including murder and kidnapping. (Richard Walker/Honolulu Star-Bulletin via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 9:53 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after a man allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he's satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits him to a psychiatric hospital. Capping one of Hawaii's most infamous cases, a state judge last...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault trial, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's wife wants a Pennsylvania ethics board to investigate the judge set to sentence her husband Sept. 24, on felony sex assault charges. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Days before Bill Cosby's scheduled sentencing on felony sex assault charges, his wife demanded Monday that a Pennsylvania ethics board investigate the judge over what she says is bias. Camille Cosby renewed allegations that trial judge Steven O'Neill had a grudge with a key witness, former...
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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke walks toward the judge's bench during a hearing for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Attorneys for Van Dyke, who is charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting, announced Friday that they will stick with a jury for the trial rather than have a judge decide the case. (Antonio Perez /Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 12:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday showed jurors video of a white Chicago police officer opening fire on black teenager Laquan McDonald, saying the 2014 fatal shooting was "completely unnecessary." The video shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times as the 17-year-old, carrying a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells, "Shoot me 16 times," at a Chicago police officer as he and others march through Chicago's Loop, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 15, 2018 - 9:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of a Chicago police officer facing murder charges in the shooting of a black teen shines a spotlight on a troubled force that has been accused of racial bias, excessive force and a code of silence. Many big cities share these problems, but one expert says that Chicago is...
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Attorney Kevin Downing, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, speaks to members of the media after leaving federal court in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors. The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The charges against Manafort are related to his Ukrainian consulting work, not Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 14, 2018 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Paul Manafort's lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors "to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life." Kevin Downing...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The prosecutor in Cosby’s sex-assault case is opposing the actor’s demand that the trial judge step down before the sentencing in September 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 13, 2018 - 5:01 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The prosecutor in Bill Cosby's sex-assault case is opposing the actor's demand that the trial judge step down before this month's sentencing. Cosby's lawyers say Judge Steven O'Neill has a longstanding grudge with a key pretrial witness and should recuse himself. O'Neill is...
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