Trials

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished the death penalty and some activists aren't happy about it. Former Gov. George Ryan, who took the first step toward abolishing the state's death penalty by placing a moratorium on executions in Illinois in 2000, a year after the state's last execution, said the federal decision to hold a death penalty trial there subverted the will of the majority of the residents. The trial in which openings are set for Wednesday, June 12, highlights the rarity of such cases. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
June 10, 2019 - 3:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A perplexed prospective juror at the trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China said during jury selection last week that she didn't understand how a conviction could carry the death penalty in Illinois when the...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:22 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A judge in Venezuela has ordered a trial in the case of six American oil executives held for 18 months on corruption charges that have contributed to tensions with the U.S. During a hearing Friday, judge Rosvelin Gil dismissed a defense request that the six employees of...
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File - In this 2018 file photo, Scott Daniel Warren, who is charged with human smuggling walks in to U.S. District Court in Tucson, Ariz. Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist are deliberating whether activist Scott Warren was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants, or was he conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. The decision by jurors who got the case Friday, June 7, 2019, could have wide ranging implications for the humanitarian aid groups who say their work has been increasingly under attack since President Donald Trump took office. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 5:21 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist started deliberating Friday whether he was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants or was instead conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. Scott Warren, 36, the longtime...
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Former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, attends a session of the district court in Oldenburg, Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP, Pool)
June 05, 2019 - 1:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Defense closing arguments are getting underway in the case of a former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in northern Germany. Prosecutors have already asked for life in prison for Niels Hoegel, 42, for the killings at a hospital in Oldenburg between 1999 and 2002...
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This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ago have arrived in Illinois from China for the murder trial of the man accused of abducting and killing her. Former Illinois student Brendt Christensen is charged with Zheng, whose body hasn't been found. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin Monday, June 3, 2019. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 10:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The mother and father of a 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar who went missing in 2017 arrived at a central Illinois on Monday for the start of the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing their...
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FILE - This March 9, 2017, file photo, shows celebrated chef Thomas Keller in the kitchen of his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants, Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California, for discrimination, saying she was denied a job transfer and ultimately let go because she was pregnant. Vanessa Scott-Allen is seeking $5 million in damages for allegations that include sex discrimination and violation of pregnancy disability leave and says she hopes her trial, which starts Monday, June 3, 2019, will draw attention to a "culture of misogyny in fine dining," said her attorney, Carla Minnard. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 02, 2019 - 10:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — for discrimination, saying she was denied a job transfer and ultimately let go because she was pregnant. Vanessa...
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FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Jury selection starts Monday, June 3, 2019 in Peoria, Ill., for the federal trial of Christensen in the 2017 disappearance and suspected killing of Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China whose body hasn’t been found. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 02, 2019 - 11:43 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Illinois graduate student is set to stand trial in the 2017 disappearance and suspected killing of a visiting scholar from China — a case in which the death penalty is possible and that has been closely watched in the home country of the victim, whose body hasn...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, hugs his wife, Andrea Gallagher, after leaving a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in San Diego. The decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
May 30, 2019 - 10:26 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Attorneys for a decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner will try again Friday to have the case dismissed after their client was unexpectedly freed from custody. A military judge released Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher from...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Rapper Kodak Black is due back in Miami federal court after his arrest at a Miami hip-hop festival around which several violent incidents occurred. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami have successfully appealed a judge's decision to release rapper Kodak Black on bond after his arrest on weapons charges. In a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Judge Federico Moreno said the 21-year-old rapper was a "danger to the community" based...
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Defense Attorney Daniel Nardoni, left, questions Ashton Kutcher during his tesitimony in the murder trial of Michael Gargiulo in Los Angeles Superior Court, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Gargiulo, 43, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and an attempted-murder charge stemming from attacks in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008, including the death of Kutcher's former girlfriend, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
May 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashton Kutcher has testified at a Los Angeles murder trial that he went to pick up a woman to go out for drinks on a night in 2001 and left when she didn't answer her door, only to learn the next day she had been killed. The 41-year-old actor said from the witness stand Wednesday...
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