Trials

January 31, 2018 - 12:10 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Government prosecutors have decided not to retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges, after a judge threw out some of the counts last week. Prosecutors filed the motion with the court on Wednesday. The first trial of Menendez and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen...
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January 31, 2018 - 7:12 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced three people to life prison terms for their involvement in an Islamic State group suicide bombing in 2016 at Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district that killed 12 German tourists. Anadolu Agency says the court in Istanbul...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows William Rayford, who is scheduled for execution Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, for the 1999 killing of his ex-girlfriend Carol Lynn Thomas Hall in Dallas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 11:29 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife. William Rayford, 64, became the nation's second inmate put to death this year, both in Texas, when he received lethal injection for...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows William Rayford, who is scheduled for execution Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, for the 1999 killing of his ex-girlfriend Carol Lynn Thomas Hall in Dallas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 10:25 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife. William Rayford, 64, became the nation's second inmate put to death this year, both in Texas, when he received lethal injection for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino arrives at federal court in Philadelphia. The reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements are set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Manhattan. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from the New York fraud trial of a reputed Philadelphia mob boss (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A federal prosecutor in New York says a reputed Philadelphia mob boss was a "fixer" in a widespread scheme to collect insurance payments by bribing doctors to write bogus...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino arrives at federal court in Philadelphia. The reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements are set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Manhattan. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps, surviving attempts on his life and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is back in court facing federal fraud charges. Opening statements in the trial of Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino are set for Tuesday in federal court...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino arrives at federal court in Philadelphia. The reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements are set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Manhattan. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements in the trial of Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino are set for Tuesday in Manhattan. The 55-year-old...
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January 29, 2018 - 11:21 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two former Baltimore detectives testified Monday about a series of brazen robberies and other illegal activities by a rogue police unit as the second week of a high-profile racketeering trial got underway. Indicted ex-detectives Jemell Rayam and Evodio Hendrix, who each face a...
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January 29, 2018 - 10:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two former Baltimore detectives testified Monday about a series of brazen robberies and other illegal activities by a rogue police unit as the second week of a high-profile racketeering trial got underway. Indicted ex-detectives Jemell Rayam and Evodio Hendrix, who each face a...
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January 29, 2018 - 10:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two former Baltimore detectives testified Monday about a series of brazen robberies and other illegal activities by a rogue police unit as the second week of a high-profile racketeering trial got underway. Indicted ex-detectives Jemell Rayam and Evodio Hendrix, who each face a...
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