Juries

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 06, 2018 - 8:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly. A clerk announced the...
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October 06, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A black man has been acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of a white man outside a bar in a case his attorney said stemmed from "ugly racism." Jurors deliberated for four hours Friday before acquitting Stephen Spencer of homicide, aggravated assault and...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 7:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Hundreds of boisterous but peaceful demonstrators briefly blocked several streets in downtown Chicago after white police...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 4:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from officers. The video, some of the...
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Protesters rally outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse during closing arguments of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke murder trial in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 7:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Two alternate jurors in the trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke say they would have found him guilty in the...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 5:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sparred over what video of the deadly encounter actually proves Thursday just before jurors withdrew to begin deliberating. During closing arguments ,...
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West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker, right, and her attorney, Mike Hissam, address reporters Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va., after state senators voted to allow her to remain in office following a two-day impeachment trial. (AP Photo/John Raby)
October 02, 2018 - 11:08 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One West Virginia Supreme Court justice has survived an impeachment scare. Another could face more serious consequences. Justice Beth Walker will remain in office after state senators overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to reject an impeachment article against her after a two-day...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters as he waits for the arrival of Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana at the Pentagon. Mattis is offering a dim view of females serving in infantry jobs. He's told a Virginia Military Institute class that the jury is out on whether women can succeed in combat. Mattis says there are too few women in the infantry ranks to provide enough data on how it's going. He says he has asked top Army and Marine leaders for information to determine if having women in the infantry is a strength or weakness. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 25, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The jury is still out on whether women can be successful in infantry jobs, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, while offering students at the Virginia Military Institute a dim view of female troops serving on the front line. Mattis, a retired Marine, said there are too few...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2015, file photo, people visit Galilee Memorial Gardens cemetery near Memphis, Tenn. On Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, a jury found the cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones’ bodies were mishandled, but hasn’t yet determined how much it should pay relatives. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)
September 24, 2018 - 7:46 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones' bodies were mishandled, but hasn't yet determined how much it should pay relatives. With Monday's ruling, the jury found several funeral homes that also...
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This undated photo provided by Scotty Barr shows Ashley Johnson-Barr. An Alaska man found with the cellphone of the missing girl was charged Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in connection with her death after GPS coordinates of where the phone had traveled led authorities to the girl's body. (Scotty Barr via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 8:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man physically took the cellphone away from a 10-year-old girl who was later found dead, and he lied to authorities when he said he found her phone on the ground, according to a federal grand jury indictment filed Thursday. The indictment filed in U.S. District...
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