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London Islamic cleric known for fiery oratory found guilty in New York terrorism trial

NEW YORK (AP) — London Islamic cleric known for fiery oratory found guilty in New York terrorism trial. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Jurors hear dramatic hostage tale at U.S. trial of London imam

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – As volleys of gunfire rang out across the desert, the kidnapper stared at his captives and said, "It's goodbye to you all." Margaret Thompson, an American tourist held at gunpoint, wasn't sure what would happen next. "I hoped it meant they were getting ready to release us," she […]

Damages phase of BP Gulf spill trial set for January

The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday, and billions of dollars could be on the line. Fines under the Clean Water Act could top $17 billion, an amount more than BP's profit in 2013, […]

Openings begin in US trial of Egyptian preacher

NEW YORK (AP) — The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself […]

Jury begins deliberating in murder trial of Iraqi-American man

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Jurors began deliberating on Wednesday in the trial of an Iraqi-American man charged with murdering his wife in a case first investigated as a hate crime, following closing arguments in which prosecutors urged the panel to find him guilty. A defense attorney countered during his summation that there […]

Iraqi man goes on trial for California death first probed as hate crime

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The trial of an Iraqi-American man got under way in San Diego on Tuesday on charges he beat his wife to death, a 2012 killing first investigated as a possible anti-Muslim hate crime but later said by prosecutors to be the result of domestic violence. Shaima Alawadi, a […]

Texas screens jurors for trial of man charged with killing prosecutors

By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) – A Texas court on Friday began screening thousands of potential jurors to serve in the October trial of a case that dominated headlines last year, when a man was accused of shooting dead three people, including two prosecutors. Nearly 3,000 people have been summoned to come to the Rockwall […]

Next phase of Gulf oil spill trial set for 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has set a tentative trial date next year to consider federal Clean Water Act penalties that BP could face for the millions of gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. View full post on Crime and Trials News […]

Federal death penalty trial set to open in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

U.S. Army general to admit guilt to lesser counts in sex crimes trial

By Colleen Jenkins FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) – A U.S. Army general will plead guilty on Thursday to military crimes of having an adulterous affair, seeking nude photos of junior officers and possessing pornography while deployed in Afghanistan, his lawyers said. Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, the defendant in a rare court-martial against a top […]