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DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew. Nobody alleges that Officer Joseph Weekley intended to kill Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who had been sleeping on […]

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a state institution next week, the judge at his murder trial ruled on Tuesday as she postponed court proceedings until June 30. Judge Thokozile Masipa took just a few minutes to read out her ruling that the double-amputee Olympian must […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has approved the release of five photos that prosecutors entered into evidence in the assault trial of singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard. One image shows Brown posing with two women outside a Washington hotel last year before the alleged assault. Another shows Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy in custody. Other images […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who accused singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to “get rich” as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. Bernard Grimm made the statements in a courtroom in Washington during the start of a trial for […]

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he realized […]

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Testifying in his murder trial on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius said he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles in their relationship but that they sorted them out, were in love and were planning a life together. Prosecutors say Pistorius was often jealous and overbearing in his relationship with Steenkamp and […]