St. Louis Braces for Unrest Over Ex-Cop’s Murder Verdict

Fearing a repeat of protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo., three years ago sparked by the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, St. Louis officials prepared Thursday for the following day’s verdict in the murder trial of another white officer who killed a black motorist six years ago.

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Judge Rails at Prosecution as Menendez Testimony Kicks Off 

The judge in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his longtime friend chastised prosecutors Thursday for asking a witness “irrelevant” questions, and he cautioned both sides to avoid turning the case into a tabloid trial by focusing on details about swanky hotels, limestone baths and rain showers.

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Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez ‘Sold His Office’ for Ritzy Trips

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez “sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn’t afford” by accepting luxury trips from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence in return, a government prosecutor told jurors Wednesday during opening statements of the Democrat’s corruption trial.

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