A day after a unanimous jury found Roundup weed killer caused a California man’s cancer, Monsanto’s lawyers asked jurors Wednesday to set aside their feelings about the controversial company in deciding whether it also knew Roundup was carcinogenic and how much money it should fork over if it did.Read more
Two men were tense sitting in an SUV in the parking lot of a Houston bank in December 2016, waiting for an armored car to pull up, a guard to get out with a cashbox, their ringleader to pull the trigger on his scope-mounted rifle, and to watch the guard fall dead, federal prosecutors say.Read more
A federal jury on Tuesday unanimously found Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused a California man’s cancer, advancing his high-stakes San Francisco trial to a second phase to decide whether the agrochemical company is liable for his illness and how much it might owe for selling him a carcinogenic product.Read more
Eight jurors Wednesday heard closing arguments by attorneys in a highly technical federal patent trial in the ongoing global intellectual property dispute between technology giants Qualcomm and Apple where millions of dollars are at stake.Read more
Witness testimony wrapped up Wednesday afternoon to conclude an eight-day bench trial that will determine the constitutionality of Ohio’s electoral map, which critics say gives Republicans a clear advantage in congressional races after districts were redrawn following the 2010 census.Read more
Attorneys for a California man asked a San Francisco federal jury on Tuesday to clear claims that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer for a second round of trial testimony, to decide how much money the agrochemical company owes for selling the man a dangerous product.Read more
A federal judge said Monday he will likely let jurors hear a witness exclaim “that was unnecessary” after police officers fired dozens of rounds at a 26-year-old man on video, despite the city of San Francisco’s objections.Read more
Attorneys for a California man claiming Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer gave him lymphoma and a prominent oncologist testifying on the agrochemical company’s behalf sparred in a San Francisco courtroom Monday over the seemingly murky causes of the disease, on the last full day of trial testimony before a federal jury decides if the popular herbicide is carcinogenic.Read more
A South Florida police officer is headed to prison for the 2015 shooting death of a drummer stranded on the side of the road, whom he confronted in undercover clothing with no visible badge, triggering a fatal encounter between the two armed men.Read more
A California man’s trial over claims that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his cancer inched closer to a mistrial on Tuesday, as a third juror was dismissed just one week into the high-stakes proceedings in San Francisco.Read more
Examining video footage of a holdup that occurred just minutes before a Pennsylvania bank closed its doors for the day, bank workers testified Tuesday against a man nicknamed the “Straw Hat Bandit” who is accused of robbing 11 banks and stealing close to half a million dollars between 2012 and 2016.Read more
A Texas judge who told jurors they had mistakenly convicted a woman charged with sex trafficking because God told him she is innocent was censured for those statements by a state judicial ethics commission, the board announced Monday.Read more
Opening statements were delivered Monday to a three-judge panel tasked with determining whether Ohio lawmakers gerrymandered several congressional districts after the 2010 census to ensure they remained under Republican control.Read more
In another test of the #MeToo movement’s strength in court, a federal judge in Brooklyn heard arguments Friday over defamation claims brought by a male author against a woman who created a leaked spreadsheet accusing him of sexual misconduct.Read more
Due to his declining health, the trial of a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard is unlikely to be finished, a German state court said.Read more
The San Francisco judge overseeing a string of federal jury trials over whether Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Tuesday sanctioned a lead trial attorney for discussing prohibited evidence in opening statements to the jury.Read more
On the first day of a federal jury trial over whether Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup caused a California man’s cancer, the San Francisco judge overseeing the trial threatened to sanction the man’s lawyer for discussing prohibited evidence in front of the jury.Read more
A federal jury on Monday convicted a man with a grudge against the government for trying to set off what he believed was an explosive-filled van at a downtown Oklahoma City bank two years ago.Read more
WASHINGTON (CN) – The federal judge overseeing Roger Stone’s case ordered him to appear in court Thursday to explain why he posted a picture of her on Instagram with apparent crosshairs of a gun sight near her head.
Stone, a longtime Trump confidante, deleted the first image not long after he posted it, only to post the image again without the crosshairs before deleting that one, too.
Later in the day his attorneys submitted a notice of apology to the court.
“Please inform the court that the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted,” the 1-page apology said. “I had no intention of disrespecting the court and humbly apologize to the Court for the transgression.”
Gearing up to modify the limited gag order issued in Stone’s case, or the conditions of his pretrial release, Jackson directed Stone to change her mind.
Stone meanwhile took to Instagram to claim his posts were misinterpreted.
“This was a random photo taken from the Internet,” he said. “Any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect court is categorically false.”
Apart from the image, Stone’s post called Special Counsel Robert Mueller a “deep state hitman,” and characterized the case against him as a “show trial.” He also noted that Jackson, an Obama appointee, had dismissed a lawsuit brought by the parents of two of the four Americans killed when insurgents stormed the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
Stone has denied to the Washington Post that his initial post contained crosshairs.
“What some say are crosshairs are in fact the logo of the organization that originally posted it – something called corruption central,” he told the Post. “They use the logo in many places.”
Special Counsel Mueller has indicted Stone for lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering about his effort to acquire information about Democratic Party emails WikiLeaks published that U.S. intelligence agencies say Russian intelligence stole in an effort to tilt the 2016 election in then-candidate Donald Trump’s favor.
Stone has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
On Friday prosecutors said in a court filing they had executed several search warrants on accounts containing Stone’s communications with WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, which Mueller has alleged is the likely pseudonym for a group of Russian intelligence officials that hacked Democratic Party emails.
The communications were obtained “from common search warrants” the special counsel used to investigate and prosecute a group of 12 Russian intelligence officials related to the theft and transfer of the Democratic emails, which were damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Judge Jackson meanwhile issued a limited gag order in the case on Friday,
instructing Stone not to make public statements about the case at or near the courthouse, and instructing attorneys in the case, including for potential witnesses, to refrain from statements that could prejudice jurors.
Sending the notorious drug kingpin back to the pen, but this time in the U.S., an anonymous federal jury convicted Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Tuesday for his years-long reign over the Sinaloa cartel.Read more