Posts Tagged Crime

Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

Oscar Pistorius reacts as he  listens to forensic evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense.

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Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

Olivia Savarino, center, hugs Christelle Pierre-Louis, left, as Callie Benjamin, right, looks on near the finish line of the Boston Marathon during ceremonies on Boylston Street, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. Savarino and Benjamin were working at the Forum restaurant when a bomb went off in front of the building on April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

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Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 after questioning by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, had earlier finished. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution’s efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

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Virginia State player pleads guilty to assault

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia State football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Winston-Salem State’s starting quarterback during a November luncheon, the day before the teams were going to play for the league championship.

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Merriman suing Nike over Lights Out name

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line.

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