Posts Tagged Legal proceedings

Pistorius forensic expert continues testimony

Forensic expert, Roger Dixon, left, holds a court exhibit, a magazine rack, as he answers questions put to him by chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel , right, during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake.

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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

Boston Police officer John Quinn walks with, Miller, his bomb detection canine, over the finish line while sweeping the area in preparation for the Boston Marathon, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

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Sharper’s attorneys to question Arizona evidence

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women.

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Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper’s DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday.

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Judge again rejects NFL’s $765M concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has again denied preliminary approval of the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims.

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