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Trump sues Manhattan prosecutor over tax returns, says immune from criminal probe

Trump sues Manhattan prosecutor over tax returns, says immune from criminal probeDonald Trump sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday, seeking to void a subpoena for eight years of tax returns related to a criminal probe into the U.S. president and his family business. The lawsuit deepens Trump’s efforts to keep his finances under wraps, despite having promised during his 2016 White House run that he would disclose his tax returns.



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Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in DetroitA prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder in the killings of the women whose bodies were found in abandoned houses in the city as far back as February 2018, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said at a news conference. Martin is expected to be arraigned on these charges Wednesday afternoon, Worthy said.



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ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of I.Coast's Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of I.Coast's GbagboThe chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people. Gbagbo, the first head of state to stand trial in The Hague, and his deputy Charles Ble Goude, were both cleared of crimes against humanity in January and released the following month. “The appeal will demonstrate that the trial chamber committed legal and procedural errors which led to the acquittals of Mr Gbagbo and Mr Ble Goude on all counts,” Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office said.



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ICC prosecutor ordered to reopen Gaza flotilla case

ICC prosecutor ordered to reopen Gaza flotilla caseThe International Criminal Court on Monday ordered the tribunal’s prosecutor for a second time to reconsider whether to press charges over a deadly Israeli raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza in 2010. In the latest step in a long-running legal battle at the court in The Hague, appeals judges told prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to decide by December whether to reopen the case. Nine Turkish citizens died in May 2010 when Israeli marines stormed the Mavi Marmara, among eight ships trying to break a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.



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ICC prosecutor ordered to reopen Gaza flotilla case

ICC prosecutor ordered to reopen Gaza flotilla caseThe International Criminal Court on Monday ordered the tribunal’s prosecutor for a second time to reconsider whether to press charges over a deadly Israeli raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza in 2010. In the latest step in a long-running legal battle at the court in The Hague, appeals judges told prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to decide by December whether to reopen the case. Nine Turkish citizens died in May 2010 when Israeli marines stormed the Mavi Marmara, among eight ships trying to break a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.



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Rapists who target drunk women cannot be charged with rape under New York law, prosecutor says

Rapists who target drunk women cannot be charged with rape under New York law, prosecutor saysThe scenario is unfortunately common: A woman goes to a bar and chooses to have several drinks. Later that night, she becomes a victim of sexual assault.In New York, Manhattan's top prosecutor says, the assaulter can not be charged with a sex crime because of a legal loophole stipulating that someone who becomes voluntarily intoxicated is not considered "mentally incapacitated" for purposes of giving consent.



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Jeffrey Epstein's death revealed 'inexplicable negligence,' former federal prosecutor says

Jeffrey Epstein's death revealed 'inexplicable negligence,' former federal prosecutor says“How do they not keep an eye on that guy, especially after he tries to kill himself?” says Elie Honig on the latest episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”



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Jussie Smollett case: Dan Webb appointed special prosecutor in 'Empire' actor's case

Jussie Smollett case: Dan Webb appointed special prosecutor in 'Empire' actor's caseA former U.S. Attorney has been appointed as a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case.



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Prosecutor: Cannibalism victim was butchered 'like you wouldn't kill a livestock animal'

Prosecutor: Cannibalism victim was butchered 'like you wouldn't kill a livestock animal'Joseph Oberhansley, 38, is accused of killing his estranged girlfriend and eating parts of her brain and organs in 2014.



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Federal prosecutor blames shootout on 'rhetoric' of Philadelphia DA

Federal prosecutor blames shootout on 'rhetoric' of Philadelphia DAIn the wake of a shootout that injured six police officers, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia denounced the city’s chief prosecutor for fostering a toxic atmosphere regarding the police.



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