McConnell opposes impeachment witnesses but supported them in 1999

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is arguing against witnesses giving testimony in the expected impeachment trial of President Donald Trump -- but he had a different view in 1999 when he advocated for a request by Republican House impeachment managers to have witnesses testify in the case against then-President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

Amber Guyger murder trial heads to its conclusion

Amber Guyger's defense team said Monday that prosecutors are relying on "sexting and speculation" to convince jurors that the former Dallas police officer was unreasonable in killing a man in his own apartment.

How the last chief justice handled an impeachment trial

Two decades ago, Chief Justice William Rehnquist captured unprecedented attention as he presided over the Senate trial of a president, a role that would fall to Chief Justice John Roberts if the US House were to impeach President Donald Trump and a Senate trial were launched.

Trial over weight loss drug starts in France

A French court has heard the start of a trial involving a weight loss pill that public health officials say may have been responsible for as many as 2,000 deaths.

Alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder represents self at trial

The trial of a Chinese woman accused of lying her way through a Secret Service checkpoint at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this year got off to an unusual start Monday, when the defendant said repeatedly that she thought the trial had been canceled and there was a delay over her access to underwear and clothing.

US transports alleged American ISIS fighter from Syria to face trial

The US has transported an American citizen who is alleged to have been an ISIS fighter back to American soil from Syria in order to face trial for his alleged involvement with the terror group, according to two US officials familiar with the matter.

Mistrial declared on murder counts in trial of Benghazi suspect

A federal judge on Monday declared a mistrial on 15 criminal charges against Benghazi conspirator Mustafa al-Imam, including murder charges related to the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans, after the jury couldn't reach an agreement on al-Imam's guilt.

Officer who helped take down Eric Garner faces internal trial

The New York police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the 2014 death of Eric Garner administered "a lethal dose of prohibited force" for no reason, as Garner posed no danger, a lawyer said Monday in a disciplinary hearing.

Prosecutors say El Chapo shouldn't get new trial

Prosecutors don't think Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman should get a new trial, or that jurors should be brought back to court for an evidentiary hearing to see if there was any juror misconduct during the Mexican drug lord's nearly three-month trial, according to a court filing Monday.

Documents: Flynn to be star witness in trial of ex-lobbying partner

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and Russia investigation cooperator Michael Flynn will be a "principal witness" in the upcoming trial of his former lobbying partner -- and his statements to special counsel Robert Mueller will matter in that case too, according to court submissions on Friday.

He drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville. Now the question is why

Attorneys for both the prosecution and defense agree that James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters last year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesvile, Virginia, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer, 32.

'El Chapo' trial to begin under unprecedented security measures

While a US prosecutor painted for a jury the picture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera as the leader of a powerful and murderous drug cartel, his defense lawyer countered that Guzman was a "leader of nothing," a myth, not a feared boss.

Is Harvard fair? Historic affirmative action trial begins Monday

A lawsuit against Harvard brought on behalf of Asian-American students who failed to gain admission goes to trial on Monday in one of the most consequential race cases in decades, with affirmative action policies across the country at stake.

Paul Manafort pleads guilty and agrees to cooperate with Mueller investigation

After months of vowing to fight for his innocence, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort conceded to committing several federal crimes and agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department, including in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.