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Charges Dropped Against Ricin Suspect; New Home Searched

Paul Kevin Curtis goes free as feds search another man's house

(Newser) - Attorneys for the Elvis impersonator accused of sending toxic letters to President Obama and others have said from the start that their client was framed. Now it's looking like they might be right: Authorities today dismissed charges against Paul Kevin Curtis and released him from prison, reports CNN . A... More »

Holmes Back in Court as State Makes Its Case

What to expect from the hearing

(Newser) - James Holmes will be back in court today for the first time in almost six months for a preliminary hearing as the prosecution lays out its case against the 25-year-old, to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to put him on trial. Holmes has been charged with 166 counts of... More »

Manning Finally Testifies: I Felt Stuck in 'Animal Cage'

WikiLeaks soldier says he faced 'sheer out-of-my-mind boredom'

(Newser) - Bradley Manning acknowledges that he acted weirdly in detention—but that was thanks to "sheer out-of-my-mind boredom," he said yesterday in a pretrial hearing. The soldier accused of passing volumes of classified material to WikiLeaks gave his first testimony yesterday after being held for more than 900 days.... More »

Costa Concordia Captain Forgot His Glasses: Lawyer

'Schettino had left his reading glasses in the cabin ': first officer's attorney

(Newser) - The Costa Concordia's captain wasn't wearing his glasses and told the first officer to handle radar duties for him on the night disaster struck off the coast of Italy, according to the first officer's lawyer. Speaking at a pretrial hearing today in the Tuscan city of Grosseto,... More »

Bradley Manning Heads to Court

In chat logs, Wikileaker wanted 'people to see the truth'

(Newser) - Bradley Manning will at last head to court today, for a pre-trial hearing in which prosecutors must prove they have sufficient evidence to court-martial him. The charges against him include aiding the enemy, violating the Espionage Act, and a variety of lesser offenses, the Washington Post reports. While aiding the... More »

9/11 Suspects Boycott Gitmo Hearing

(Newser) - While relatives of the victims waited in the courtroom, the five Guantanamo inmates accused of conspiring in the 9/11 attacks boycotted a pretrial hearing this morning, the Miami Herald reports. The proceeding was intended to determine whether the defendants who aren't representing themselves are competent to stand trial. Alleged mastermind... More »

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