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Court: Troubled defendant still has a right to reject insanity plea

WASHINGTON - A man who claimed he repeatedly stabbed his cellmate because he was possessed by demons will get a new trial after a federal appeals court ruled his lawyer wrongly pressed an insanity defense against his wishes, even if his possession defense would have been "wholly ineffective."

Court says Tucson woman can use battered woman syndrome as defense

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a new trial for a Tucson woman who was convicted of illegally buying a gun for a violent former boyfriend, saying she was wrongly denied the chance to present evidence of battered woman syndrome in her defense.

ASU grad hoped to raise ‘a little’ to aid synagogue; nets $1.2 million

WASHINGTON - Shay Khatiri, an ASU grad and Iranian immigrant, has no ties to Pittsburgh, but he wanted to do something after the Oct. 27 synagogue attack there killed 11. So he set up a GoFundMe account that he thought might raise $700. It wound up raising more than $1.2 million.