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John Edwards Jury Quits for the Weekend Without a Verdict

John Edwards Jury Quits for the Weekend Without a Verdict

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — A North Carolina jury completed its first full day of deliberations without a verdict in the John Edwards’ trial Friday, requesting to review pieces of evidence that could help determine the fate of the t…

John Edwards’ Fate Now in Hands of Jury

John Edwards’ Fate Now in Hands of Jury

Steve Exum/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The court of public opinion has had plenty to say about John Edwards but now it’s up to a jury in Greensboro, N.C., to ultimately decide the fate of the former U.S. senator, who is charged with violating cam…

John Edwards Defense Dealt a Blow By Judge’s Ruling

John Edwards Defense Dealt a Blow By Judge’s Ruling

Sketch by Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards rested his case Wednesday, but his defense was dealt a blow when the federal judge said she will set a lower bar than Edwards’ legal team had sought for convicting the former presidential ca…

John Edwards Trial Gets Documents While Awaiting Rielle Hunter

John Edwards Trial Gets Documents While Awaiting Rielle Hunter

Sara D. Davis/Getty ImagesUPDATE: John Edwards’ defense team has rested its case.  Neither Edwards, his mistress Rielle Hunter, nor his daughter Cate were called up to testify.Closing arguments are set to begin on Thursday.
(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — T…

Murder Trial of Iraqi VP Starts Without Him

Murder Trial of Iraqi VP Starts Without Him

Hemera/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — The Iraqi government Tuesday began the trial of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who is accused of running death squads that have allegedly killed dozens of Shiite officials.Al-Hashemi, on the lam since being indicted last…

John Edwards, Mistress and Daughter May Testify in Trial

John Edwards, Mistress and Daughter May Testify in Trial

Steve Exum/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards and his mistress Rielle Hunter might both be called to the witness stand Wednesday, delivering explosive back-to-back testimony and concluding nearly a month of court proceedings that have laid …

John Edwards Feared Wife’s ‘Volcanic’ Reaction to Affair

John Edwards Feared Wife’s ‘Volcanic’ Reaction to Affair

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — When Elizabeth Edwards first learned of a National Enquirer expose revealing her husband’s affair, her reaction was “volcanic” and she fretted that John Edwards’ infidelities would “humiliate” her and end…

William Balfour Found Guilty in Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial

William Balfour Found Guilty in Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial

(CHICAGO) — A jury has found William Balfour guilty of murdering actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in 2008.Balfour, 30, was accused of killing the three in a jealous rage, believing that his estranged wife, Julia Hudson, …

John Edwards Prosecution Uses ‘Nightline’ Interview in Court

John Edwards Prosecution Uses ‘Nightline’ Interview in Court

Sketch by Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The last thing jurors in the John Edwards trial saw Thursday before the prosecution rested was video from a Nightline interview that shows Edwards lying.As the prosecution wrapped up its case, the state …

John Edwards Prosecution to Hit Finale Without Rielle Hunter

John Edwards Prosecution to Hit Finale Without Rielle Hunter

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The finale in the prosecution of John Edwards on Thursday may feature Leo Hindery, a political backer who witnessed Edwards’ desperate attempt to salvage a top level job from Barack Obama even after Edwar…

Jury Deliberations Underway in Hudson Family Murder Trial

Jury Deliberations Underway in Hudson Family Murder Trial

Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic(CHICAGO) — The jury in the Chicago trial of the man charged with murdering three of Jennifer Hudson’s family members began deliberations Wednesday.The case was handed to them about 4:47 p.m. local time, and they deliberate…

Steven Powell’s Trial Haunted by Spectre of Missing Daughter-in-Law

Steven Powell’s Trial Haunted by Spectre of Missing Daughter-in-Law

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TACOMA, Wash.) — Defense attorneys opened the voyeurism trial of Steven Powell on Wednesday by stating it was “not about Susan Powell,” and the evidence is not expected to shed light about what really happened to his daught…

Prosecution Will Not Call On Rielle Hunter in John Edwards Trial

Prosecution Will Not Call On Rielle Hunter in John Edwards Trial

Sketch by Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Rielle Hunter will not testify as a witness for the prosecution during the John Edwards trial.  Though much of the trial hinges on Edwards’ relationship with his mistress Rielle Hunter, the prosecut…

Witness: John Edwards Confessed to Mistress Money Cover-Up

Witness: John Edwards Confessed to Mistress Money Cover-Up

Sketch by Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Just before John Edwards went public about fathering his mistress’ daughter, he confessed to his speechwriter that he was aware that a wealthy donor had supported the woman and his baby girl.Wendy Button…

Florida Polo Tycoon John Goodman Denied First Motion for New Trial

Florida Polo Tycoon John Goodman Denied First Motion for New Trial

Hemera/Thinkstock(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A Florida judge denied polo tycoon John Goodman’s first motion for a new trial Monday, but has not yet decided on a second request for a new trial, which hinges on a juror saying that he conducted an at-home drink…

John Edwards Told Pal $50M Would Be ‘Chip Shot’ for Elderly Heiress

John Edwards Told Pal $50M Would Be ‘Chip Shot’ for Elderly Heiress

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards intended to create a $50 million foundation for himself after losing his 2008 bid for the presidency and told a friend it would be a “chip shot” for elderly heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon to f…

John Edwards Asked Heiress for $3M More Before Indictment

John Edwards Asked Heiress for $3M More Before Indictment

Chris Hondros/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — In May 2011, just weeks before John Edwards was indicted for allegedly using $725,000 from an elderly heiress to hide his pregnant mistress, Edwards asked Rachel “Bunny” Mellon for an additional $3 millio…

John Edwards Denied Affair But Balked at Signing Affidavit

John Edwards Denied Affair But Balked at Signing Affidavit

Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards’ presidential campaign staff staunchly denied a National Enquirer report that he had a pregnant mistress, but when they drew up an affidavit so Edwards could put his denial in writing, the candidate r…

John Edwards’ Wife Tore Off Her Shirt and Collapsed Over His Affair

John Edwards’ Wife Tore Off Her Shirt and Collapsed Over His Affair

AmericanPress.org(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards put his head in his hands and his daughter Cate left the courtroom in tears Wednesday as a former aide testified about how Edwards’ wife became distraught when she found out that he was still having a…

John Edwards Trial to Hear From Staffer He Fired Over Mistress

John Edwards Trial to Hear From Staffer He Fired Over Mistress

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The trial of John Edwards is expected to hear Wednesday from a former campaign aide who was fired after a yelling match about Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter. Josh Brumberger is expected to be sworn in as…

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