Menendez jury resumes talks as judge considers new instructions

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jurors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend could hear new instructions from the judge as they resume deliberations.

The panel finished Tuesday without reaching a unanimous verdict on any of the 18 counts against the New Jersey Democrat and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen. Deliberations are scheduled to resume Wednesday morning.

The trial is in its 11th week.

Menendez and Melgen are charged with running a bribery scheme between 2006 and 2013 in which Menendez lobbied government officials on Melgen's behalf in exchange for luxury vacations and flights on Melgen's private plane.

Both men deny the allegations.

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