South Africa’s Zuma must wait 3 months for court decision

Africa 05/24/19, 06:58

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will hear in three months' time whether corruption and other charges against him might be dropped.Pietermaritzburg High Court judges have reserved judgment on his application for a permanent stay of prosecution. No date was announced.Zuma was president from 2009 until 2018, when his African ...

Court ruling puts Guatemala vote, anti-graft fight in doubt

America 05/16/19, 17:16

A high court ruling barring a crusading former prosecutor's candidacy has turned Guatemala's presidential election on its ear less than a month before the vote, and raised concerns about what will happen to years of efforts to fight endemic corruption.The rejection of Thelma Aldana's appeal means at least two of ...

Amanda Knox to return to Italy for 1st time since acquittal

Europe 05/08/19, 05:11

Amanda Knox says she is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia.The American was invited to attend a conference June 14-15 in Modena organized ...

Death sentence upheld in Pennsylvania troopers’ ambush

U.S. 04/26/19, 09:01

Pennsylvania's highest court upheld the death sentence and conviction on Friday of a sniper who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another in a nighttime ambush outside their barracks in a heavily wooded stretch of northeastern Pennsylvania.The state Supreme Court's decision upholds lower court decisions in the case of ...

AG won’t release misconduct records despite court ruling

U.S. 04/04/19, 18:35

California's attorney general said Thursday that he won't release older records on state law enforcement agents' misconduct despite a recently released appeals court ruling that they are public documents.That's prompting criticism from the Democratic state senator who authored last year's police transparency law. It requires law enforcement agencies to publicly ...

Update: Defense lawyer to push for full court hearing

Football 03/27/19, 17:02

The Latest on appeals court decision on Cardell Hayes conviction (all times local):4:50 p.m.A lawyer for the man convicted of killing a former Saints football player says they're disappointed over an appeals court's decision to uphold his conviction.FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive ...

Judge says New York’s stun gun ban is unconstitutional

New York 03/22/19, 18:28

New York state's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by Matthew Avitabile, of ...

Shares in Germany’s Bayer plunge on US weed killer ruling

U.S. 03/20/19, 05:39

Shares in Germany's Bayer have plunged after a U.S. jury found the Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer — the second case that has gone against manufacturer Monsanto, acquired by Bayer last year.Bayer AG shares dropped 13 percent to 60.66 euros ($68.84) in Frankfurt ...

California’s Supreme Court upholds pension rollback

U.S. 03/04/19, 16:57

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld a decision by state lawmakers to rollback one way for public workers to pad their pensions, but avoided ruling on the larger issue of whether retirement benefits can be taken away once promised.At issue in the unanimous decision was a provision of a ...

Ukraine: Court ruling on law means end for corruption cases

Europe 02/27/19, 17:36

Ukraine's Constitutional Court has struck down a law against officials enriching themselves, a move that raised concerns Wednesday about a weakening of the country's fight against endemic corruption and ability to get more aid from the International Monetary Fund.The National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, the law enforcement agency that prepares ...

California loses border wall challenge at appeals court

U.S. 02/12/19, 17:39

A federal appeals court ruled that the Trump administration did not exceed its powers by waiving environmental rules to speed up construction of prototypes and replacement of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected arguments by the state of California and environmental groups who ...

Congo’s court upholds victory of Felix Tshisekedi

Africa 01/20/19, 05:26

Congo's Constitutional court confirmed the victory of Felix Tshisekedi, dismissing the claims of massive vote fraud by runner-up Martin Fayulu.Tshisekedi's supporters celebrated the court decision, announced early Sunday, by driving their motorcycles and cars in a procession through Kinshasa. Later the capital city was quiet, with people attending church. ...

Kansas abortion foes brace for state Supreme Court decision

U.S. 01/10/19, 00:28

Abortion opponents in Kansas have been bracing themselves for nearly two years for a ruling from the state's highest court that protects the right to have an abortion and potentially upends politics in a state long at the center of the national debate.The Kansas Supreme Court is relatively liberal in ...

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