Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

U.S. 11/19/19, 10:20

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx addressed the ...

Brazil’s ex-president could be freed after top court ruling

South America 11/08/19, 00:13

Brazil's Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation. The court decided in a 6-5 vote late Thursday that a person can be imprisoned only after ...

Protests paralyze Catalonia as marches head for Barcelona

Europe 10/18/19, 09:01

Catalonia and its riot-swept regional capital, Barcelona, were paralyzed Friday by a mix of strikes and marches as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth day of mass protests over the conviction of independence leaders. More than 200 people have been arrested and scores injured since separatist sentiment swelled on Monday, ...

Update: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Europe 10/14/19, 14:27

The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme ...

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

U.S. 10/10/19, 13:27

A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland. The rulings clear the way for the trial to start Oct. 21 involving just two of the more than 2,000 local governments ...

Missouri denies license renewal for lone abortion clinic

U.S. 06/21/19, 10:52

Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision Friday morning before a court hearing. St. Louis Circuit Judge ...

Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect

U.S. 06/20/19, 16:44

New Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect while the government appeals decisions that blocked them, a federal appeals court said Thursday, June 20. The rules ban taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals and prohibit clinics that receive federal money from sharing office space with ...

Dallas courthouse shooter honorably discharged from Army

U.S. 06/19/19, 11:22

The FBI says a 22-year-old man who opened fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.The Army says Brian Isaack Clyde served as an infantryman from August 2015 to February 2017 and achieved the rank of private first class. He never deployed to a ...

Panel hears case on conditions for young migrants on border

U.S. 06/18/19, 18:48

A U.S. government lawyer on Tuesday said a longstanding settlement agreement requiring sanitary conditions for detained immigrant children may not necessarily mean a toothbrush and soap must be provided for shorter stays.Sarah Fabian, senior litigation counsel for the Department of Justice, told a three judge-panel at the Ninth U.S. Circuit ...

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

U.S. 06/18/19, 18:46

Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas' 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring clarified into gunshots, the routine assignment for a veteran journalist morphed in ...

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

U.S. 06/17/19, 21:55

An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, authorities said. Federal officers killed 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde of Fort Worth after he approached an entrance ...

Update: Photo shows shooter outside Dallas courthouse

U.S. 06/17/19, 14:01

The Latest on an exchange of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas (all times local):1 p.m.A photo of the man who was fatally shot after opening fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas shows him wearing a mask and tactical gear while carrying a long gun.Law enforcement officers ...

Millionaire gets 9 years for deadly fire above tunnels

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:28

A wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, apologized to the parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra, who was burned ...

Judge grants American Airlines an order against 2 unions

U.S. 06/14/19, 20:01

A federal judge on Friday ordered unions that represent American Airlines mechanics not to interfere in the airline's operations.The judge's order came after American asked for a temporary restraining order to end what it considers an illegal work slowdown by mechanics that is causing delayed and canceled flights.Judge John McBryde ...

New trial for Nevada death row inmate will await appeal

U.S. 06/13/19, 15:12

A Nevada prison inmate who was sentenced in 2010 to die could get another chance to argue he's not guilty, after a judge in Las Vegas overturned his conviction and granted him a new trial.However, John Matthias Watson III will have to await the outcome of a Nevada Supreme Court ...

10-year sentence for participant in abuse of caged woman

U.S. 06/13/19, 14:44

A Louisiana man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the physical and psychological abuse of a young autistic woman who told him in federal court Thursday, "You made my life a living hell."Jody Lambert's sentencing was the latest in court cases involving the woman who ...

Judge won’t order new trial in Maryland nuclear bunker death

U.S. 06/13/19, 11:11

A judge has refused to order a new trial for a wealthy stock trader convicted of murder in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer on Thursday rejected a ...

Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter asks for trial by judge

U.S. 06/12/19, 17:18

The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge.The attorney for Douglas Haig argued that the connection to the massacre will have a "prejudicial effect" on ...

Appeals court rejects challenge of Confederate court statue

U.S. 06/12/19, 11:14

A Louisiana appeals court has rejected a black man's request to move his trial to a courthouse without a Confederate monument out front.The 2-1 decision Tuesday gave no reason for denying Ronnie Anderson's request to move his trial from the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse in Clinton, where he faces a ...

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