Update: Sheriff’s family: Parole board’s decision ‘fair’

U.S. 04/11/19, 12:59

The Latest on a parole decision involving Henry Montgomery, who won a Supreme Court appeal on juvenile sentencing (all times local):10:55 a.m.The grandson of a sheriff's deputy killed in 1963 says a board's decision to reject parole for the man who killed his grandfather was "fair."CORRECTS LAST NAME TO HURT, ...

Inmate at center of landmark juvenile case up for parole

U.S. 04/11/19, 07:43

A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom to juvenile offenders sentenced to life without the possibility of parole will hear Thursday whether he'll finally get paroled after more than five decades in prison.A three-member board will hear the case of ...

South Korean court orders easing of abortion ban

World 04/11/19, 02:24

In a major reversal, South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country's decades-long ban on abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world.Abortions have been largely illegal in South Korea since 1953, though convictions for violating the ban are rare. Still, the illegality of abortions ...

Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

Entertainment 04/11/19, 01:22

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress.The 67-year-old Australian had sued The Daily Telegraph's publisher and journalist Jonathon Moran over two stories and a poster published in late ...

Liberal’s concession in Wisconsin race boosts GOP confidence

Politics 04/10/19, 14:51

The liberal candidate's concession Wednesday in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race gave Republicans a boost of confidence heading into the 2020 presidential campaign. The closely watched court race was an early measure of the mood in the battleground state, although its predictive value is limited. Past Supreme Court contests have not always ...

Appellate court denies execution stay for Alabama inmate

U.S. 04/10/19, 14:36

An appellate court won't halt the upcoming lethal injection of an Alabama inmate who had asked to be put to death with nitrogen gas.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied an execution stay for Christopher Lee Price.Price is scheduled to be executed by injection Thursday for the ...

Ghosn’s lawyers appeal to Japan Supreme Court over detention

Business 04/10/19, 03:22

The lawyers for Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was sent back to detention while out on bail, have filed a protest with the Japanese Supreme Court.The appeal was filed Wednesday.Lawyer Junichiro Hironaka told reporters that Ghosn's fourth and latest arrest is unfair.Ghosn was arrested in November, released on bail ...

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

U.S. 04/09/19, 23:08

Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — ...

Judge refuses bond for man accused of IS-inspired attack

Sports 04/09/19, 17:07

A Maryland man accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., intended to kill as many "disbelievers" as possible, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday before a judge ordered the man detained without bond.But a defense attorney urged the court to be skeptical ...

Slovak court considers banning parliamentary far right party

Europe 04/09/19, 12:08

Slovakia's Supreme Court is deciding whether to ban a parliamentary party for the first time in the country's history.The court listened Tuesday to a request that emanated from the country's prosecutor general to remove the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia party because he considers it a threat to democracy. It ...

Czech court: rights of alleged Russian hacker violated

Business 04/09/19, 11:17

The Czech Republic's highest court says a former justice minister violated the rights of an alleged Russian hacker by allowing his extradition to the U.S. before a separate asylum case was finalized.Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other American companies in 2012, compromising the personal ...

Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

U.S. 04/09/19, 09:51

The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that had been filed by victims' relatives.Court documents filed Friday show that ...

Update: School shooting suspect facing 11 federal counts

Texas 04/08/19, 20:32

The Latest on a school shooting suspect in Texas facing federal charges (all times local): 8:30 p.m. An attorney for an 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school says federal prosecutors have filed 11 charges against the former student after previously indicating they would not. Attorney Nick Poehl ...

Neo-Nazi website founder must return to US to face lawsuit

U.S. 04/08/19, 11:12

A neo-Nazi website operator is not excused from returning to the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family, a federal judge has ruled.The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin claims it's too dangerous for him ...

Ardern names judge to head royal inquiry into mosque attack

World 04/08/19, 01:07

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has named a sitting Supreme Court justice to head New Zealand's top level investigation into the actions of security agencies and other issues related to the mosque shootings last month in which 50 people were killed.The Royal Commission of Inquiry will look into the gunman's activities ...

Judge again halts high-capacity magazine sales in California

California 04/05/19, 22:02

A federal judge on Friday halted sales of high-capacity ammunition magazines in California, giving state officials a chance to appeal his order last week that allowed their sale for the first time in nearly 20 years.U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez barred further sales until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

Former Dallas mayor pro tem sentenced to over 4 1/2 years

U.S. 04/05/19, 17:12

Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway has been sentenced to just over 4 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty in a federal corruption probe that's shaken local government in the North Texas city.A long-time fixture in city politics, Caraway resigned from the Dallas City Council last August after ...

Elon Musk, SEC told to meet for at least 1 hour about tweets

Business 04/05/19, 12:06

A federal judge in New York is ordering Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators to meet for at least an hour to try and settle a dispute over Musk's tweets.Judge Alison Nathan also told both sides Friday to send her a letter by April 18 saying whether they ...

Man suspected of killing 4 in North Dakota due in court

U.S. 04/05/19, 11:44

A man suspected of killing four people who worked at a business that managed the North Dakota mobile home park where he lived was due in court Friday, where he could be formally charged. Chad Isaak, a 44-year-old chiropractor with a military background, was expected to appear in Morton County court ...

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