Ocasio-Cortez to bring Kavanaugh critic to Trump’s SOTU

Politics 02/04/19, 12:17

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest for the State of the Union will be a woman who made headlines protesting against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Ana Maria Archila says she is "honored" to be the guest of the star freshman Democrat and will sit in the gallery overlooking the chamber ...

$10M bond set for man accused in shooting of Ohio deputies

U.S. 02/04/19, 11:10

A judge has set a $10 million bond for a man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio.A Clermont County Municipal Court judge set bond Monday for 23-year-old Wade Edward Winn. The shackled suspect was in court on charges of ...

Fans bet on Super Bowl in multiple states for the first time

Sports 02/03/19, 21:21

Football fans are betting legally on the Super Bowl from states other than Nevada for the first time this year.Sunday's big game is the first major sporting event for sportsbooks in a handful of states that opened after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on sports betting last ...

Belgium says willing to receive ex-Ivory Coast president

Europe 02/02/19, 06:48

Belgium says it is willing to receive Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo after he was released from International Criminal Court custody but is still discussing the details of his stay.Foreign affairs spokesman Karl Lagatie said Saturday that Belgium had "in principle accepted to receive" Gbagbo but details would be worked ...

US appeals court tosses prisoner suits over airborne fungus

California 02/01/19, 16:39

California prison inmates cannot hold state officials liable for contracting an airborne fungus that was more prevalent in the prison system, a U.S. appeals court said Friday in a decision throwing out the inmates' lawsuits.A federal monitor, not California officials, managed the state prison system's response to Valley Fever, and ...

Update: ICC judges order conditional release of Gbagbo

Europe 02/01/19, 11:03

The Latest on Ivory Coast's former leader at the ICC (all times local):5 p.m.International Criminal Court judges have ordered the conditional release of Ivory Coast's ex-president and a former youth minister, more than two weeks after they were acquitted of involvement in deadly violence that erupted after their country's 2010 ...

Update: Trial for Catalan separatists to start Feb.12

Europe 02/01/19, 07:33

The Latest on the trial of Catalan separatists in Spain (all times local):1:30 p.m.A court official says Spain's Supreme Court has set Feb. 12 as the starting date for a high-profile trial of prominent Catalan separatists.The Supreme Court official, who wasn't authorized to be named in media reports, told The ...

Prosecutors OK ex-Ivory Coast leader’s conditional release

Europe 02/01/19, 04:40

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have told judges they do not object to the conditional release of Ivory Coast's former president and youth minister following their acquittals last month on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.Prosecution appeals lawyer Helen Brady told judges Friday that ex-president Laurent Gbagbo and ...

Catalan separatists transferred to Madrid as key trial nears

Europe 02/01/19, 02:54

Spanish authorities transferred nine politicians and activists on Friday from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial for their part in an attempt to secede from Spain.There is no date set yet for the first hearing, but Judge Manuel Marchena ordered the separatists to ...

Reporters convictions appealed to Myanmar Supreme Court

World 02/01/19, 01:53

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven-year prison terms for violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act have filed an appeal with the country's highest court seeking to overturn their convictions.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for having government documents in their possession. They contend they ...

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

U.S. 01/31/19, 22:35

As the nation's opioid crisis was deepening, the company that makes a powerful prescription painkiller considered marketing an anti-addiction drug to "an attractive market" of people with addictions, according to allegations in court documents made public Thursday.The attorney general's office in Massachusetts is suing Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, along with some ...

Federal court blocks San Francisco warning on soda ads

California 01/31/19, 16:12

A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance.The law violates constitutionally protected commercial speech, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said ...

Judge approves Chicago’s court-monitored police reforms

U.S. 01/31/19, 15:40

A federal judge on Thursday approved a far-reaching plan for court-supervised reforms of the Chicago Police Department, nearly two years after a U.S. Justice Department report found a history of civil rights violations by officers. Judge Robert Dow's decision to approve the consent decree is a culmination of a process that ...

Patriots fans flock to Rhode Island to bet on the Super Bowl

Sports 01/31/19, 12:00

Given their team's success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party while placing bets on the team's chances.Their destination this time around is a lot closer.Rhode Island was one of six ...

Will Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo, acquitted at ICC, return home?

World 01/31/19, 04:08

The acquittal at the International Criminal Court of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity is making waves in the West African nation where some celebrate his pending release but others fear a repeat of the deadly 2010-2011 post-election violence that led him to The Hague."For the ...

Railroad settles civil suit in 2014 death of film worker

Entertainment 01/30/19, 17:13

A railroad owner settled a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in 2014 when a train slammed into a crew shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict.Chatham County State Court records show CSX Transportation reached ...

Gov. Bevin, Kentucky clerk at odds over attorneys’ fees

U.S. 01/30/19, 16:50

As a candidate for governor in 2015, Matt Bevin said he "absolutely supported" a Kentucky county clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses because of her opposition to gay marriage.But four years later, after a court ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $222,000 in legal fees for the gay and ...

Update: DOE secretly shipped plutonium to Nevada

U.S. 01/30/19, 16:19

The Latest on a federal court battle over the shipment of plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada (all times local):1:15 p.m.The U.S. Department of Energy has disclosed that it already shipped one-half metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium to a nuclear security site in Nevada despite the state's protests.The Justice Department ...

Update: US judge finds PG&E violated criminal probation

California 01/30/19, 14:39

The Latest on a court hearing on a U.S. judge's proposals to try to prevent Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing more wildfires (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge in San Francisco has determined that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. violated its probation in a criminal case stemming ...

German court: Bell dedicated to Hitler can stay in church

Europe 01/30/19, 10:12

A German appeals court has rejected the complaint of a Jewish man against a town's decision to allow a bell dedicated to Adolf Hitler to continue to hang in a church tower.The Koblenz state court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's rejection of the complaint from the unidentified relative of ...

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