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 ...

Sentencing set for Alabama man in $2M scam

U.S. 05/28/19, 01:37

A man who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a $2 million scam that sucked in an Alabama town is due in state court to face additional counts.Records show Kyle Sandler has signed papers showing he plans to plead guilty Tuesday to a state theft charge involving more than $2,500 ...

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

Business 05/13/19, 18:14

A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.The jury's verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said ...

New trial ordered for white homeowner in death of black man

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:34

A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1 decision, the panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled ...

APNewsBreak: Feds limited in prosecution of juvenile terror

U.S. 05/06/19, 23:19

The Justice Department's ability to charge minors for supporting terrorist groups has been hampered by a 2018 Supreme Court decision, forcing prosecutors to hand off at least one such case to local authorities in a state without anti-terrorism laws.The court's decision in a case unrelated to terrorism opened a loophole ...

Kansas lawmakers put off overturning abortion-rights ruling

U.S. 05/02/19, 17:00

Abortion opponents are waiting until next year to try to overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights, signaling they may not have enough support yet to push the necessary state constitutional amendment through the Legislature.Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature were outraged by last week's ruling that the ...

Update: Kraft ordered to appear as 3-day hearing ends

Sports 05/01/19, 16:34

The Latest on a suppression of evidence hearing in the Robert Kraft prostitution case (all times local):5:30 p.m.Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wound down a three-day hearing by arguing surveillance video capturing Kraft inside a Florida massage spa should be suppressed in his prostitution case since a ...

Greenpeace wants lawsuit moved to possibly friendlier venue

Enviroment 04/27/19, 08:11

Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline from North Dakota state court to federal court, where the environmental group has already prevailed against racketeering claims alleged by the pipeline's developer.Greenpeace wants a federal judge to throw out the latest claims of ...

Homeless man faces sentencing in $400,000 GoFundMe scam

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:17

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.Johnny Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception. He has been accepted into a drug program ...

Powerball winner, 90, sues son, says money invested poorly

U.S. 04/11/19, 15:25

A 90-year-old Florida woman who took home $278 million from a winning Powerball ticket six years ago is suing her son and his financial advisers, claiming the money was put into low-return investments while she was being charged $2 million in fees.The lawsuit filed by Gloria Mackenzie last month in ...

Update: School shooting suspect facing 11 federal counts

U.S. 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 ...

California court: Old police misconduct records are public

U.S. 04/02/19, 19:38

Law enforcement agencies in California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of appeals has ruled.The 1st District Court of Appeal's decision released Friday settles for now a debate over whether records created before Jan. 1, when ...

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Amazing 03/28/19, 23:59

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him.The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer David Hingst's allegations were true, flatulence did not necessarily constitute ...

Man convicted in car attack due in court for plea change

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:03

A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack on counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is due in federal court for a change-of-plea hearing.James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state court in December in the death of anti-racism activist Heather ...

Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

Business 03/23/19, 08:30

Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park have filed their initial legal arguments in state court. Here's a look at the dispute over the $800 million Davis Refinery being built by Meridian ...

Fears of pardon for Manafort spark push to change NY law

New York 03/13/19, 15:51

New York lawmakers say they will work quickly to close a loophole in state law to ensure anyone pardoned by President Donald Trump may still be charged in state court. The change is proposed by Democratic state Attorney General Tish James. It aims to alter the state's double jeopardy law. Prosecutors ...

Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

U.S. 02/27/19, 16:03

The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed. The justices ruled 5-3 on Wednesday in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police officer in 1985. His lawyers say he ...

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

Europe 02/21/19, 08:06

A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million).The Stuttgart state court ...

Woman begins jail sentence for texting suicide conviction

U.S. 02/11/19, 15:53

A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas. Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail in 2017 for ...

Update: Aunt of teen who took his life: justice was done

U.S. 02/11/19, 15:07

The Latest on a woman who was convicted involuntary manslaughter after she encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself (all times local):3:00 p.m.An aunt of the teen who killed himself after his girlfriend encouraged him to says his family believes justice has been served.Conrad Roy III's aunt spoke to reporters Monday ...

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