Germany: No choice but to reject terrorist extradition to US

Europe 02/07/19, 09:34

An American request for the extradition of a Turkish man wanted in the United States on terrorism charges was rejected because there was no other option under German law, authorities said Thursday, in a case that has raised the ire of officials in Washington.Adem Yilmaz, who was indicted under seal ...

Case against 7 of 10 in German Love Parade trial dropped

Europe 02/06/19, 10:21

German prosecutors have dropped their case against seven of 10 defendants on trial over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 in which 21 people died.The dpa news agency reported Wednesday the decision came on the recommendation of the Duisburg state court judges, who ...

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 ...

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 ...

Colorado Supreme Court won’t reconsider oil and gas decision

Enviroment 01/29/19, 16:07

The Colorado Supreme Court refused to reconsider its ruling that oil and gas regulators do not have to make health and environmental protection their top priority.The court offered no explanation in its announcement, dated Monday and made public Tuesday.Seven young plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit seeking stronger health and environmental ...

Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

Football 01/22/19, 15:04

In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to reverse the result of the NFC championship game that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl — or order a do-over.Tuesday's state court filing says NFL Commissioner ...

San Francisco pier shooter seeks dismissal of gun charge

U.S. 01/16/19, 15:23

A Mexican man who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him ...

Nevada inmate Raymond Dozier whose execution called off found dead in cell

U.S. 01/06/19, 03:17

A twice-convicted murderer who had repeatedly said he wanted to die by lethal injection was found dead in his death-row prison cell from an apparent hanging, officials said Saturday. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, was found unresponsive in his solo death-row cell at the state's maximum-security prison in Ely, Department of Corrections ...

German court decides against trying alleged Nazi camp guard

Europe 12/21/18, 06:20

A German court has declined to put on trial a 95-year-old man alleged to have served as a guard at the Nazi's Mauthausen concentration camp, saying Friday that it doesn't see enough evidence to support charges of accessory to murder.The Berlin state court said prosecutors have appealed against its decision, ...

German Nazi guard trial collapses over defendant’s health

Europe 12/13/18, 10:16

The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard collapsed Thursday due to questions about the 94-year-old defendant's health.Johann Rehbogen, a former SS guard at the Stutthof concentration camp, has been hospitalized for heart and kidney issues, causing several recent hearings at the Muenster state court to be canceled.Due to ...

Suspect in Dortmund bus attack convicted of attempted murder

Soccer 11/27/18, 08:20

A German court has convicted a man on 28 counts of attempted murder in last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus.FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo Sergej W., no family name given due to German privacy laws, who is charged with detonating three bombs ...

Judge schedules hearing on whether to release report on Wynn

U.S. 11/19/18, 17:24

A judge in Nevada has temporarily blocked the planned release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report about allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn, a court official said Monday.Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez told attorneys she will hear arguments about whether the report contains confidential ...

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

U.S. 11/14/18, 16:09

A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday.An attorney for area landowners challenging the recommended permit for the Davis Refinery countered that information from developer Meridian ...

Ex-convict convicted in fatal shooting of Tennessee officer

U.S. 11/04/18, 18:26

An ex-convict was found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges Sunday in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee.A jury in state court convicted Tremaine Wilbourn on Sunday in the August 2015 killing of Officer Sean Bolton. Wilbourn also was found guilty of carjacking and weapons ...

Former Audi CEO to be released, over 4 months after arrest

Europe 10/30/18, 07:07

A German court has ordered the release of former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, more than four months after he was arrested in an investigation into the manipulation of diesel emissions controls.The Munich state court said Tuesday it lifted an arrest warrant against Stadler, ruling that it was "justifiable" on condition ...

Power of president tested in ex-‘Apprentice’ star’s case

Entertainment 10/18/18, 07:51

Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he were to buck an order in the case?The question came up — but wasn't ...

Man sues Disney, says false arrest during marriage proposal

U.S. 10/07/18, 11:46

A New York man who was arrested for getting into an altercation with a Walt Disney World worker just moments before he planned to propose to his fiance is suing the theme park resort, claiming he never touched the employee. Marc Rubin filed the lawsuit last month in state court in ...

Update: Nevada lawyers to talk about Ronaldo case

Soccer 10/03/18, 15:01

The Latest on a Nevada woman's allegation that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 (all times local):11:45 a.m.Lawyers for a Nevada woman alleging that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 plan a news conference to talk about a civil lawsuit ...

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