Court decisions

March 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuit to force Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker isn't saying whether he will immediately call special elections for a pair of legislative vacancies as ordered by a judge. Dane County Circuit...
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FILE - This May 2, 1990 file photo shows Walter Leroy Moody, Jr., of Georgia. Moody, who was convicted in 1991 of the 1989 mail bomb death of U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance. Alabama has set at April 19, 2018, execution date for Moody. (AP Photo/File)
March 22, 2018 - 2:47 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Judge Robert S. Vance was at his kitchen table on Dec. 16, 1989, when he opened a package that had been mailed to his home. The bomb hidden inside exploded with brutal force, killing Vance instantly and severely injuring his wife. Two days later, a similar device killed an...
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Zachary Cruz, center, the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect, is displayed in a monitor via closed circuit television from the main jail as he as he makes his first appearance on charges of trespassing on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2018 - 6:22 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set a $500,000 bond for the brother of the shooting suspect for trespassing at the school. Broward County...
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March 19, 2018 - 5:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Boosting the Democrats' chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall's midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal panel on Monday rejected Republican challenges to a newly redrawn congressional map imposed on Pennsylvania by the state's high court. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. The Vatican said Friday March 16, 2018, it had convicted the suspended Guam archbishop, who was accused of sexually abusing minors, financial mismanagement and other charges, but didn't say exactly what crimes he had committed. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo, File)
March 17, 2018 - 2:33 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Friday removed the suspended Guam archbishop from office and ordered him not to return to the Pacific island after convicting him of some charges in a sex abuse trial. The Vatican didn't say what exactly Archbishop Anthony Apuron had been convicted of, and the...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, shows a call log displayed via an AT&T app on a cellphone in Orlando, Fla. The app helps locate and block fraudulent calls, although some robocalls do get through. A federal appeals court has rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 16, 2018 - 5:45 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that 2015 regulations from the Federal Communications Commission could wrongly...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:48 am
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded nearly $3.75 million to a former women's hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth for alleged discrimination and retaliation. The jury on Thursday awarded Shannon Miller more than $744,000 for lost wages and benefits and $3 million for...
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March 16, 2018 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — A jury has convicted an Iraqi teenager of attempted murder for planting a bomb on a London subway train. Ahmed Hassan, who is 18, showed no emotion as he was found guilty Friday at London's Central Criminal Court. The home-made bomb partially exploded at Parsons Green station on Sept...
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March 15, 2018 - 10:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A company may resume construction of a crude oil pipeline in a Louisiana swamp, a project that has been on hold for nearly three weeks, an appeals court ruled Thursday. A lower-court judge had suspended construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline in the Atchafayala Basin, but...
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FILE- In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa. On Thursday, March 15, 2018, a judge agreed to let five additional Cosby accusers testify at his April 2 sexual assault retrial, giving prosecutors a chance to portray the man once known as "America's Dad" as a serial predator who made a habit of drugging and molesting women. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 15, 2018 - 8:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge agreed Thursday to let five additional Bill Cosby accusers testify at his April 2 retrial for an alleged 2004 sexual assault, giving prosecutors a chance to portray the man once known as "America's Dad" as a serial predator who made a sadistic habit of drugging and...
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