Law and order

Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer who filed the criminal complaint against the tobacco giants, poses for the photographer in Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Ficq said she will now petition an appeals court to order prosecutors to investigate. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
February 22, 2018 - 9:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead...
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February 22, 2018 - 7:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the U.S. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims the administration's move was racially...
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February 22, 2018 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — London police say they are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle. The Metropolitan Police force says "a package containing a substance" was delivered to St. James's Palace, where Harry has his office, on Feb. 12. It says the...
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Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission investigator Novel Baswedan, center, delivers a speech upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
February 22, 2018 - 3:18 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment. Activists dressed in white and a phalanx of officials greeted Novel Baswedan as he arrived Thursday at the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the words of some A-list actresses in his defense. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 21, 2018 - 7:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action...
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Kyle Butler of Palestine, Ark., left, and Richard Milliman of Memphis, Tenn., leave a federal courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, after a judge imposed a five-year prison term on a former east Arkansas district judge who admitted giving young men lighter sentences in return for sexual favors. Milliman became one of ex-judge Boeckmann's victims after being stopped for driving 5 mph over the speed limit four years ago, then forgetting his trial date. Butler said he was also forced to pose for photos and was threatened with his life if he didn’t recant information he had given to state investigators. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
February 21, 2018 - 6:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors. Joseph...
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FILE - In a March 22, 2015 file photo, U.S. writer Jared Taylor, author of the book "White Identity" speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Taylor is suing Twitter for banning his account amid the company's recent crackdown on content it deems abusive. He filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in a San Francisco state court. Taylor joins a growing list of extreme right wing groups and figures suing social media sites for banning their accounts and content.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
February 21, 2018 - 4:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state court in San Francisco...
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Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard leaves Brooklyn Federal court, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in New York. Bouchard testified during her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association that a wet floor caused her to slip and fall inside a locker room at the 2015 U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 21, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took the witness stand on Wednesday in her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association, describing how she slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor at the U.S. Open in 2015. Bouchard had just played in a mixed doubles match when...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A neurologist sentenced to probation after he admitted groping women at a Philadelphia clinic pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting six patients in New York City. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani quickly posted $1 million bail after his brief appearance in Manhattan state Supreme...
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Kent Whitaker, center, reacts to the his lawyer Keith Hampton, right, reading an email from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles which voted unanimously to recommend clemency for death row inmate Thomas Whitaker, Kent's son who was found guilty of setting up an ambush that killed his mother and brother in 2003. At left is Kent's wife Tanya, whom he married later. Despite the crime, his father had waged a desperate campaign to spare his life before Thursday's scheduled execution. The board recommended that Whitaker's sentence be reduced to life in prison as they read the reaction Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 2:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The fate of a convicted Texas killer nearing execution is in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands after the state parole board made the rare recommendation that the prisoner's life be spared. Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is scheduled for lethal injection Thursday for arranging the fatal shootings of...
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